Content tagged "horse diseases"

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Outbreak

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Find out more about the recent Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak and access links to recent reports and resources.

Vesicular Stomatitis

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaVesicular stomatitis is a viral disease which affects horses, cattle, swine, and...

Zoonotic Diseases Affecting Horses and Humans

Horses Updated: October 11, 2011

Horses can be impacted by several different diseases and illnesses. Preventative steps are critical to keeping your horse healthy. But what if your horse...

The Role of Nutrition in Horse Colic and Laminitis

Horses Updated: October 07, 2011

Laminitis is inflammation within the sensitive laminae of the feet. It can occur for many reasons, but as a nutritional problem it is commonly linked to...

Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Equine viral rhinopneumonitis (EVR) produces an acute respiratory catarrh, which is inflammation due to excessive...

Bacterial Diseases of the Horse

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Strangles is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection in horses. The cause has...

Botulism in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Botulism in horses is rare, but is usually fatal. It is caused by toxins produced by the bacteria known scientifically as...

Encephalomyelitis in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Equine encephalomyelitis, also called "sleeping sickness," is an infectious disease that affects the brain of the...

Equine Infectious Anemia in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Equine infectious anemia (EIA), or swamp fever, is a viral disease that occurs worldwide. The disease is usually...

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky The organism Sarcocystis neurona, a single-celled animal, can cause equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), a...

Influenza in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Influenza is an acute, highly contagious respiratory disease. It is rarely fatal except in young horses. The virus...

Strangles in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Strangles is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection in horses. The cause has been identified as a bacteria. The...

Tetanus in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Craig Wood, University of Kentucky Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is an extremely serious disease of the central nervous system that has a high mortality...

West Nile Virus in horses

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky West Nile virus (WNV) was first isolated from humans in Uganda in 1937. From there it spread throughout Africa, West...

Disease: Equine Influenza

Horses Updated: July 15, 2008

Equine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease, which spreads rapidly among susceptible horses. It is rarely fatal except in young horses. The...

Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins’ Disease)

Horses Updated: October 09, 2006

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), or swamp fever, is a viral disease that occurs worldwide. The disease is usually spread by horse flies biting an infected...

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