Vaccine For Equine Grass Sickness Tested

A four-year trial suggests that Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) is associated with a bacterium commonly found in soil: Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) type C. Currently, vaccines are available for botulism and tetanus, diseases that are closely related to C. botulinum type C. Researchers are hopeful that a similar vaccine could protect against grass sickness. Scientists […]

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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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Zoetis Donates Vaccines To ASPCA Help A Horse Home Contestants 

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has announced an exciting partnership with Zoetis US LLC to reduce the medical costs for the agencies participating in the annual Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge. Zoetis will donate their new vaccine CORE EQ Innovator™ for every equine adopted during the two-month […]

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Three Horses With Equine Influenza At World Equestrian Center In Ohio

The World Equestrian Center management has been made aware by horse show veterinarian Dr. Holly Helbig that three horses at the facility have tested positive for the Equine Influenza Virus. After a full respiratory panel, all three horses have tested NEGATIVE for Streptococcus equi (Strangles) and NEGATIVE for EHV-1 and EHV-4 (Equine Herpesvirus). When the horses in question demonstrated […]

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Senior Horses May Not Need Plethora Of Spring Vaccines

While vaccinations are key to keeping horses healthy, vaccinating horses in their mid- to upper-20s comes with some additional concerns. While it’s important to ask the horse’s veterinarian what vaccines he must receive, if the horse doesn’t leave the farm and is not exposed to other horses, there are some vaccinations that he may not […]

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Newly Discovered Equine Parvovirus Can Cause Serious Liver Disease

A new parvovirus has been identified in horses that can cause life-threatening liver disease. A horse in Nebraska contracted equine serum hepatitis (liver disease), also called Theiler’s disease, after having an equine-derived tetanus antitoxin administered. He died 65 days after treatment, reports HorseTalk. Dr. Thomas Divers and colleagues identified the unknown parvovirus in the liver […]

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UHVRC Distributes 3,200 Complimentary Vaccines To Horses In Need

More than 180 nonprofit equine rescue and retirement facilities in the United States recently received 3,200 complimentary doses of core vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC). Supported in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Merck Animal Health, the UHVRC has delivered more than 21,000 free vaccines to horses […]

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