Disease Prevention

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Equine coronavirus risk factors identified
A North Carolina outbreak helped researchers identify factors that put horses at risk of developing equine coronavirus.
Easier option for EHV-1 detection
Less invasive muzzle swabs were almost as effective as nasal swabs in detecting EHV-1 in horses with clinical disease.
Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction: PPID
PPID is treatable but not curable, and therapy is lifelong. Because of PPID’s importance to horse and pony health and well-being, Morris Animal Foundation decided to make it a focus of the Foundation’s...
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The vitamin that may help prevent PPID
About 20 percent of horses older than 15 develop pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Vitamin E can help help prevent the condition.
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Tracking the spread of EHV-1 
Testing stalls rather than the horses in them may be the key to detecting equine herpesvirus at horse shows and other events.
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Is it flu season for horses, too?
Winter is flu season for people. Not only do we tend to gather indoors more during cold weather, but cold, dry conditions aids the spread of the influenza virus. When, though, is flu season for horses? How...
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EQUUS 'Farm Calls' episode 20: White line disease in horses
EQUUS “Farm Calls” is brought to you in 2022 by Farnam—Your Partner in Horse Care. “There is a lot of confusion about white line disease,” said Dr. Steve O’Grady, who worked as a professional farrier...
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The growing threat of ticks
Ticks are relentless, blood-feeding ectoparasites that infest almost every type of animal, including horses. With a resume like that you’d think we’d all be on high alert, all the time, to ensure ticks...
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The essential elements of quarantine for horses
Effective quarantine meets a basic goal: to prevent healthy horses from having contact with an ill horse or contaminated surfaces.
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EQUUS 'Farm Calls' episode 16: Tick-borne diseases
Learn more about diseases that ticks can spread to horses in this discussion with Dr. Toby Pinn-Woodcock.