Learn how a recto-vaginal fistula may occur during foaling or as the result of a breeding injury and why it is important that the horse receive surgical repair to restore normal functions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about Queensland itch which results from a horse's hypersensitive reaction to allergens in the saliva of midges and what to do to prevent the open sores that are very difficult to treat.
Learn why puncture wounds in a horse are considered extremely dangerous and the 10 steps you should take to prevent infection when your horse suffers from a puncture wound.
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.
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.