Summer is peak season for this disease caused by an organism that thrive in ponds, rivers and other waterways. Here’s how you can reduce your horse's risk.
The cases are not connected to each other, nor recent cases in Florida; Precautionary "hold" order placed on four barns at Laurel Park Racetrack
Lack of vitamin E puts horses at risk of several neuromuscular disorders. Here are the most common ones.
The highly infectious bacterial disease spreads through direct contact, making biosecurity crucial in preventing outbreaks.
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.
With modern vaccines and wound management practices, tetanus is almost a thing of the past. But the threat persists, so it’s wise to remember which horses are most at risk and why.
Iron-deficiency anemia is rare in horses but can be caused by the loss, destruction or reduced production of red blood cells.
This insidious infection is a persistent threat to horse health in some parts of the country. Here's what you need to know to protect your horse.
No vaccine is available to prevent Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, so your best bet is protective management.
Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections in horses (pigeon fever) take different forms that require different therapeutic approaches.
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).
Pasterns often become crusty and scabby when “mud season” turns paddocks into soupy messes. But left untreated, a simple case of scratches can escalate into a painful, chronic condition.
The horses lived closed to each other in the same county and none were vaccinated against the fatal neurological disease.
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.
Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2020 in Michigan are outpacing those from 2019
Previously unknown in adult horses, this gastrointestinal virus has been responsible for more than a dozen outbreaks across the United States and overseas in the last five years. Here’s how you can protect your horse.
When your horse’s temperature climbs, it may be best to simply let the process run its course. But sometimes you’ll want to get a veterinarian in right away. Here's what you need to know.
Laminitis associated with lush grass is the most common form of the condition today, but it was hardly known a century ago. Why?
Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations.
This common respiratory disease can spread through entire herds in a matter of days. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse.
The signs of respiratory distress in horses can be subtle and transient, so it's wise to pay close attention to how your horse is breathing.
Research shows that fasting horse prior to surgery may not be necessary.