Viral diseases of horses, especially those that cause neurologic signs such as changes in behavior, incoordination, and muscle tremors, can have earth-shattering consequences.
Atypical myopathy, also referred to as seasonal pasture myopathy, is a condition caused by the ingestion of the toxin hypoglycin A.
Ringbone, an osteoarthritic condition characterized by degeneration of joint cartilage and formation of abnormal bone, affects horses differently.
Though not a threat in some major horse-producing countries, including the United States, worldwide cases of the infectious disease glanders in horses are on the rise.
Recent research in several countries suggests that infection with Giardia, known as giardiasis, is more common than we think, putting young foals and their human handlers at risk.
Photosensitization is the incapacity of the body to react to sunlight normally and typically manifests as swelling and inflammation of the skin.
The intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) remains a gold standard tool for diagnosis of insulin resistance, a component of equine metabolic syndrome, in horses.
Is your pony or horse an easy keeper, often overconditioned and prone to repeated bouts of laminitis? Sounds like insulin resistance or even equine metabolic syndrome might be the culprit, but how can you find out for certain?
Equine metabolic syndrome refers to a set of factors, including obesity, insulin resistance, and a tendency toward laminitis. Horse owners that recognize these signs early may stave off the effects of the disease.
Horses recovering from disease or trauma need to eat voluntarily, or have nourishment provided in some other way. In many sick horses, treatment of the primary problem (such as pain or sepsis) is essential for restoration of normal appetite.
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