DeterminingÂ the cause of an equineÂ 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
According toÂ Philip Johnson, professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia, âThere is a striking parallelism between humans and horses when it comes to obesity.Â Some of the very same problems humans encounter wit
With many horsesÂ being putÂ out into spring time pastures, orÂ grazing along trails, the scientists at Bayer Equine ConnectionÂ are reminding horse owners about the potential for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis which affects the horse's central ne
Because of the Â outbreak of strangles at Saratoga Raceway in New York,Â 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
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.
In aÂ study supported by Merck Animal Health (formerly Intervet Schering Plough) Â which started in 2008 and is ongoing, lead study author Nicola Pusteria, DVM, Dipl.Â ACVIM of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, laun
In some parts of the United States, this is turning out to be the hottest, driest year in quite some time.Â With hot, dry weather, horses faceÂ a number ofÂ health challenges.
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
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
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.