In a study conducted at North Carolina University, researchers looked at the records of 18 horses treated for orbital fractures, or breaks in one or more of the bones surrounding the eye.
Digestive problems of foals, such as colic, are unusual but may be caused by a variety of conditions, some of which require immediate veterinary care.
Trail riding is popular with many horse owners. If a horse gets sick or injured while you’re a long way from the barn, veterinary help can be hours away. It will be up to you to deal with the problem, make your horse as comfortable as possible, and decide how to get back to a location where you can get professional assistance.
A new discovery about Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) shows that snakes may play an important role in overwintering the virus that causes this disease.
It may sound like a joke, but there’s nothing funny about the situation when a horse jumps or falls into a swimming pool and can’t get out. Immediate considerations are getting the horse out without anyone getting hurt and limiting damage to the pool.
Rattlesnake bites can cause serious health problems in horses, even death, so a veterinarian should be called immediately.
Colic surgery is costly, running into the thousands of dollars for routine procedures and much more than that if the horse’s condition is not straightforward or recovery is prolonged. Is surgery the right choice for you and your horse?
High doses of antioxidants, including natural vitamin E, should be part of the treatment regimen for horses having colic surgery.
A lip twitch can be helpful in restraining a horse for a simple veterinary procedure or other brief action to which the horse may object.
So what’s the good news about colic? The vast majority of cases either resolve on their own or can be successfully treated with pain medication and fluid therapy.
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