Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE)

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring’s wet weather.

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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you’re considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian’s

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Readers Share Top Two Vaccination Choices

Approximately 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, “Which two vaccinations do you feel are most important?”


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Equine Encephalitis:The Ever-Present Threat

Before WNV reached North American shores, there were two other forms of viral encephalitis for horse owners to worry about. Eastern, Western and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are killers, but vaccination can help stave off these neurologic diseases.

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Vets Watch for Hurricane-Related Illnesses

With water pooling in places that it normally doesn’t and sharp debris all around, horse owners can’t help but wonder if conditions left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will cause an increase in the reports of illnesses such as tetanus,

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The Ever-Present Threat

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a 12-part series of articles on vaccinations for horses.

West Nile virus (WNV) might be the new kid on the block, the one gaining all the media attention, but unfortunately, it is not the only

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Encephalomyelitis

The initials are innocuous enough–EEE, WEE, VEE–but the diseases they stand for can be deadly to both equines and humans. They are, in order, Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (WEE), and Venezuelan Equine

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Wildlife Disease: Contagious Critters

Diseases from other animals pose a constant threat to our horses. Disease-causing agents, or pathogens, lurk in local wildlife, fly overhead in birds, and lay in the next field inside cows peacefully chewing their cuds. These disease agents–whether

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