Learn how exercise-induced bone remodeling leads to growth of new, less-dense bone, hemorrhaging below the periosteum, and stress fractures which contribute to inflammation, swelling, and soreness of the shin bone
Learn how the sesamoid bones act as pulleys in limb movements of the horse and what happens when they become inflamed in cases of sesamoiditis.
Learn aboutthe toxins and bacteria that cause blood poisoning in horses and how it spreads to other organs causing a critical illness that calls for immediate treatment by a veterinarian.
Learn about the causes of white line disease and the ways you can work with your farrier to make sure your horse does not suffer from this cause of unexpected hoof wall separation.
Learn about the scaling, crusting, weeping serum, and loss of hair caused by the microscopic parasite that sometimes infests the skin of horses and why immediate treatment is necessary to minimize its spread.
Learn about the six different types of sarcoids, how they are identified and why prompt diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent serious complications.
Learn how an ill-fitting saddle, inappropriate tack or a rider that doesn't maintain proper riding posture can cause saddle sores in the horse and what to do if you discover your horse has saddle sores.
Learn how a ruptured bladder is sometimes discovered in a new-born foal and how it can severely affect the foals health unless the condition is promptly diagnosed and treated.
Learn about the highly contagious zoonotic fungal disease known as Ringworm that can infect most animals including horses and humans and how to keep it from spreading with proper treatment and disinfectants.
Learn about the debilitating effects of Ringbone including lameness and osteoarthritis as a result of this degenerative condition and how a variety of treatments may be used to extend the athletic career of the horse.