Impactions are the most common cause of cold-weather colics but horses can develop any type of digestive upset at any time of year.
In addition to vaccination, there are things you can do to reduce your horse's risk of developing influenza.
How a disagreement with my husband led to an EQUUS story about how equine research a decade ago helped pave the way for today's new mRNA CoVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Your horse isn't the only one who can contract this deadly disease. Make sure to protect yourself with these simple measures.
Along with vaccination, these commonsense measures can protect horses from this deadly disease.
You'll be better able to protect your horse from tetanus if you know how the disease occurs, how to prevent it and how it's treated..
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.
New research from Canada suggests that the failure to control respiratory disease in horses puts them at risk for heart failure.
The risk of impaction colic increases dramatically for all horses in the winter, but there are things you can do to make it less likely.
No vaccine is available to prevent Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, so your best bet is protective management.
New research suggests that screening practices can help identify seemingly healthy horses carrying pathogens that can infect herd mates.
A cresty neck is a reliable indicator of increased risk for metabolic syndrome and associated laminitis in horses.
Researchers have found that some cases of sand colic because horses actually like to eat soil, rather than ingesting inadvertently as previously thought.
Wild parsnip, which is found throughout the United States, can cause phototoxic reactions in horses even it they don't eat it.
When allowed to make their own choices, fat horses do not eat more than their lean peers and they get just as much exercise.
The accumulation of scar tissue within the horse's heart muscle can diminish performance and lead to a potentially fatal cardiac episode.
The discovery of parasites resistant to the most widely used class of deworming chemicals has implications for the future efficacy of common deworming products.
If average global temperatures continue to increase, drug resistance among internal parasites common to horses may accelerate.
A fall wellness examination will help prevent health problems in your horse this winter
Fall can be a high-risk time for horses prone to this devastating condition.
The risk for developing a blockage of the esophagus is higher in winter, but it's wise to take precautions all year round.
If your farm has more than a "healthy" amount of mud, you'll need to make some changes.
Giving your horse a quick kiss on the muzzle can reveal important information about his health.