Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition.
The cases are not connected to each other, nor recent cases in Florida; Precautionary "hold" order placed on four barns at Laurel Park Racetrack
Veterinary officials remain vigilant to detect any spread of a highly contagious variant from Europe to the United States.
A mare in Marion, Florida, has tested positive for the potentially deadly form of the virus, prompting strong cautionary statements from veterinary officials.
Only one horse on the property was affected and has since tested negative for the virus twice.
Twelve other horses at the Carroll County facility are potentially exposed to the bacterial infection.
A New Zealand researcher recently identified a new type of equine papillomavirus.
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.
By and large, the nation’s therapy horses are in good health, have reasonable workloads and receive high quality care, according to a study
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.
Scientific advances have helped horses live longer healthier lives, but caring for old horses can take a toll.
Citing welfare concerns, the international sport organization decrees that horses with trimmed muzzle, eye or outer-ear hair will be disqualified from events.
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.
The cold season can be especially hard on horses with heaves but there are things you can do to keep them breathing easier.
Three scientists recently launched a YouTube Channel that presents videos on a variety of equine behavior and training topics.
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.
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.
Researchers say horses faced with challenging situations blink less often than do those who are calm.
To help your horse bounce back from exertion, turn him out with his buddies rather than putting him in a stall.
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.
Horses are helping the next generation of medical doctors learn how to cope with ambiguity.
The horses lived closed to each other in the same county and none were vaccinated against the fatal neurological disease.
Wild parsnip, which is found throughout the United States, can cause phototoxic reactions in horses even it they don't eat it.
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.
When allowed to make their own choices, fat horses do not eat more than their lean peers and they get just as much exercise.
The accumulation of scar tissue within the horse's heart muscle can diminish performance and lead to a potentially fatal cardiac episode.
Difficulty eating, bit evasions and antisocial behavior are signs of dental pain in horses that are commonly overlooked or misinterpreted.
Forty potentially infected horses may have moved back to other parts of Multnomah or Clackamas county.
The discovery of parasites resistant to the most widely used class of deworming chemicals has implications for the future efficacy of common deworming products.
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.
A new study shows that America's therapy horses are in good health, have reasonable workloads and receive high quality care.
If average global temperatures continue to increase, drug resistance among internal parasites common to horses may accelerate.
Ready to restock your grooming kit? Grooming to Win author Susan Harris helps you comb through the options.
A mare adopted from the BLM was one of five animals chosen after a nation-wide contest.
The viral disease spread by birds claimed the life of a horse in Jefferson County.
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:
The long-term prognosis for horses who survive colic surgery is positive,
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.
Just as we all suspected: Diets high in starch can contribute to “spookier” behavior.
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.
The first cool days of fall offer a welcome respite from summer heat, but they also bring an increased risk of laminitis.
There's a troubling weakness in efforts to manage horses with asthma: the reluctance of owners to reduce exposure to environmental irritants.
To improve your horse’s digestive and mental health, consider bedding his stall with straw.
Did you know these three facts about the main mechanism the horse’s body uses to stay cool?
Check this indicator of ground-level ozone, particulate matter, heat and humidity, before asking your horse to exert himself on hot days.