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Practice Good Biosecurity to Guard Your Equine from EHM

April 18, 2019

Practice Good Biosecurity to Guard Your Equine from EHM Please be aware Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), was confirmed in a Glasscock County Quarter Horse on April...


Neurologic form of EHV-1 confirmed in Montgomery County horse

April 12, 2019

AUSTIN – Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), was confirmed in a Montgomery County reining Quarter Horse on April 9, 2019. The positive horse attended a reining event...


EHV-1 infected horse reported in Johnson County

April 12, 2019

Laboratory confirmation of a Johnson County horse infected with Equine Herpesvirus neurologic disease, or Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), was received by Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) staff veterinarians on Thursday, April 4. The horse has been...



Nevada state vet asks horse owners to travel with caution

February 21, 2019

(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – After two positive confirmations of streptococcus equi bacterial infection (commonly known as strangles or equine distemper) and several more likely positives on one property in Clark County, Dr. JJ Goicoechea, state...


Be sure your horse is hydrated
Be sure your horse is hydrated

January 30, 2019

It’s like clockwork. When Stacy Tarr, DVM, brings his 20-year-old gelding up to take care of his recurring lameness, the old horse will drink one full tub of water every night. “If I come out...


Horses and blood, dust and mud
Horses and blood, dust and mud

January 30, 2019

Cowboys call it a living or a way of life, spectators call it entertainment, and others call it too dangerous. The sport of rodeo can get a bad reputation, but people are still paying their...


The Right Fit: Getting a horse ready for sale
The Right Fit: Getting a horse ready for sale

January 3, 2019

It’s January in South Dakota. Odds are, the mercury has dropped below zero more than once in the last few months, and the horses have adapted appropriately, growing their own blanket to ward off the...



Oregon wild horse spay halted

November 9, 2018

According to multiple news sources, the Bureau of Land Management has halted plans to conduct a sterilization project on wild mares in Oregon. The BLM filed a motion Nov. 7 saying it does not have...


Third EIA-positive horse identified In Colorado
Third EIA-positive horse identified In Colorado

November 6, 2018

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has been notified a third Colorado horse has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia. The investigation is ongoing but appears to be unrelated to...


FDA Warns Two Firms about Monensin Contamination in Horse Feed

October 23, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two feed mills, Gilman Co-Op Creamery in Gilman, Minnesota, and Farmers/Ranchers Cooperative Association of Ainsworth in Ainsworth, Nebraska, that mixed horse feed containing monensin....


Officials trying to locate 100 horses in 20 states to test

September 10, 2018

An incident of Equine Infectious Anemia in Weld County, Colo., has made the job of area large animal practitioners more challenging, as the state veterinarian’s office reaches out to owners whose horses may have been...


GOOD GROUND FOR FAST HORSES

July 4, 2018

Rodeo competitors head for the arena expecting to get dirty. But what kind of dirt, how much and how it is managed will determine whether those athletes compete at the top of their game, or...


How to keep horses safe from EHV
How to keep horses safe from EHV

May 10, 2018

In recent weeks, equine herpesvirus (EHV) infections have affected horses in South Dakota and the surrounding region. These horses have been associated with travel to and from events such as rodeos where they have contact...



EHV-1 confirmed in Lincoln County horse

April 11, 2018

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) has been confirmed in a horse in Lincoln County, South Dakota. The horse became ill with neurologic signs, including incoordination and difficulty walking. The horse was treated at a local veterinary clinic...