Realizing that health problems can strike even the best cared for horses, Merial Animal HealthÂ reminds horse owners, that with spring approaching, they should make sure that horses are protected against potential disease threats that arrive along with wa
Horsemenâs Laboratory Tip:Â Parasites in Pastures Increase in the Spring, and So Does Your Horseâs Exposure to Them
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'
Amid the national outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), an airborne virus that has infected at least 41 horses this month, Morris Animal Foundationâfunded researchers continue their work to develop a vaccine to this highly contagious pathogen.
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
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
Â 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.
Â Equine owners across North Carolina and throughout the United StatesÂ are being urged to discuss their annual vaccination protocol with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases.
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
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