Strangles Confirmed in Los Angeles County, CA

Strangles has been confirmed at an equestrian facility in Los Angeles County, Calif. During the last week in December, two horses were cultured for Streptococcus equi via nasal swab. One horse tested positive for the disease. The facility was placed under quarantine and the horse that tested positive was placed in isolation. Strangles is a […]

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EDCC Posts Alert For Potomac Horse Fever In Six Kentucky Counties

On August 14, 2017 the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) posted a disease outbreak alert for Potomac horse fever for six Kentucky counties. Counties included in the outbreak alert are Taylor, Woodford, Fayette, Bourbon, Scott and Harrison counties. According to the EDCC alert, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed 28 cases of […]

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Shaman Ghost Scratched From Classic With Fever

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens has scratched Woodward Stakes winner Shaman Ghost from Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The Stronach Stables-owned son of Ghostzapper spiked a fever in the last several days, with the most recent reading just below 102 degrees. “Something is not right,” Jerkens said. “I feed him myself at night and […]

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A Perfect Shot: Equine Vaccination Reactions

Typically, horses receive spring and fall vaccinations with no side effects; many times an owner can’t even tell the horse has received an injection. Sometimes, however, horses will show mild to moderate reactions to vaccines, specifically to the proteins or to the substances added to the vaccines to enhance the immune response. One regular vaccine […]

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‘Disappointing’: Fever Scratches Majesto From Travers

An elevated temperature will force Grupo Seven C Racing Stable’s Grade 1-placed Majesto to scratch from Saturday’s 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course, according to the outfit’s racing manager. Carlos Luis Giardinella, a Venezuelan television and magazine journalist who also serves as Grupo Seven […]

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Inflammation In Horses Isn’t Always Bad

Inflammation is a body’s immune response to an assault on its health. Whether from a cut, strain, sprain, burn, bruise or infection, inflammation is very clear: the area swells and begins to feel warm. It is also usually tender and reactive to touch. Although no one likes to see a puffy ankle or knee, it’s […]

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Songbird To Miss Kentucky Oaks, Developed Fever After Santa Anita Oaks

Unbeaten champion Songbird will be forced to miss this year’s Kentucky Oaks after developing a “low grade fever” following the Santa Anita Oaks, announced owner Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm Sunday evening. The full statement from the farm’s Facebook page is as follows: “Unfortunately we have to report that Songbird will miss the Kentucky Oaks. […]

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