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Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against West Nile

Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against West Nile

The effects of the West Nile virus can be devastating to horses. Experts say one out of three horses that gets sick from WNV dies or must be euthanized. However, the virus doesn't have to be a death sentence....
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Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Researchers say they hope a robotic lift system will help improve how horses recover from limb fractures and other traumatic injuries. After a horse undergoes surgery to fix a broken leg, it's normally confined to a stall a...
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Barn Fire Kills 5 Horses including Police Horse

Police Horse Among 5 Killed in Indiana Barn Fire

A barn fire in southern Indiana killed five horses, including a police horse, at Davis Ranch in Hardinsburg....
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Merial said in a statement that an injection is the best way to initiate therapy, while the paste is convenient for accurate dosing. Equioxx Tablets can be given with or without feed.

FDA Approves Equioxx Tablets for Horses

Equioxx Equine veterinarians will soon have a new formulation of Equioxx in their arsenal to help relieve osteoarthritis in their horse patients. The once-daily, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) treatment fo...
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10 Tips for Protecting Horses when Wildfires Threaten

10 Tips for Protecting Horses when Wildfires Threaten

Horse owners in wildfire danger zones know that the call for evacuation can come at any time. Currently, more than 95 large, active fires are burning west of the Rocky Mountains across seven states with no relief in sight,...
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A Kentucky based animal health supplement manufacturer is voluntarily recalling three animal optic eye drop products after bacteria was detected in product samples.

Kinetic Vet Recalls Equine Eye Drops Due to Bacteria

Recall Bacteria detected in product samples leads a Kentucky based animal health supplement manufacturer to voluntarily recall three animal eye drop products. Lexington based Kinetic Vet is recalling the following produ...
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Laser Treatment Saves Rescue Horse's Eyes

Laser Treatment Saves Rescue Horse's Eyes, Life

In the first collaboration of its kind between Penn Vet and Penn Med, clinicians used a laser treatment for humans to treat cancerous tumors in the delicate area around both eyes of a Paint Horse rescued from the kill pe...
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A Leg Up for Horse Health

A Leg Up for Horse Health

It’s difficult to know when it’s safe for performance horses to return to exercise after a tendon injury. In some equine sporting activities, 23 to 67% of horses reinjure themselves within two years, and surgery provide...
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Field safety studies, which examined the vaccine when used in the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy, showed no systemic or local reactions to vaccination

Leptospirosis Vaccine Approved for Mare Pregnancy

The equine leptospirosis vaccine against L. pomona receives additional approval for use in all three trimesters of a mare's pregnancy....
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Contaminated Horse Feed Questions regarding Nutrena

Nutrena Acknowledges Tainted Feed Allegations

Nutrena states it is conducting an investigation after receiving complaints. It comes after a horse owner's allegations of contaminated feed caused panic for some horse owners on social media this week. ...
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3 Horses Injured in Brook Ledge Horse Transport Accident in California 1-2017

Brook Ledge Horse Transport Accident Injures Show Horses

No horses euthanized A California accident involving Brook Ledge Horse Transport leaves three show horses injured. Brook Ledge was transporting seven horses when the accident happened Wednesday morning near Redlan...
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Study: Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

Study: Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

Diagnosis of equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis is often elusive and the disease provokes more questions than answers for veterinarians and horse owners....
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EHV-1: Cleaning the Horse Stable on Contact

EHV-1: Cleaning the Horse Stable on Contact

Concerns over the equine herpes virus continue as cases emerge. Veterinarians recommend horse owners practice strict biosecurity since EHV-1 is easily spread. Horse owners have discovered a preferred alternative to harmfu...
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Horses with Chronic Uveitis Benefit from New Procedure

Horses with Chronic Uveitis Benefit from New Procedure

“The pain is gone after the eye is removed, and, from then on out, the lid remains closed,” she said. “But, for cosmetic purposes, especially in the case of show horses, an orbital prosthesis, essentially a spacer, ca...
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Fixing Broken Horses

Fixing Broken Horses

“We need to fix the fracture so well that the horse can stand up following the surgery and walk immediately,” he said. “We try to make fractures so stable, so quickly, that they don’t have time to develop laminitis....
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10 Hot-Weather Tips for Horses

10 Hot-Weather Tips for Horses

Heat stroke can happen anytime your horse is exposed to excessive heat and its body can't handle it, so it is important you know the signs to help protect your horse. You should know your horses temperature, heart, and resp...
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Big Thoroughbred Fights Big Infection

Big Thoroughbred Fights Big Infection

At one point eventer Monica Fiss thought she was going to have to put her young thoroughbred down due to a medical mystery. It took a New Bolton Center surgeon to find the life-saving solution....
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A barn fire kills 23 horses at Mercury Equine Center, a Lexington Thoroughbred training center.

23 Horses Perish in Mercury Equine Center Stable Fire

A barn fire at the Mercury Equine Center in Kentucky killed 23 horses Sunday....
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OSU Veterinarian's Innovation Helps Rescue Horse Continue Healing Children

OSU Veterinarian's Innovation Helps Rescue Horse Continue Healing Children

“When I originally saw the x-rays, I was very pessimistic and felt this may not be a good use of the rescue’s funds and not a great prognosis for the horse,” said Schoonover. “Then Bob gave me some examples of how...
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Necropsy: Fourth Equine Dead from Monensin Toxicity at Florida Stable

Necropsy: Fourth Equine Dead from Monensin Toxicity at Florida Stable

They were fed contaminated equine feed produced by Lakeland Animal Nutrition, an Alltech subsidiary. Three horses died in October. Lakeland Animal Health issued a voluntary recall of its horse feed soon after....
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