Stop the Spread of Vesicular Stomatitis

Outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis (VS) occur in Texas every several years, but until this June, there were no reported cases since 2014. Because horses near Austin were recently diagnosed with this disease, horse and livestock owners in nearby areas should take precautions to keep their animals safe. VS is a highly-contagious zoonotic disease that causes […]

From the Horse’s Mouth

When Dr. Michelle Coleman isn’t teaching and collaborating with students, she is devoted to her research, which examines the effects of equine obesity and a condition that affects the larynx. Story by Briley Lambert As a young girl in Greenville, South Carolina, Dr. Michelle Coleman was always fascinated with the beauty and grace of the horse. Her longtime […]

Is your horse safe from Equine Infectious Anemia?

Horses are beautiful and strong creatures, but they still depend on their owners to keep them healthy. One disease horse owners should be aware of is Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), a virus that can destroy red blood cells, causing weakness, anemia, and death. Dr. Michelle Coleman, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]


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