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They’re back! Our doctors have noted eastern tent caterpillar nests so it is time for be looking in the trees. When mature, the large, hairy caterpillars wander from these nests, especially along fence lines. Consumption of large numbers of caterpillars by pregnant mares precipitated foal losses in the mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) outbreak that…Continue Reading
Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Central Kentucky 2017 Foal Crop Central Kentucky’s foal crop in 2011 caused concern among practitioners, farm owners, managers, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) and the horse industry media. Following that year, nocardioform placentitis cases dropped to typically seen levels in the state. The 2016 foal crop saw a…Continue Reading
As the weather continues to get colder, remember to be on the look out for ringworm. It is easily spread between horses when sharing brushes and tack and can be transmitted to people. If you find ringworm on your horses, all brushes and equipment should be disinfected. Always be sure to have your veterinarian come…Continue Reading
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/gagliano-system-change-we-cant-afford-pass/ Gagliano: a system change we can’t afford to pass up James L. Gagliano | OCTOBER 17, 2016 Polling of U.S. horse racing bettors has repeatedly demonstrated that drugs and integrity issues are two of the top three issues facing the sport, and 92 percent of them say they want to see uniform medication policies…Continue Reading
A reminder to keep an eye on your young horse population this fall: Late summer and fall is the time of year to look out for signs of Equine Proliferative Enteritis (EPE), a potentially serious disease. EPE is caused by the bacteria Lawsonia intracellularis and usually affects young horses (foals, weanlings and yearlings). While these…Continue Reading
Leptospirosis Vaccine Information As of November 2015, a vaccination for leptospirosis was approved for use in horses. It is called Lepto EQ Innovator and is made by Zoetis. It is a killed, whole cell bacterin. The product is labeled for vaccination of healthy horses 6 months of age or older as an aid in the…Continue Reading
“Equine Disease Quarterly – July 2016” 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 circulation during gestation. To date, only a few of them are known to be biologically active. Progesterone, the most renowned of…Continue Reading
The spring weather has finally moved in to Central Kentucky and that means prime growing conditions for Eastern Tent Caterpillars. Remember to be on the lookout for silk tents and monitor their proximity to your horses, especially pregnant mares. Once mature, these caterpillars can travel for hundreds of yards and will use fence lines as…Continue Reading
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Begins in Central Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 17, 2016) – Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch was reported March 17 in Scott County. “This year’s first observed hatch is seven days earlier that 2015, reflecting the warm spring temperatures,” said Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment…Continue Reading