Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Texas Confirms Six New Equine West Nile Cases

August 16, 2016

The laboratory also confirmed one case of Eastern equine encephalitis in a horse residing in Orange County.... Read More

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Researchers Study Plant-Based Treatment for Equine Melanoma

August 16, 2016

Betulinic acid could become a safe and effective treatment for melanoma in horses, researchers said.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

August 15, 2016

So far in 2016, five Louisiana horses have died as a result of Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 17 Tennessee Horses

August 15, 2016

The 17 racing Quarter Horses are all connected to the same location in Rutherford County.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

August 15, 2016

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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What is Eosinophilic Enteritis in Horses?

August 14, 2016

Learn more about this challenging inflammatory condition that affects the horse's intestines. ... Read More

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Quarantines Lifted on New York Farms After EIA Deaths

August 12, 2016

State health officials found no additional exposed horses had been infected with equine infectious anemia.... Read More

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Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More

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Inbred Horses Help Scientists Identify IBH Gene Locations

August 11, 2016

Researchers studied a group of related Exmoor ponies to find the chromosomes that could carry IBH-related genes.... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

August 10, 2016

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More

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Fourth Case Reported of EEE in a Virginia Horse This Year

August 09, 2016

The 6-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Hopewell was euthanized because of the disease.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Dies of West Nile Virus

August 09, 2016

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding resided in St. Croix County.... Read More

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Colorado Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2016

August 09, 2016

The infected horse is reportedly a 6-year-old Friesian mare. ... Read More

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North Dakota Mule Dies of West Nile Virus

August 09, 2016

The mule, located in Burleigh County, had not been vaccinated against the disease.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders: Are Equine Olympic Athletes at Risk?

August 09, 2016

While the deadly disease is endemic in Brazil, animal health authorities say the Rio Games' equestrian facility is safe.... Read More

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8 Horses at UC Davis Vet School Test Positive for Flu

August 08, 2016

The index case showed clinical signs of the respiratory disease after being admitted for an unrelated surgery.... Read More

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Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More

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New York Horse Contracts West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

The unvaccinated 8-year-old stallion from Cayuga County was euthanized on July 27.... Read More

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Colorado Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 05, 2016

A horse in Weld County is the first confirmed case of WNV in a Colorado horse in 2016.... Read More

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Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 04, 2016

The affected draft-cross stallion, residing in Mille Lacs County, is alive but showing neurologic signs of disease. ... Read More

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Streptococcus Between Species

August 03, 2016

Can Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus be transferred from horses to people?... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Tests Positive for EEE

August 03, 2016

The affected horse from Madison County did not survive.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 02, 2016

The unvaccinated 1.5-year-old Friesian stallion has been unable to stand for a week and is receiving supportive care.... Read More

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What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More