Diseases and Conditions

Compendium Articles

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    Cushing's Disease

    Learn about Equine Cushing's disease, a disorder of the pituitary gland that results in hormonal imbalances, causing a variety of clinical signs and is a common disease in older horses.

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    Cystitis

    Learn about Cystitis, how it affects the horse's bladder, how it is related to other physical conditions and the most common causes and treatments.

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    Degenerative Joint Disease

    Learn about Degenerative joint disease, a type of osteoarthritis that is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses, how it develops when the cartilage protecting the bones of the joint is destroyed, and how to prevent and treat the disease.

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    Dehydration

    Learn about the causes of dehydration in horses, how to tell if your horse is dehydrated, and the physiological problems affecting the horse's main systems if dehydration is not treated quickly and effectively.

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    Dental Caps

    Learn about the problems associated with Dental Caps and why the removal of the retained caps along with any remaining root spicules can save the extensive treatment necessary if the caps are not removed in a timely manner.

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    Depraved Appetite

    Learn about the condition known as Depraved Appetite in horses, the reasons some horses begin this behavior and how prevention and treatment based on the horse's natural needs and tendencies can be successful in stopping it.

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    Dermatophilosis

    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.

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    Diarrhea

    Learn about the seriousness of Diarrhea in horses, its common causes, and why the treatment of Diarrhea depends on the cause and the general health of the horse.

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    Dourine

    Learn about Dourine, a protozoal venereal disease which has been largely eradicated in the United States, but that horse owners should be aware of in case of an outbreak because of the serious nature of the disease.

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    Ear Mites

    Learn about ear mites in horses, other conditions with the same symptoms, and how to prevent and treat infestations of ear mites.

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