Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

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Test Horses Annually for Equine Infectious Anemia

February 14, 2015

Here's why following testing regulations for equine infectious anemia is critical to maintaining good horse health.... Read More

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Endoscopy for Equine Dental Exams

February 13, 2015

Oral endoscopy provides vets with a detailed, magnified view of dental and soft tissue structures in the horse's mouth.... Read More

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'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

February 12, 2015

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Galveston County, Texas

February 09, 2015

Officials have confirmed two cases of neurologic EHV-1 in horses at two stables in northwestern Galveston County.... Read More

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Hypovolemic Shock

February 09, 2015

Here's what you need to know about hypovolemic shock related to blood loss or trauma in horses.... Read More

Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.

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Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Virginia Horse

February 06, 2015

A 14-year-old gelding from western Albemarle County has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1),... Read More

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Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More

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Australian Veterinarians Defend Equine Hendra Vaccine

February 05, 2015

Equine veterinarians are responding to recent social media commentary criticizing the hendra vaccine's safety.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

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EDCC Raising Funds to Begin Operations

February 04, 2015

Officials are seeking donations to help launch and fund the new Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC).... Read More

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Texas Temporarily Waives Thoroughbred Piroplasmosis Testing

February 03, 2015

Testing is still required for Quarter Horses at sanctioned tracks and all horses at unsanctioned racetracks.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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EIA Outbreak in California's Racing Quarter Horses

February 01, 2015

Thirty-four racing Quarter Horses, ranging in age from 3 to 8 years, have tested positive for EIA since 2012.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Studying Emerging Diseases in the Equine Industry

January 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Weese studies microbial populations in the horses' digestive tracts, infection sources and carriers, and more.... Read More

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Final Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released in Colorado

January 30, 2015

In all, there were 556 livestock investigations in the state resulting in 370 quarantines.... Read More