Even with advances in veterinary medicine, many diseases threaten equine health. We tell you how to protect your horse from viral diseases such as equine influenza, equine herpesvirus and rabies; bacterial diseases such as strangles and botulism; parasitic infections such as equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM); and other disorders including pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).
Did you know that 90% of performances horses (from jumpers to equines working cows, etc.) have gastric issues due to man-made conditions such as stress, intermittent feeding, restricted access to pasture, etc.? What do we mean by “man-made”? That’s taking a horse out of his natural habitat, putting him in a stall and feeding him once or twice a day. Sound familiar?
California researchers found that "sidewinder" syndrome is associated with a variety of equine conditions and injuries.
If both of your horse’s hind fetlocks become puffy in the dead of winter, chances are the cause is a relatively harmless condition known as “stocking up.”
Some horses may inherit a tendency to develop the condition commonly called kissing spines.
A New Zealand researcher recently identified a new type of equine papillomavirus.
Pills, pastes and liquids are adversely affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Here's a crib sheet for which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs work best for specific types of discomfort in horses.
How a disagreement with my husband led to an EQUUS story about how equine research a decade ago helped pave the way for today's new mRNA CoVID-19 vaccine.
If an injury or circumstances put a horse at risk for tetanus and his vaccination status is unknown, his treatment regimen may include tetanus antitoxin.
Researchers report that a case of pergolide overdose resulted in only minor, temporary effects.