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. When Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis bacteria enter a horse’s body, usually via insect bites or breaks in the skin, the infection can take three different forms. Here are the treatments for each form of pigeon fever:
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.
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.
Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about this potentially crippling disease and how to prevent it.
Once found mainly in California, this bacterial infection has now been documented in 25 states across the country. Here are 6 little known or sometimes forgotten facts about the infection.
Progress has been made in the detection and treatment of this potentially debilitating neurological disease, but much remains to be done. Here’s where we stand.
Evaluate and monitor the state of your horse's nervous system with a few simple tests.