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).
When you follow some simple steps for isolating potential carriers, it's easier than you might think to protect your herd from disease-causing viruses and bacteria.
Here's how to maximize your horse's deworming program. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.
Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations.
Vaccines are among the most effective weapons for protecting horses against the ravages of disease. Learn how vaccinations work to protect your horse and view two sample vaccination schedules, for the pleasure horse & performance horse.