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Ever-Vigilant Against EHV

By: Graham Garrison
October, 2017
Proper biosecurity, vaccination plans and communication will help lower the risk of equine herpes outbreaks

The news was alarming – and unfortunately – frequent. In the early 2000s, and even as late as 2011, news would break following a major horse show, at a race track or other equine industry event, where hundreds of horses gathered, that some of the horses participating were diagnosed with equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1).

Categories: Cover Story, 2017 Equine Winter

The Early Warning Signs of PPID

By: Jennifer Ryan
July, 2017

The early signs of pituitary pars imtermedia dysfunction (PPID) are subtle, and may be difficult to notice

As the weather changes, many horse owners will be helping their horse shed its longer, thicker winter coat. In some cases, owners may notice patches of longer hair that is slower to shed out in the spring or maybe even a little loss of muscle mass. These could be early signs of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), a disease that requires long-term management to keep a horse healthy.

Categories: Cover Story, Equine 2017 Summer

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