Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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

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Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More

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Cox Voluntarily Recalls Equine Ulcer Drug

January 26, 2015

Cox Veterinary Laboratory has recalled and ceased production of Gastroade Xtra because it is not FDA-approved.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, assistant professor of equine science, with Cupid, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cannulated horses.

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SIU Research Looks to Solve Equine Colic Mystery

January 19, 2015

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, is using cannulated horses to learn what goes on in a horse's cecum.... Read More

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A Fresh Look at Heaves

January 16, 2015

Researchers' definition of this respiratory issue continues to evolve. Here's what we currently know.... Read More

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Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Gastric Ulcers

January 14, 2015

Dietary management can help gastric-ulcer-prone horses' digestive systems remain healthy.... Read More

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Can Management Help an Ulcer-Prone Horse?

January 13, 2015

Is there a specific type of diet that should be followed for a horse diagnosed with ulcers? ... Read More

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Possible Answer to Horse's Death Found in Hay

January 11, 2015

Industry professionals believe awns in rye straw, lip ulcers, and infection could be behind the horse's sudden death.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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State of Florida Fines Contaminated Horse Feed Manufacturer

January 09, 2015

Florida agricultural officials fined Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 for the contaminated feed on Jan. 6.... Read More

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Two Arizona Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

January 08, 2015

Three premises in Santa Cruz County have been quarantined as a result of the positives.... Read More

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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