Outbreak Alert: West Nile Virus in Tulare County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture   Number Confirmed: 1;Facility Type: Private Facility;Age: 5; Gender: Stallion; Breed: Friesian; Onset of Clinical Signs: 8/23/2022;Clinical Signs: Recumbency and paddling; Confirmation Date: 8/31/2022; Vaccination Status: Unvaccinated;Comments: This is the 5th case of equine WNV in California in 2022. For additional information, go …

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U.S. Drought – Locate Hay Now To Avoid Shortages This Winter


Recently TheHorse.com spoke with Daniel McEvoy, PhD, who is an assistant research professor in climatology at the Western Regional Climate Center, in Reno, Nevada. The subject was purchasing hay during the current severe drought in the western U.S. “There’s a lot of variation throughout the West,” said McEvoy in June. …

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Outbreak Alert: Strangles in Clallam County Washington

Source: State vet office.   Number Confirmed: 1;Facility Type: Private Facility;Notes: A horse in Clallam County has tested positive for Strangles. Purchased some other horses from an auction. This horse was on property. Working with private vet and under self quarantine measures. For more information about Strangles go to: Strangles …

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Equine Wellness: Have Mercy – Equine Euthanasia

Bailey's Story - Equine Euthanasia

Examining difficult end-of-life decisions The gelding stood with his head cocked to one side, nose extended forward. Curious and charming, our heartstrings tightened when we learned he was mostly blind. We’ve all seen inspirational stories of sightless horses living happy lives. With the right companion, and enough human love, he …

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New AAEP Guidelines for Prevention, Treatment of Equine Bacterial Disease Leptospirosis

Divers T. Leptospirosis. In Sprayberry KA, ed. Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2015:179.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause acute renal failure, in-utero infection and abortion, and equine recurrent uveitis in infected horses. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines to educate practitioners about risk factors, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and other considerations pertaining to …

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Outbreak Alert: June 14, 2022 – Equine Infectious Anemia Santa Clara and Merced County, CA

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture Number Confirmed: 1;Age: 4; Gender: Mare; Breed: Quarter Horse (QH); Usage: Racing;Confirmation Date: 6/9/2022;Notes: On June 9th, a 4-year-old racing Quarter Horse mare was confirmed positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). The mare was temporarily residing in Merced County when she was tested …

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Call to Action: Write Congress to Release Funding in Support of the Old Guard

Image from CNN's April 2022 story reporting 'life-threatening" conditions for military horses

(Washington, D.C., June 13, 2022): Several weeks ago, the American Horse Council was made aware of some concerns regarding the conditions of the facilities housing the soldiers and horses of The Old Guard at Arlington Cemetery. The 3d U.S. Infantry, traditionally known as “The Old Guard,” is the oldest active-duty …

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