Hives are raised swellings that occur on the horse's skin that may cause itching and discomfort. Learn about the causes of hives, treatments, and ways of preventing hives in your horses.


Although cryptorchism does not often occur in male horses, it is a condition that should be taken seriously. Learn how to determine if your horse is a cryptorchid and the ways the condition can be corrected.

Vesicular Stomatitis

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Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral blister-forming disease affecting humans and livestock, including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, and alpacas. Vesicular stomatitis virus is the only one of the blister-forming viruses to affect horses, which differentiates it from other devastating diseases of livestock such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). 

West Nile Virus

Equine diseases and conditions reference article West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus first reported in 1999 in the U.S. Learn how this virus infects the horse's central nervous system causing severe neurological problems and how it is best prevented and treated.


Seizures are rare in horses, but may result from secondary causes that affect the brain. Conditions such as encephalitis, trauma, tumors and oxygen deprivation in foals may contribute to the occurrence of seizures in horses.


Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about the basic facts of colic and the different forms it takes in horses, along with feeding and care suggestions that can help prevent colic in your horse.

Slaframine Toxicosis

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about the chemical mycotoxin produced by a fungus that infects certain legume plants that horses ingest causing them to develop Slaframine Ttoxicosis characterized by the profuse salivation that leads to the nick name "slobbers" for the disease


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