Learn about sweet itch also known as a seasonal dermatitis and how the bites of Culicoides affect the horse's immune system causing both physical and mental misery making the horse dependent on its owner for prevention management of this recurrent affliction.
Learn about Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, a common neurological disease caused by a protozoa carried by the opossum that often causes recumbency and death if not promptly diagnosed and treated.
Learn about Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and why proper vaccination along with control of the mosquito population, is the best prevention of this disease that has a 90 percent fatality rate.
Learn about pigeon fever in horses which is characterized by large abscesses that require drainage, and how good sanitation measures and insect control are helpful in preventing the disease.
Learn why around 50 percent of foals are prone to ulcers during the first four months of life without producing symptoms and why it is important to remove causes of stress and treat any illness that might precipitate ulcers effectively and quickly.
Learn about advances in diagnostic techniques when ulcers are suspected in your horse, why ulcers are more common than once thought, and how careful management is the key in preventing the development of ulcers in horses.
Learn about Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome also known as dummy foal based on the behaviors of the new foal and what the treatment and prognosis are for such a foal.
Learn about Fescue Toxicity and why mares that consume large amounts of endophyte-infested tall fescue can suffer from a number of reproductive problems that can also affect the foal both before and after birth.
Learn about Enteroliths or stones that form in the intestines of the horse and why it is important that the condition is recognized and treated to prevent a rupture of the intestine that will cause the death of the horse.
Learn why Physitis usuall affects young, rapidly growning horses while the growth plate is still open and how to prevent the condition with p[roper diet, exercise and careful hoof trimming.