Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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ADM Releases Statement on South Carolina Horse Feed Incident

January 08, 2015

A farm owner says three horses died and another was sickened after consuming contaminated feed produced by ADM.... Read More

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Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 07, 2015

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma?

January 06, 2015

What's the difference between heaves, COPD, RAO, and equine asthma? Dr. Laurent Couetil explains.... Read More

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Interpreting Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays

January 05, 2015

Learn about polymerase chain reaction assays, how they work, and how veterinarians interpret their results.... Read More

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Feeding Ponies

January 05, 2015

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More

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UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

January 02, 2015

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

January 02, 2015

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams Can Reveal Cardiac Problems

December 31, 2014

Learn about the cardiac abnormality one veterinarian identified during a prepurchase exam and if it was a deal breaker.... Read More

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Where are we Headed with Wobbler Syndrome?

December 30, 2014

Despite all that is known, important questions still remain about wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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Settlement Reached in Florida Horse Deaths

December 29, 2014

Owners of horses that ingested recalled feed have reached a settlement with Lakeland Animal Nutrition Inc.... Read More

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Researchers Study Near-, Farsightedness in Horses

December 26, 2014

While two-thirds of horses have normal vision in both eyes, others are either near- or farsighted in one or both eyes.... Read More

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Could Your Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

December 23, 2014

Studies have shown that a high percentage of performance and racehorses have gastric ulcers.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Corneal Dystrophy in Friesians

December 21, 2014

Corneal dystrophy in Friesians could have a genetic basis, but the condition responds well to appropriate treatment.... Read More

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Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

December 19, 2014

Tristar Equine Marketing has recalled Gastrotec after receiving a warning letter from the FDA regarding its marketing.... Read More

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No New VS Cases Reported in Colorado in Last Week

December 19, 2014

Twenty-six Colorado premises remain under quarantine after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... Read More

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EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

December 18, 2014

Implementing a proper vaccination regimen for breeding stock is key to minimizing EVA's spread around the world.... Read More

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Helpful Tips on Caring for Senior Horses This Winter

December 17, 2014

From joint health to hoof care and nutrition to dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 17, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More

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Fourth Horse Death Connected to Recalled Feed

December 16, 2014

A fourth Florida horse has died after consuming an equine feed tainted with an antibiotic intended for use in cattle.... Read More

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Teeth in Strange Places

December 16, 2014

Can a tooth grow out of the front of the horse's head, close to the eye? ... Read More

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More