Is An Ounce Of Prevention Really Worth It? An Equine Vet Weighs In

There are a plethora of products and services on the equestrian market designed to keep horses healthy, preventing maladies and illnesses. However, Dr. Ramey, a Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine graduate and respected equine veterinarian, notes that more preventative medicine is not always best in the horse world. There are items on the […]

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Vaccinating Horses With Cushing’s Disease

Nearly one-third of older horses will become affected by pituitary pars intermedia dysregulation (PPID, also called Cushing’s disease) in their lifetime. Horses with PPID have long, shaggy coats that don’t shed out well in the spring. These horses will also have drink water excessively, have abnormal fat deposits, abscesses or laminitis and experience chronic infections, […]

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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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First Case Of West Nile Virus In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed that a 7-year-old Paint horse has been infected with West Nile virus (WNV). Located in Boyle County, the horse presented with mild ataxia that was more pronounced in the front limbs. The attending veterinarian reports that the horse is responding well to treatment and has a favorable […]

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Equine Influenza Cases Still Rising In Britain

Equine Influenza (EI) continues to rise in Britain, with more than 200 confirmed cases so far this year. There were only two outbreaks reported in all of 2018. The Animal Health Trust’s Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Dr. Richard Newton, said the increased movement of horses to and from events and competitions is contributing […]

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More Florida Horses Positive For EEE; 18 Horses Officially Diagnosed In 2019

Six horses have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida, raising the total to 18 confirmed cases in the state this year. From Osceola, Holmes, Suwannee and Washington counties, five of the newly diagnosed horses were euthanized and one is recovering, reports The Horse. The six horses recently confirmed with EEE include an […]

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Bad Year For Bites: West Nile Confirmed In Additional AZ Mosquitoes

Phoenix was recently ranked as the 11th worst city for mosquitoes in 2019, with a significant increase in the mosquito population in the West Valley this year compared to 2018. Additionally, there is a significant increase in the number of mosquitoes that are carrying West Nile Virus. Thus far in 2019, there have been 68 […]

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Healthy Broodmares Can Shed EHV-1 Vaginally

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been in the headlines lately as outbreaks have occurred across the country. EHV-1 can cause respiratory infections as well as neurologic disease; it can also cause abortion in pregnant mares. The virus can be difficult to control; adding to the difficulty of curbing the disease, horses can shed the EHV-1 without […]

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Potential New Vaccine For African Horse Sickness Identified

The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) is pleased to announce that significant steps have been taken towards the identification of a new vaccine for African Horse Sickness (AHS). Over the past three years, the IHSC has supported a number of research projects in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). These projects have […]

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