Research: Horses can inherit susceptibility to anhidrosis
Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition.
Two Maryland horses test positive for neurologic form of equine herpesvirus.
The cases are not connected to each other, nor recent cases in Florida; Precautionary "hold" order placed on four barns at Laurel Park Racetrack
Mare euthanized for neurological form of EHV-1 in Pennsylvania was not associated with international travel, transport or competitions
Veterinary officials remain vigilant to detect any spread of a highly contagious variant from Europe to the United States.
Concern over aggressive neurological equine herpes strain increases
A mare in Marion, Florida, has tested positive for the potentially deadly form of the virus, prompting strong cautionary statements from veterinary officials.
Quarantine lifted for Michigan farm after threat of neurologic EHV-1 outbreak passes
Only one horse on the property was affected and has since tested negative for the virus twice.
Maryland boarding barn under voluntary quarantine after strangles diagnosis
Twelve other horses at the Carroll County facility are potentially exposed to the bacterial infection.
New viral source of equine warts discovered
A New Zealand researcher recently identified a new type of equine papillomavirus.
Is your horse in the mood to perform well?
A study suggests that a horse who seems unhappy or aggressive in his stall is likely to have a negative attitude and choppier gaits when working under saddle.
We do right by our therapy horses
By and large, the nation’s therapy horses are in good health, have reasonable workloads and receive high quality care, according to a study
PEA-um shows promise for horse joint treatment
A small-scale preliminary study suggests that a natural fatty acid compound called palmitoylethanolamide (PEA-um) can help ease pain associated with joint disease in horses.
Good news and bad news about senior horse care
Scientific advances have helped horses live longer healthier lives, but caring for old horses can take a toll.
FEI bans trimmed whiskers in competition horses
Citing welfare concerns, the international sport organization decrees that horses with trimmed muzzle, eye or outer-ear hair will be disqualified from events.
Prevent colic this winter
The risk of impaction colic increases dramatically for all horses in the winter, but there are things you can do to make it less likely.
Winter care for horses with heaves
The cold season can be especially hard on horses with heaves but there are things you can do to keep them breathing easier.
New Online Resource Offers Horse Behavior Information
Three scientists recently launched a YouTube Channel that presents videos on a variety of equine behavior and training topics.
How do horses perceive death?
A study from Portugal analyzing the reactions of feral horses to the loss of herdmates has lessons about the emotions and intelligence of all horses.
Pain relief potential of ketorolac in horses investigated
In a recent trial, the efficacy of ketorolac in treating hoof pain in horses was no better than for commonly used medications. But, say researchers, more studies are needed.
A new way to spot stress in horses
Researchers say horses faced with challenging situations blink less often than do those who are calm.
Socializing speeds recovery for horses after hard work
To help your horse bounce back from exertion, turn him out with his buddies rather than putting him in a stall.
Aqua treadmills speed conditioning in horses
Exercising while immersed in water can not only help a horse speed recovery from illness or injury but can aid in restoring strength and stamina.
How medical students learn horse sense
Horses are helping the next generation of medical doctors learn how to cope with ambiguity.
Three Canadian horses die of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
The horses lived closed to each other in the same county and none were vaccinated against the fatal neurological disease.
This invasive weed spells trouble for horses
Wild parsnip, which is found throughout the United States, can cause phototoxic reactions in horses even it they don't eat it.
Do corticosteroids increase a horse's laminitis risk? Not necessarily
A study from England challenges the long-held belief that corticosteroids increase a horse’s risk of developing a potentially devastating inflammatory hoof condition called laminitis.
Obese horses get a bum rap say researchers
When allowed to make their own choices, fat horses do not eat more than their lean peers and they get just as much exercise.
A better method for detecting heart problems in horses
The accumulation of scar tissue within the horse's heart muscle can diminish performance and lead to a potentially fatal cardiac episode.
Is your horse trying to tell you his teeth hurt?
Difficulty eating, bit evasions and antisocial behavior are signs of dental pain in horses that are commonly overlooked or misinterpreted.
Oregon horse with strangles may have exposed others
Forty potentially infected horses may have moved back to other parts of Multnomah or Clackamas county.
Report of resistance among equine parasites on Kentucky farm raises questions
The discovery of parasites resistant to the most widely used class of deworming chemicals has implications for the future efficacy of common deworming products.
Florida horse diagnosed with neurologic equine herpes myeloencephalopathy
The horse, who is currently quarantined, is experiencing ataxia, hind-end weakness and an inability to urinate. All of these are common neurologic signs associated with EHV-1.
We're doing right by our therapy horses
A new study shows that America's therapy horses are in good health, have reasonable workloads and receive high quality care.
How climate change may affect how you deworm your horse
If average global temperatures continue to increase, drug resistance among internal parasites common to horses may accelerate.
A Brush Buyer's Guide
Ready to restock your grooming kit? Grooming to Win author Susan Harris helps you comb through the options.
Mustang mare to adorn beer cans
A mare adopted from the BLM was one of five animals chosen after a nation-wide contest.
First report of equine West Nile Virus in Colorado for 2020
The viral disease spread by birds claimed the life of a horse in Jefferson County.
Behaviors that indicate lameness
Equine lameness can be difficult to detect, but a study from England confirms the reliability of a relatively new tool for identifying subtle signs of musculoskeletal pain in horse:
Good news about recovery from colic surgery
The long-term prognosis for horses who survive colic surgery is positive,
Busting myths about mares and coat color
Studies show no connection between gender or coat color and behavior. Yet, say the researchers, chestnut mares are often subject to a double dose of prejudice.
Research links diet and behavior
Just as we all suspected: Diets high in starch can contribute to “spookier” behavior.
More evidence that honey helps equine wounds heal
Wounds treated with medical-grade honey gel were more likely to heal completely without infection than were wounds treated without honey.
Reasons for "girthiness" investigated
Ill-fitting tack is often blamed for girthiness but resistant behavior was linked to that cause in only a small number of the study horses.
Respiratory therapy may boost performance
A therapeutic breathing technique borrowed from human medicine can help horses' respiratory efficiency.
The dangers of "Football Weather"
The first cool days of fall offer a welcome respite from summer heat, but they also bring an increased risk of laminitis.
Owners play a key role in equine asthma management healing
There's a troubling weakness in efforts to manage horses with asthma: the reluctance of owners to reduce exposure to environmental irritants.
A promising new way to monitor equine disease
Implanted microchips that can monitor a horse’s body temperature show promise for the early detection of disease outbreaks.
Study makes case for straw bedding for horses
To improve your horse’s digestive and mental health, consider bedding his stall with straw.
Windy weather increases risk of rare eye infection in horses
High winds may lead to corneal trauma that allows equine ulcerative keratomycosis to develop.
Understanding equine perspiration
Did you know these three facts about the main mechanism the horse’s body uses to stay cool?
What the air quality index (AQI) means for your horse
Check this indicator of ground-level ozone, particulate matter, heat and humidity, before asking your horse to exert himself on hot days.