Illnesses and Injuries

Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.

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Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.

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6 signs that your horse's wound is infected

When your horse has a cut, scrape or gash, if you see any of these signs of trouble call your veterinarian.

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How bad is it? 6 factors to consider when evaluating your horse's wound

The more complicated and severe a horse's wound, the more likely you need to call in your veterinarian.

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5 Things to do if your horse has a laceration

As you wait for the veterinarian to arrive, take the following steps to staunch bleeding and keep your horse calm and comfortable.

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Don't do these 3 things if your horse has a laceration

If you horse is injured, make sure you don't make the situation worse.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Heaves

What is the most effective way to control RAO, or heaves, in horses? Take this Pop Quiz to test your knowledge.

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Slip and fall injuries in horses

Slick footing can lead to several types of injuries in horses. Here's how to identify and manage each.

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The toll travel takes

A horse isn’t simply standing in a trailer during the trip back to the barn; he’s making constant adjustments to maintain his balance through every curve and acceleration.

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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.

EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: EPM Diagnosis and Treatment

Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) can be a difficult disease to diagnose and treat in the horse. Dr. Joyce Harman offers help in EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.

EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Horse Allergies

Horses with allergies need help regulating their immune systems. Dr. Joyce Harman explains what to do in EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.

Facial Nerve Injury

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

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Stem Cell Harvesting Breakthrough

Researchers study stem cells and foals. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.

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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.

EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Rehabilitation Plan

Dr. Joyce Harman provides a rehabilitation plan for horses with muscle injuries in this edition of EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.

EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Manage Pony Laminitis

Learn how to manage a pony with laminitis with attention to grass, supplements, hoof trimming and more in this edition of Dr. Joyce Harman's Ask the Vet on EquiSearch.com.

EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Horse Ulcers

Find out how to tell if your horse has an ulcer and how to treat it in this EquiSearch.com Ask the Vet column by Dr. Joyce Harman.

EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Horse Seizures

Dr. Joyce Harman explains what can cause seizures in horses and how to handle them in this edition of EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.

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EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Antibiotics, Ulcers

Dr. Joyce Harman addresses urinary tract infections, antibiotics and stomach ulcers in this follow-up to an earlier EquiSearch.com Ask the Vet article.

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Choke Treatment Research

One study looks at the benefits of treating choke with medication. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.

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EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: One-Eyed Horse

How successful and happy can a one-eyed horse be? Dr. Joyce Harman answers a reader's question in EquiSearch's Ask the Vet feature.

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Discourage Salmonella with Disinfection Program

A routine annual disinfection program can reduce the likelihood of a Salmonella outbreak in your barn. Here's how to do it with tips from veterinarian Roberta Dwyer for Practical Horseman magazine.

Amnion: A Miracle of Birth for Wound Management

The membrane that protects and nourishes fetal life offers a second chance for healing to a seriously injured yearling. By Beth Benard for EQUUS magazine.