Diseases and Conditions

Compendium Articles

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    Choke

     Learn about Esophageal choke which usually occurs when a horse bolts down incompletely chewed feed or foreign objects, what can be done to treat the choking horse, and why it is important to resolve the problem quickly to prevent secondary complications

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    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

     Learn about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease also known as heaves which is similar to asthma in humans, the causes of the disease, and the steps horse owners can take to prevent and treat the disease.

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    Coital Exanthema

    Learn about Coital Exanthema, a disease caused by Equine Herpesvirus-3 that is usually spread through sexual contact and the three types of treatment used on the lesions that are a main symptom of the disease.

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    Colic

     Learn about the basic facts of colic and the different forms it takes in horses, along with feeding and care suggestions that can help prevent colic in your horse.

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    Colic - Flatulant

     Learn about Flaulant Colic which is caused by build up of gas in the horse's digestive system and which often resolves itself, although a veterinarian should be called to confirm the diagnosis. 

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    Colic - Obstruction

    Learn about Obstructive Colic that usually involves strangulation of a piece of intestine and why intervention by a veterinarian is often necessary to prevent damage to the horse's system or the death of the horse.

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    Colic - Spasmodic

    Learn about the Spasmodic form of Colic which announces itself with audible gut sounds, is extremely painful, and sometimes resolves itself spontaneously unless the horse is in severe distress, when it will need treatment to relieve the spasms and pain.

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    Conjunctivitis

    Learn about Conjunctivitis and how it affects the eyes of horses, and how a simple treatment with saline solution is often effective unless more serious causes are involved.

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    Constipation

    Learn about the main causes of Constipation in horses and how quality feed products, abundant fresh water, good dental health and horse management are keys to preventing constipation.

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    Contagious Equine Metritis - Mare

    Learn about Contagious equine metritis in mares which is a treatable, highly contagious venereal disease that causes metritis and mucopurulent vaginal discharge after the mare has been bred to an infected stallion.

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