Horse Health

  • Role of Equine Respiratory Viruses in Diseases

    Determining the cause of an equine respiratory disease is often difficult, and as a result, treatment options are limited. Veterinarians see the horse because of weight loss, fever, coughing, increased respiratory rate and nasal discharge, but are often

    Flossie Sellers - October 27, 2011 13:53

  • Similarities in Obesity in Horses and Humans

    According to Philip Johnson, professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia, “There is a striking parallelism between humans and horses when it comes to obesity.  Some of the very same problems humans encounter wit

    Flossie Sellers - October 6, 2011 10:59

  • Strange Horse Behavior May Be Caused by EPM

    With many horses being put out into spring time pastures, or grazing along trails, the scientists at Bayer Equine Connection are reminding horse owners about the potential for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis which affects the horse's central ne

    Flossie Sellers - April 2, 2012 09:40

  • Strangles Cases Bring Horse Racing Cautions

    Because of the  outbreak of strangles at Saratoga Raceway in New York, racing officials in Canada and throughout the United States are cautioning horse owners not to enter horses in races that participated are were located at the Saratoga race track dur

    Flossie Sellers - March 28, 2012 09:19

  • Strangles Vaccine and Your Horse

    Show season is in full swing and many owners are traveling with their horses to events across the country. Keeping horses healthy when traveling can present challenges. Increased travel can increase potential exposure to risk based infectious diseases.

    Flossie Sellers - July 26, 2011 10:06

  • Study of Pathogens Will Help Prevent Disease Spread

    In a study supported by Merck Animal Health (formerly Intervet Schering Plough)  which started in 2008 and is ongoing, lead study author Nicola Pusteria, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, laun

    Flossie Sellers - October 12, 2011 13:29

  • Summer Challenges to Equines

    In some parts of the United States, this is turning out to be the hottest, driest year in quite some time. With hot, dry weather, horses face a number of health challenges.

    Flossie Sellers - August 2, 2011 11:18

  • Technique for Identifying Disease-carrying Midges Developed

    There are over 4,000 species of biting midges in the Ceratopogonidae family, and over 1,000 in just one genus, Culicoides. The distribution of midges in the genus Culicoides is world-wide; 47 species are known to occur in Florida. Species belonging to the

    Flossie Sellers - October 28, 2011 10:17

  • Three Wisconsin Horses Dead from EEE

    The Chippewa County Department of Public Health reports that three horses in the county have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) recently reported the positive test results to the Wisconsin D

    Flossie Sellers - October 7, 2011 15:46

  • Tick Season is Here

    With the arrival of fall weather, ticks are in search of a good meal to continue their on-going life cycle, and this means more tick bites for all warm blooded animals.

    Flossie Sellers - October 31, 2011 11:17