Diseases

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).   

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Managing Cushing's Disease in Horses

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.

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The case of the confounding cough

The cause of a gelding’s mild but persistent cough lay hidden deep inside his lungs, eluding diagnosis for nearly a year.

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A better method for detecting heart problems in horses

The accumulation of scar tissue within the horse's heart muscle can diminish performance and lead to a potentially fatal cardiac episode.

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Time-tested Heaves Medication Options

Managing a horse with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves, can be a challenge but the right combination of medications can help.

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Pain relief potential of ketorolac in horses investigated

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.

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Coping with Arthritis in Horses

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.

“Uniformity of rules is essential to protecting the safety of the racehorse and ensuring the integrity of the sport,” said AAEP President Dr. David Frisbie.

AAEP Board Votes to Support Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

The legislation’s chief goal is to create uniform safety and medication standards in all U.S. racing jurisdictions.

The role of steroids in the development of laminitis is under scrutiny by researchers.

Do corticosteroids increase a horse's laminitis risk? Not necessarily

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.