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).
Learn how improved management techniques are making it easier to care for your senior horse with Cushing's Disease, more correctly referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.
The cause of a gelding’s mild but persistent cough lay hidden deep inside his lungs, eluding diagnosis for nearly a year.
The accumulation of scar tissue within the horse's heart muscle can diminish performance and lead to a potentially fatal cardiac episode.
Managing a horse with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves, can be a challenge but the right combination of medications can help.
In a recent trial, the efficacy of ketorolac in treating hoof pain in horses was no better than for commonly used medications. But, say researchers, more studies are needed.
With modern medical treatments and management options, your arthritic horse can remain active longer and enjoy a better quality of life. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.
The legislation’s chief goal is to create uniform safety and medication standards in all U.S. racing jurisdictions.
A study from England challenges the long-held belief that corticosteroids increase a horse’s risk of developing a potentially devastating inflammatory hoof condition called laminitis.