Using Progesterone as a Diagnostic Tool During Equine Pregnancy

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Progestogens are a class of steroid hormones largely responsible for sustaining the embryo and maintaining uterine quiescence. In horses, at least 10 known progestogens are present in maternal... Read More

Equine Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are rare in horses with an estimated prevalence of 0.1-0.5%. Male and female horses are similarly affected, and a clear-cut breed predilection is not evident.... Read More

Syndromic Surveillance and Spatial Epidemiology

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Syndromic surveillance is the use of existing health data to provide real-time analysis and feedback to epidemiologists in the investigation of disease outbreaks. Spatial epidemiology is a subfield of... Read More

Equine Lymphosarcoma

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Lymphocytes are an important component of the equine immune system. Like all cells within the body, lymphocytes have the potential to undergo neoplastic (cancerous) transformation that results in... Read More

A Diagnostic Approach to Equine Glanders in Germany

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Glanders, one of the oldest known zoonotic infectious diseases, is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. Infection with B. mallei may cause clinical signs in horses after an incubation time of... Read More

Gloves and Hand Protection

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Human skin is the primary barrier against microbes, toxins, and physical injury. In equine veterinary care, gloves spare humans from exposure to harmful organisms, toxins, and pharmaceuticals such as... Read More

Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

by Equine Disease Quarterly

An outbreak of illness at a Japanese racing stable in the latter half of 2014 re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its potential as an equine pathogen. The first indication that the virus could... Read More

Economic Impacts of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks

by Equine Disease Quarterly

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease that can affect many livestock species, most often in horses and cattle. The virus causes vesicles (blisters) that form primarily on the lips and tongue,... Read More

International Disease Collating Centre Report for July

by Equine Disease Quarterly

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks. The final outbreak in the 2014/2015 occurrence of vesicular stomatitis in... Read More


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EQUIOXX (firocoxib) Tablets Receive FDA Approval
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Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible... Read More
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