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The Survey Says: More Answers Are Needed When It Comes To Colic

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation.

In 2018, AAEP ...

Horses Diagnosed With EHV-1 In New York, Quarantines In Place

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is advising owners, boarders and riders to watch their horses closely for signs of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) after several cases of the virus were confirmed in horses boarded in Canton, St. Lawrence County and Geneseo, Livingston County.

According to a press release:

The virus is not a threat to humans, ...

New York Veterinarian Joins AAEP On Call Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sara Langsam, VMD, of Garden City, N.Y. is one of two veterinarians dedicated to caring for Thoroughbred racehorses that have joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. On Call is a media-assistance program that provides timely health updates on equine athletes during nationally televised events.

Langsam, partner in Fort Lauderdale, ...

EHM Quarantine Lifted In Schuyler County, N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released a Schuyler County farm from quarantine for Equine Herpesvirus, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

Previously the state reported one Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) case and one positive test for EHV-1 at the same quarantined premises.

An aged Quarter Horse mare, displaying ...

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