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  • Merial Offers Springtime Advice for Horse Owners

    Realizing that health problems can strike even the best cared for horses, Merial Animal Health reminds horse owners, that with spring approaching, they should make sure that horses are protected against potential disease threats that arrive along with wa

    Flossie Sellers - February 8, 2012 10:41

  • Your Horse's Exposure to Parasites

    Horsemen’s Laboratory Tip:  Parasites in Pastures Increase in the Spring, and So Does Your Horse’s Exposure to Them

    Flossie Sellers - May 23, 2011 12:58

  • Minimize Chances of Ryegrass Staggers

    Nearly 25 years ago, New Zealand researchers discovered that mycotoxins produced by endophytes living within ryegrass cells could affect horses and other livestock, causing them to tremble and lose coordination. The toxins affected part of the brain'

    Flossie Sellers - October 7, 2011 09:05

  • Morris Animal Foundation Funds Major EVH-1 Research

    Amid the national outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), an airborne virus that has infected at least 41 horses this month, Morris Animal Foundation–funded researchers continue their work to develop a vaccine to this highly contagious pathogen.

    Flossie Sellers - May 31, 2011 18:07

  • New Cases of Equine Herpes Myoencephalitis Reported

    Nine months after a potentially fatal equine virus swept western states, the disease is back. Five new cases of Equine Herpes Myoencephalitis (EHM), also referred to as neurological Rhino, a mutated form of the Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1) were reported

    Flossie Sellers - January 16, 2012 15:11

  • New Rules for Horses from CEM-Affected Countries

    In March 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued an Emergency Action interim-rule, which amended some of the regulations regarding the importation of horses from countries affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM). The rule went into e

    Flossie Sellers - July 22, 2011 11:56

  • New Treatment Option for Lameness Available

     Following more than six years of development and testing, a new system designed specifically for the treatment of lameness in horses is being introduced this month for use by horse owners, trainers and veterinarians.

    Flossie Sellers - November 15, 2011 12:54

  • New Warnings about WNV and EEE for Horse Owners

     Equine owners across North Carolina and throughout the United States are being urged to discuss their annual vaccination protocol with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases.

    Flossie Sellers - April 5, 2012 11:08

  • New Yorkers Warned About EEE

    State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today urged all New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites after mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus have been identified in areas of the sta

    Flossie Sellers - August 16, 2011 12:05

  • Oats May Prevent Colic

    A research study commissioned by The Prairie Oat Growers Association looked at more than 260 published research documents to assess past research regarding the nutritional benefits of feeding oats to horses. Dr. Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentuc

    Flossie Sellers - August 30, 2011 14:34

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