Diseases and Conditions

Compendium Articles

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    Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    Learn about Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and why proper vaccination along with control of the mosquito population, is the best prevention of this disease that has a 90 percent fatality rate.

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    Enterolithiasis

    Learn about Enteroliths or stones that form in the intestines of the horse and why it is important that the condition is recognized and treated to prevent a rupture of the intestine that will cause the death of the horse.

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    Entropion

     Learn about Entropion, a condition that affects the eyelids of young foals causing excessive tearing and discomfort and why minor surgery or suturing is usually necessary to prevent serious ulceration and infection of the eye.

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    Epiphysitis

    Learn how Epiphysitis is related to rapid bone growth in young horses and how the best prevention is proper diet, proper exercise, and careful hoof trimming based on a veterinarian's advice.

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    Epistaxis

     Learn about Epistaxis, commonly referred to as nose bleed in horses, the causes, and the accompanying symptoms that indicate a more serious condition than simply a self-limiting nose bleed.

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    Equine Ehrlichiosis

    Learn about Equine Erlichiosis which is caused by an organism carried by ticks, the symptoms, and why it is difficult to diagnose because of the similarities to other horse diseases.

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    Equine Encephalomyelitis

     Learn about the three strains of Equine Encephalitis, a zoonotic disease spread by mosquitoes, and why veterinary care in the early stages is crucial to help the horse survive the effects of the virus.

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    Equine Herpesvirus-1

     Learn about the EHV viruses that are commonly found in horses and the effects they have in causing respiratory disease, abortion, neonatal foal deaths and neurological damage and how you can prevent your horse from contracting EHV-1 and related diseases

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    Equine Infectious Anemia

    Learn about Equine Infectious Anemia and the clinical signs related to attacks that destroy red blood cells and can affect the vital organs of the house through inflammation and secondary infections.

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    Equine Influenza

    Learn about the viruses that cause most cases of Equine Inflenza and the vaccinations schedules that offer the best protection along with ways to care for the horse with influenza.

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