Content tagged "horse diseases"

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Outbreak

Horses Updated: February 24, 2016

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

Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins’ Disease)

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Disease: Equine Influenza

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

West Nile Virus in Horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-born virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain...

Tetanus in horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Strangles in horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Zoonotic Diseases Affecting Horses and Humans

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Encephalomyelitis in horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Bacterial Diseases of the Horse

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis in horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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

The Role of Nutrition in Horse Colic and Laminitis

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

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...

Vesicular Stomatitis

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

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