Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Tips for Managing Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses

May 09, 2016

Up to 93% of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers. Is yours one of them? Here's how to manage the condition.... Read More

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BHS: Be Vigilant This Spring for Sycamore Seedlings

May 06, 2016

Owners are encouraged to watch for sycamore seedlings, which can cause atypical myopathy, in horse pastures.... Read More

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Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More

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Old World Viruses 'New' Cause of Equine Neurologic Disease

May 04, 2016

Sindbis virus and Middelburg virus have been causing problems in a surprising number of horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1: No New Cases Reported

May 03, 2016

The farm was placed on 30-day quarantine when the first case was confirmed on April 18. ... Read More

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Study: EPM-Causing Parasites Ubiquitous in U.S. Horses

May 03, 2016

Living where horses don't commonly get diagnosed with EPM doesn't mean your horse isn't at risk. ... Read More

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TMJ Inflammation's Impact on Chewing in Horses

April 30, 2016

Unilateral TMJ inflammation not only affects the way horses chew but also likely creates a certain level of pain. ... Read More

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Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest

April 29, 2016

Confinement is difficult but often necessary for healing. Learn how to keep horses healthy while on stall rest.... Read More

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Some Nonantibiotics Disrupt Biofilms in Endometritis Cases

April 25, 2016

No single agent reliably disrupted biofilm in all tested bacteria, but several were effective against specific species.... Read More

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What's a Pheochromocytoma, and How Do Vets Diagnose It?

April 24, 2016

This hormone-secreting tumor can form in horses' adrenal glands, potentially causing damaging high blood pressure.... Read More

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Inaugural UK Equine Nutrition Short Course to be Held May 14

April 22, 2016

The event is designed to teach owners how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Similar Equine Eye Conditions

April 22, 2016

Corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy are a lot alike, but have some key differences, researchers found.... Read More

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Parx EHV-1: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

April 22, 2016

The horse residing in a quarantined barn at the Bensalem, Pennsylvania, track tested positive earlier this week.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV

April 21, 2016

All horses exposed to the two positive cases are currently free of clinical signs and are being monitored daily.... Read More

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Howard County, Maryland, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

April 20, 2016

The affected horse tested positive for non-neuropathic EHV-1 and was euthanized by a private veterinarian.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Tests Positive for EIA

April 20, 2016

A farm in Halifax has been quarantined after a horse residing there tested positive for EIA on April 18.... Read More

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Keep Horses Away From Creeping Indigo

April 20, 2016

What is creeping indigo and will it hurt my horse? ... Read More

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Three Nebraska Horses Positive for Neurologic EHV-1

April 20, 2016

One of the affected horses has been euthanized while the other two have been isolated on the premises.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Held in Argentina

April 20, 2016

Attendees from around the world gathered to discuss the latest topics and trends of equine infectious diseases.... Read More

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Rabies Confirmed in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Horse

April 19, 2016

The horse was hospitalized and later euthanized.... Read More

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Jury Awards Millions for Polo Pony Deaths

April 18, 2016

In 2009, 21 polo ponies died after receiving an improperly compounded selenium, vitamin B, and potassium product.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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EHV-1 Prevalence in Horses With Respiratory Disease

April 18, 2016

Submitting blood and nasal secretion samples gives vets the best chance of accurately diagnosing EHV, researchers found.... Read More

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Do Elite Show Jumpers Get the Nutrition They Need?

April 18, 2016

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips surveyed elite show jumper owners/managers about their horse's diets. Here's what she found.... Read More

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Mesh Successful at Preventing Nephrosplenic Entrapment

April 17, 2016

None of the 26 study horses suffered nephrosplenic entrapment recurrence following surgery.... Read More