Category: Disease and Illness

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Wobbler Syndrome in Horses

While out on your regular ride, you notice that your horse seems a little clumsier than usual, tripping over sticks and stumbling.? You put it down to him being lazy, but notice it?s becoming...

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Cushing?s Disease in Horses

As equine medicine progresses, and routine stable management improves, horse owners are finding that their horses and ponies are living to a much more advanced age.? Because of this, it is important for horse...

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Does Your Horse Have Enteroliths?

If your horse is experiencing chronic but low intensity colic, your veterinarian may suspect that enteroliths are at the root of the problem.? Enteroliths are mineralized stones that form in a horse?s intestinal tract.?...

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Heaves and Your Horse

Heaves, also known as broken wind or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a devastating disease that affects the respiratory system of a horse.? It is usually caused by ingesting dusty or moldy hay, or...

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Equine Influenza Virus

As with humans, horses can become very ill from the normal influenza virus.? Although most horses can and do make a full recovery from the disease, those with a compromised immune system, and in...

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Equine Infectious Anemia

Also known as swamp fever, this devastating disease is mainly prevalent in the southern United States, as well as in some areas of Canada.? The disease is spread through the bites of blood-sucking insects...

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Arthritis in Horses

All animals, including humans, have a tendency towards arthritis as they get older.? In horses the disease can the result of the ageing process and general wear and tear on joints, or can come...

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White Line Disease

Although they are complex structures designed to be the foundation that holds your horse?s weight, his hooves are remarkably vulnerable.? White Line Disease occurs when the inner layer of the hoof wall begins to...

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Dealing with Colic in Your Horse

As the number one killer of horses, colic is a very serious issue for horse owners everywhere.? To maximize you horse?s chance of survival, know the symptoms and be prepared to take immediate action.?...

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Laminitis vs. Founder

There is often much confusion about the relationship between laminitis and founder. Because so much mystery still surrounds these diseases, and because of their debilitating reputation, many horse owners find themselves unsure of exactly...

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Preventing and Treating Rain Scald

Rain scald, sometimes known as rain rot or mud fever, is a bacterial skin infection that causes sores and scabbing along a horse?s body, usually concentrated on the back, rump and legs.? Most commonly...

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Deworming Your Horse

If you want to keep your horse happy, healthy, and free from energy sucking parasites, it is vital to implement a deworming routine that is both varied and regular.? Most horses should be dewormed...

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Navicular Syndrome in Horses

There are few words more terrifying to a horse owner than navicular disease.? This destructive and potentially life threatening syndrome affects the navicular bone in the horse?s hoof.? Veterinarians are still at a loss...