Learn about the three strains of Equine Encephalitis, a zoonotic disease spread by mosquitoes, and why veterinary care in the early stages is crucial to help the horse survive the effects of the virus.
Learn about Degenerative joint disease, a type of osteoarthritis that is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses, how it develops when the cartilage protecting the bones of the joint is destroyed, and how to prevent and treat the disease.
Learn about Hendra virus, a zoonotic disease found largely in Australia that is carried by fruit bats known as flying foxes, what the symptoms are, and how the horse owners can best prevent the disease.
Learn about the many strains of Salmonella that affect foals and horses and how the use of some medications including antibiotics and NSAIDs provide an opportunity for infection by these organisms.
This fungal infection in horses was first noted in 1895. This infection can quickly kill your horse. Learn more in this reference article.
Learn about Equine Erlichiosis which is caused by an organism carried by ticks, the symptoms, and why it is difficult to diagnose because of the similarities to other horse diseases.
Learn about tick-borne Lyme disease, the common symptoms and why a veterinarian should be called immediately to diagnose the disease and begin treatment to prevent severe complications.
Learn about Equine Cushing's disease, a disorder of the pituitary gland that results in hormonal imbalances, causing a variety of clinical signs and is a common disease in older horses.
Learn about the causes of Potomac horse fever and the treatments necessary because of at least 14 different strains of the disease resulting in a number of symptoms, all of which require prompt therapy along with medications necessary to treat each facet of the disease.
Learn about the EHV viruses that are commonly found in horses and the effects they have in causing respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal foal deaths and neurological damage and how you can prevent your horse from contracting EHV-1 and related diseases.