Arthritis in horses can result from injury, or chronic wear and tear on joints. Learn the symptoms and methods of treatment in this article.
This fungal infection in horses was first noted in 1895. This infection can quickly kill your horse. Learn more in this reference article.
This rare congenital disease of newborn foals results in a blocked digestive tract. In some circumstances, surgical intervention can be successful in clearing the blockage.
When exerience horse owner talk about "tying up", they are refering th Azoturia. Learn about the symptoms, and how to prevent this common condition.
Amongst horses, biting is a dominance activity to establish a pecking order. Directed at humans, biting is a dangerous habit that may require expert help to eliminate.
The cause of bladder stones in horses is not fully understood, but various treatments are available. Learn the symptoms and courses of treatment available for bladder stones in horses.
Bog Spavin is a swelling of the horse's hock joint. Most bog spavins heal on their own, but a veterinarian may prescribe an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling of the joint capsule.
Bone spavin is an arthritis-like condition of soreness in the hock area. Bone spavin results from infection or prolonged stress on the hock joint due to exercise on hard surfaces. Cow-hocked or sickle-hocked horses are more prone to this condition.
This viral brain infection is deadly, but quite rare. Infected animals lose coordination, appear to be in a severe depression and fit the "sad horse" description described in veterinary literature from the mid 1700's.
Horses are very susceptible to the neurotoxins produced by the botulism bacterium. These bacteria are present in soil, and in decaying animal carcasses.