Learn about the guttural pouch in horses that is similar to the eustachian tube in humans, how to recognize Guttural Pouch Tympany in a foal or horse and what your veterinarian can do to treat this condition.
Learn why a misplaced horse shoe nail or nail prick should be remedied immediately and why it is important to make sure the wound is properly drained and treated and that the horse's tetanus vaccination is up-to-date.
Learn about the different types of heart disease in horses and how to recognize the symptoms, as well as why a skilled veterinarian with the necessary diagnostic skills and equipment is important in treatment of heart disease.
Learn about horse's susceptibility to strains and sprains in the affected muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint structures, and how to prevent these painful conditions by maintaining appropriate conditioning activities and by the use of well-fitting tack.
Learn about the three joints that make up the stifle, the causes of stifle injuries, and why treatment by a veterinarian along with a sufficient period of rest is important to avoid arthritis accompanied by chronic lameness.
Read to learn the dangers of overworking young horses on a hard surface that may lead to an inflammation of the periosteum, a tough covering of the cannon bone and the treatment necessary to prevent swelling, pain and lameness.
Learn about bursas in horses which are the fluid filled sacks located at friction points around the horse's joints and the infections or traumas that may cause pain related to inflammation of the bursa.
Arthritis in horses can result from injury, or chronic wear and tear on joints. Learn the symptoms and methods of treatment in this article.
Horses are subject to a number of different kinds of wounds. Learn more about the kinds of wounds and the five steps of wound care recommended by veterinarians.
Intestinal parasites of many varieties are ever-present in the horse's environment and are among the most serious health problems affecting horses. Learn about different kinds of worms and how to prevent them from destroying your horse's health.