Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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EIA Hold Order at Arapahoe Park Lifted

June 28, 2016

The EIA-positive mare was euthanized and a second exposed horse was transferred to a newly quarantined premises.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Confirmed in Florida Horses

June 28, 2016

A Polk County horse tested positive for EEE while a Osceola County contracted WNV. Neither had a vaccination history.... Read More

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Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 28, 2016

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function,... Read More

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EEE Reported in Florida, South Carolina Horses

June 27, 2016

Six Florida horses and four South Carolina horses have tested positive for EEE thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications

June 27, 2016

Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined.... Read More

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Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2016

Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 24, 2016

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

June 24, 2016

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium.... Read More

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EIA-Suspect Horse Identified In Colorado

June 24, 2016

Confirmatory tests are currently being run after a nonracing horse at Arapahoe Park tested positive for EIA.... Read More

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A Memo From the UKVDL Regarding CEM Sample Submissions

June 24, 2016

The USDA has issued revised guidelines for contagious equine metritis (CEM) culture. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

June 24, 2016

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More

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North Carolina Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

June 23, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in horses in a South Carolina county that borders North Carolina.... Read More

Grasses including tall fescue and ryegrass, pictured here, can contain ergot bodies, which can be toxic to horses.

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Use Caution When Bedding Horses on Rye Straw

June 23, 2016

Rye straw can contain ergot alkaloids, which can be poisonous to livestock, including horses. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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2016 Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit to be Live-Streamed

June 22, 2016

The summit will feature talks on racing surfaces, equine injuries, nutrition, biosecurity, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

EOTRH can cause severe changes to a horse's tooth roots and gums.

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Facing a Scary-Sounding Dental Disease

June 22, 2016

What could cause a horse to develop equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis (or EOTRH)?... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Canada Introduces New Equine Biosecurity Standards

June 21, 2016

The document chronicles simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease.... Read More

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Horse at Ruidoso Downs Euthanized Due to EHV-1

June 20, 2016

A single horse tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 on June 17. That horse's barn has been quarantined.... Read More

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

June 18, 2016

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Confirmed in Jackson County, West Virginia

June 17, 2016

As a result, officials are advising owners in Jackson and adjoining counties to use caution when moving their horses.... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Chatham Co., Georgia, Owners: Protect Horses from EEE

June 17, 2016

Chatham County Mosquito Control has detected EEE in mosquito populations in the western part of the country.... Read More

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The "Problem" Mare: A Challenging Case of Endometritis

June 17, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how she successfully managed and impregnated a particularly challenging problem mare.... Read More

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California Tainted Feed Lawsuit Refiled

June 16, 2016

The lawsuit seeks damages for owners whose horses ingested feed allegedly tainted with monensin.... Read More

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Wisconsin EHV-1 Quarantine Released

June 15, 2016

A quarantine put in place after a West Bend horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 has been lifted.... Read More