Reference

Rearing

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn how rearing can be a defensive reaction on the part of the horse and how some horses use it to communicate dominance necessitating immediate action on the part of the handler or rider to prevent and control this dangerous action.

Rattles

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about rattles, also known as foal pneumonia which is among the top five most common equine diseases and why accurate diagnosis and early treatment are essential to preserve the health of the horse.

Dermatophilosis

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about Dermatophilosis also known as Rain Scald, how the bacteria affects the skin, and why it is important to burn the removed tufts of hair and scabs during treatment to prevent further infections.

Rabies

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn why rabies is nearly always fatal and why vaccination to prevent this disease should be a priority for every horse owner because of the lack of any effective treatment once a horse contracts rabies.

Quittor

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn how bacteria attacks the foot of the horse causing Quittor after gaining access through the sole and creating an abscess that usually leads to lameness.

Pulling Back

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn why some horses become resistant to being led or tied and pull back against the halter or rope and discover the techniques you can use to change this resistant behavior.

Premature Foal

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about the health complications for a mare and premature foal and what you can do along with your veterinarian, not only to prevent premature foaling, but to help the premature foal survive in spite of the health complications it faces.

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