Horse Health

  • Strangles Outbreak Over at Horse Rescue in Virginia

    Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue has announced that after three and a half months of dealing with an outbreak of strangles the test results for all 50 horses are negative. The animals are ready to be placed in new homes and volunteers and potential caregiv

    Flossie Sellers - October 21, 2011 09:28

  • Tennessee Equine Hospital Quarantined

    The Tennessee State Veterinarian has placed the  Equine Hospital at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center under a seven day quarantine. The Veterinary Medical Center expects to maintain voluntary isolation for an additional period of time

    Flossie Sellers - September 19, 2011 11:00

  • Test for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Developed

    A new diagnostic test for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), a progressive, degenerative neurological disease of the central nervous system,  has been developed by a team led by Daniel Howe, Ph.D., at the University of Kentucky‘s Gluck Equine R

    Flossie Sellers - August 4, 2011 11:49

  • Thermographic Scans Detect Injuries

    Thermography can be a great tool when trying to diagnose a horse who isn't "right", but the problem isn't showing up on x-rays or other standard exams. In BAEN's newest how-to video, Napa CA vet Dr. Joanna Robson explains the very "Star

    Flossie Sellers - June 22, 2011 13:30

  • Threat of Disease Keeps Horse Owners Alert

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is encouraging all horse owners to go to its EHV-1 website, for updates on the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) in several western states.

    Flossie Sellers - June 7, 2011 08:18

  • Three EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in California

    Two additional EHV-1 cases confirmed:Two (2) additional horses on the affected premises have been confirmed positive by nasal swab for the neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1. The only clinical sign displayed by these two horses was a fever.

    Flossie Sellers - August 24, 2011 13:43

  • Investigations of Contagious Equine Metritis Closed

    The World Organisation for Animal Health ("OIE") recently issued the following summary of the investigation into the two outbreaks of Contagious Equine Metritis and although a conclusive source has not been identified in the case of the larger (2008) o

    Flossie Sellers - July 4, 2011 09:56

  • Too Much Grass Grazing May Create Problems

    During spring and summer months, it is important for horse owners to be aware of the risks of the consumption of too much grass especially by horses that have health problems such as laminitis and other nutrition-related diseases.

    Flossie Sellers - August 8, 2011 16:24

  • Treadmill Aids Diagnosis in Horse Respiratory Diseases

    The new American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Oregon State University has recognized specialties for both dogs and horses. OSU received attention last fall from its installation of a high-speed horse treadmill, where clinic

    Flossie Sellers - November 9, 2011 12:15

  • Tumors Don't Create Risk for Blood Clots

    The pituitary is a small gland located near the base of the horse's brain. It regulates almost all of the body's endocrine (hormonal) systems. It is often called the "master gland."

    Flossie Sellers - October 28, 2011 14:06