Tag: horses

Abstracts: Equine sarcoids-causes, molecular changes, and clinicopathologic features: a review

Equine sarcoid is the most common skin tumour of horses. Clinically, it occurs as a locally invasive, fibroblastic, wart-like lesion of equine skin, which has 6 clinical classes: occult, verrucose, nodular, fibroblastic, mixed, and malignant. Sarcoids may be single but multiple lesions are more frequent. The typical histological feature is […]

Emergency Animal Disease Bulletin: African horse sickness

Authors: Alice Kermond, Jenny Baird and Sally Thomson (Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment)   African horse sickness virus (AHSV) is a highly pathogenic arbovirus with the potential to cause severe, often fatal, circulatory, and respiratory disease in horses. It is a nationally notifiable disease that is exotic to Australia. […]

UQ helps turn down horse ‘roaring’

The effects of a breathing condition in thoroughbred and tall horses is set to be reduced by new University of Queensland treatment techniques. School of Veterinary Science equine surgeon Ben Ahern is investigating treatments for laryngeal hemiplegia, a degenerative condition known as “roaring” that restricts oxygen intake during exercise in […]