Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Hitting Colorado Hard As Fair Season Ramps Up

Colorado has had an “unprecedented” amount of Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) cases so far this year said Colorado state veterinarian Keith Roehr. Threat of the virus affecting even more horses as fair season ramps up in the state is a great concern. On July 24, 70 horses in Larimer County were quarantined, reported the Colorado […]

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Positive Diagnosis Of Equine Infectious Anemia In Idaho

A horse in Treasure Valley, Idaho, has been diagnosed with Equine infectious anemia (EIA), reports the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The horse had recently been transported from Washington state to Canyon County. EIA is typically spread between horses through biting insects like mosquitoes, but needles and other equipment contaminated by the blood of […]

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Chemotherapy A Viable Treatment For Horses With Lymphoma

Lymphoma, the most common cancer in horses, has been successfully treated with chemotherapy, a new study shows. However, nearly two-thirds of horses were affected with mild adverse effects from the chemo. Presentation of the cancer varies depending on the areas of the horse that are affected; the prognosis is also variable depending on where the […]

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Peritonitis: Not Always A Secondary Condition

Peritonitis is a painful inflammation of peritoneum, the tissue that lines the abdomen and supports most abdominal organs. Often seen as a complication in horses that have had abdominal surgery, a ruptured bowel or injury to the abdominal cavity, if left untreated it can lead to organ failure and death. Though often associated with prolonged […]

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Kentucky’s First 2018 Case Of Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed In Thoroughbred Filly

A 4-year-old Thoroughbred filly in Bourbon County, Ky. has been confirmed to be suffering from equine Potomac Horse Fever (PHF), according to the office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian. The filly presented on June 1 with watery diarrhea, lethargy, and a fever of approximately 104 degrees. She has since been hospitalized in an isolation unit, […]

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New Bolton Suggests 10 Tips To Help Horses Beat The Heat

Summer is a great time to ride, but summer heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress may cause diarrhea, or even colic. Following these 10 tips and using common sense will help keep you and your horse safe and comfortable during the hot days ahead. Dr. […]

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The Heat Is On: Keeping Horses Safe In Summer Temperatures

Horses can face a variety of heat-induced maladies in the summer, whether they are turned out all day or asked to exert themselves in very warm weather. The primary concern for horses in the summer is heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion occurs when a horse becomes weak and tired because of increased body temperature and dehydration. […]

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