neurologic

Rise In Neurologic Form of EHV-1 Cause For Concern

A new review reports that equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)—specifically the neurologic form of the disease–is still a large threat to the equine industry, potentially disrupting training and breeding schedules; restricting movement of horses; and potentially cancelling equine events such as shows and races. There has been a marked increase in the number of reported neurologic cases […]

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Colic Or Rabies? Similar Symptoms Can Place Horse Owners At Risk

“The horse was in extreme distress and the horse owners agreed: The only option to alleviate the suffering was euthanasia,” said Ed Murray, DVM, owner of Coosa Valley Equine Center in Pell City, Alabama. Dr. Murray shared his experience about a devastating case that stands out among his 47 years of being an equine veterinarian. […]

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New Stall Assists Neurologic Equines At Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

An updated and expanded neurologic stall has been gifted to the Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in memory of a beloved patient of the center. Just Java, owned by Karen Jones Squires and James Squires, succumbed to laminitis in 2015. The stall has been named the “Just Java” Neurologic Stall. The new stall […]

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Heart Attack Or Nettles? British Racehorse Suffers Surprising Allergic Reaction

A racehorse in Britain had a surprising reaction to stinging nettles, a type of weed common in Europe and North America — such an extreme reaction, in fact, that his connections thought he was suffering a heart attack, and his veterinarian is warning other owners to keep watch for the plant. The horse was found […]

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Like Humans, Stoned Horses Get The Munchies

A veterinarian in Iceland recently told Iceland Magazine that an incident from a few years ago convinced her that horses and humans may have a common reaction to marijuana exposure: hunger. A few years ago, veterinarians with the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority were tasked watching a group of Icelandic horses because they were shivering […]

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International Travel Of Equines May Spread Parasitic Disease Dourine

Dourine is a parasitic venereal disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma equiperdum. Also dubbed “covering disease,” it has been described as a neglected-horse disease in the past, but scientists believe that the condition warrants greater attention, including better diagnostics to discover it and better drugs to treat it, mostly because of the increasing international movement […]

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Painful Parody: Plethora Of Other Issues Can Mimic Colic Symptoms

The signs of colic are well-known to many horse owners: abdominal discomfort shown by pawing, kicking at the belly, repeatedly rolling, sweating and increased heart and respiration rate. While these symptoms are all rightfully red flags, they are not only signs of abdominal distress; they may also be signs of pain in almost any other […]

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Can Proper Nutrition Reduce EHV-1 Risk? One Study Says Yes

Good nutrition and correct management seem to have the ability to largely downplay the effects of equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) in horses, a new study out of Belgium shows. EHV-1 traditionally affects horses that are less than one year old; the virus resides in the upper respiratory tract, replicates and enters the bloodstream. EHV-1 […]

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Nevada State Vet Places Quarantine After EHV-1 Positive

Horses that competed at the Nevada State High School Rodeo Feb. 22-24 in Pahrump have been placed under quarantine by Nevada State Veterinarian Dr. JJ Goicoechea. This measure was taken  after one positive for equine herpes virus type 1 with neurologic signs was reported. The Nevada Department of Agriculture did not release the name of […]

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Two New Viruses Cause USDA Center For Biologics To Call For Additional Testing

Equine serum hepatitis, also called Theiler’s disease, can threaten the life of adult horses by compromising their liver. First described in the early 1900s as highly fatal liver failure that occurred after an equine antiserum for African Horse Sickness was given, more-recent cases of the disease in North America have been associated with tetanus antitoxin […]

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