Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

November 08, 2015

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 17 Counties

November 06, 2015

Eighty locations remain under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

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New Drug for Insulin-Resistant Horses in Development

November 05, 2015

Scientists are investigating an active pharmaceutical ingredient called NP-500 with studies in horses.... Read More

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A Confused Hair Coat

November 04, 2015

Why would a 9-year-old horse grow winter hair during the summer months? ... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Utah Livestock

November 03, 2015

Cases remain in Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah counties, where premises are in varying stages of quarantine.... Read More

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Cardiac Recovery Time in Endurance Horses Evaluated

November 03, 2015

Veterinarians and riders should consider cardiac recovery times of more than 13 minutes as a warning sign of a problem.... Read More

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FDA Approves Loading Dose for EPM Treatment

November 02, 2015

The FDA approved a loading dose for Marquis, which is also the first FDA-approved EPM treatment.... Read More

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Charley Gets a Second Chance at Barrel Racing

November 01, 2015

Read about how a gelding overcame a serious eye problem and formed a bond with a 10-year-old girl.... Read More

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All Wound Up

October 30, 2015

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Wyoming Horses

October 30, 2015

There are 23 active cases in that state located in Fremont and Crook counties.... Read More

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Does a Canine Lyme Vaccine Elicit a Response in Horses?

October 28, 2015

Researchers found that vaccination with the currently available canine product could offer some protection for horses.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi

October 27, 2015

This finding is the first molecular characterization of resistance to three classes of antibiotics in R. equi.... Read More

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Is Omeprazole Safe for Horses' Bones?

October 27, 2015

Short-term omeprazole administration had no impact on horses' blood calcium levels or bone mineral content or density.... Read More

Researchers found that laryngoplasty has fewer risks and is less expensive if it’s performed in a standing horse.

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Standing Laryngoplasty Cheaper, Safer Than Classic Method

October 26, 2015

A procedure to correct a paralyzed larynx has fewer risks if it's performed in a standing horse, French researchers say.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 15 Counties

October 22, 2015

While 56 premises remain quarantined, the movement restrictions at 274 facilities have been released.... Read More

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First Cases of SPM of the Year Confirmed in U.K.

October 22, 2015

Vets are warning horse owners to take extra precautions as autumn winds could blow toxic sycamore seeds into pastures.... Read More

Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Hospital in Corvallis offers state-of-the-art equine diagnostic and clinical services.

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Oregon State Managing Case of Equine Influenza

October 21, 2015

One horse tested positive for the virus and was placed in isolation for treatment. ... Read More

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Horse Infected with WNV in El Dorado County, California

October 20, 2015

The horse from the Greenwood community is recovering and expected to survive.... Read More

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Anhidrosis: What to Remember

October 16, 2015

Horses with anhidrosis don't produce an adequate amount of sweat. Here's what to know about this condition.... Read More

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2015

October 15, 2015

Reported diseases include vesicular stomatitis, equine infectious anemia, strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, and more.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First WNV-Positive Horse for 2015

October 14, 2015

The 10 year-old gelding from Gloucester County was euthanized on Oct. 3. The horse's vaccination status is unknown.... Read More

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Texas Equine WNV Count Rises to 26

October 14, 2015

The cases are spread across the state, and a lack of vaccination is a prevailing trend in the affected horses.... Read More