Illnesses and Injuries


Life After EPM

One woman's account of managing the rehabilitation process—and her own expectations—as her horse recovers from a severe neurological condition.

Facial Nerve Injury

Dr. Joyce Harman explains how to heal an injury to a horse's facial nerve in this edition of's Ask the Vet.

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Botulism in People

Horses aren't the only ones who can suffer from botulism poisoning. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.

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The Latest on Cushing's Disease

Recent research and treatment options available make it easier than ever to keep horses with Cushing's Syndrome, now callled PPID, healthy and comfortable in their senior years. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Bowed Tendon

A simple mis-step caused my horse Annapolis to re-bow the tendon that ended his racing career. By Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

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Anhidrosis Update

An update on anhidrosis and how a nutritional supplement called One AC helped my horse to start sweating again. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

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The Spinal Tap Procedure

The Spinal Tap Procedure - A look at the definitive test for Equine Protozoal Myleoencephalitis in horses. By Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

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Equine Infectious Anemia (Swamp Fever)

Equine Infectious Anemia is a viral disease for which there is no known cure or vaccination. Learn more about the disease and the Coggins Test, used to identify horses that have been infected with the disease.

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Retired Veterinary Procedures

While new medical treatments become commonplace, other veterninary procedures, like arthrotomy, tubing and pinfiring, that were once essential to horse care are rarely needed.