Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition.
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.
Prolonged exposure to the sun will not only fade a horse’s coat but can lead to sunburn and other problems.
How to handle your horse during a storm is a judgement call that you’ll need to make based on the available facilities and your horse’s personality.
We asked our featured equine nutritionist, Dr. James Lattimer from ADM Animal Nutrition, for his professional opinion on several key nutritional topics.
The EQUUS Spring issue now at the printer is chock full of advice on handling seasonal horsekeeping challenges but it offers a whole lot more.
The cases are not connected to each other, nor recent cases in Florida; Precautionary "hold" order placed on four barns at Laurel Park Racetrack
For your horse’s sake, resist the urge to try scratches remedies you haven’t heard of before. Many unconventional preparations don't work; others may do more harm than good.
Equine metabolic syndrome encompasses a collection of signs and clinical changes, including insulin resistance, hyperinsulinaemia, infertility and obesity.
Researchers compared the impact of three different diets on the recovery of starved horses. Here's what they found.
When your horse has a cut, scrape or gash, if you see any of these signs of trouble call your veterinarian.
Do you know which leg blemishes are benign and which are likely to lead to lameness?
Preparation can be the key to keeping your horses safe during a weather emergency or natural disaster.
If an acute heaves episode occurs, call the veterinarian and then do these three things to help your horse.
Do you know the basics about equine asthma (commonly known as heaves)?
Lack of vitamin E puts horses at risk of several neuromuscular disorders. Here are the most common ones.
Impactions are the most common cause of cold-weather colics but horses can develop any type of digestive upset at any time of year.
California researchers found that "sidewinder" syndrome is associated with a variety of equine conditions and injuries.
In a veterinary emergency during the winter, your ability to quickly hitch up and pull your horse trailer can make the life-or-death difference.
The more complicated and severe a horse's wound, the more likely you need to call in your veterinarian.
As you wait for the veterinarian to arrive, take the following steps to staunch bleeding and keep your horse calm and comfortable.
Here are three ways to reduce your horse's risk of becoming dehydrated even in the coldest weather.
If both of your horse’s hind fetlocks become puffy in the dead of winter, chances are the cause is a relatively harmless condition known as “stocking up.”