Diseases and Conditions

Compendium Articles

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    Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

    Learn about Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, a common neurological disease caused by a protozoa carried by the opossum that often causes recumbency and death if not promptly diagnosed and treated.

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    Equine Rhinopneumonitis

     Learn about Equine Rhinopneumonitis, a respiratory disease of horses also known as Herpesvirus-4, the symptoms, and how to prevent and treat the disease which can cause on-going neurological problems.

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    Equine Viral Arteritis

     Read about Equine Viral Arteritis and how it can manifest as either a respiratory or venereal disease that can be prevented with a vaccination, quarantine of in-contact horses, and proper disinfection of the horse environment and tack.

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    Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

    Learn about Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, the theories about the true causes of the condition and why both treatment and prevention are complicated even with the best veterinary care.

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    Fescue Toxicity

    Learn about Fescue Toxicity and why mares that consume large amounts of endophyte-infested tall fescue can suffer from a number of reproductive problems that can also affect the foal both before and after birth.

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    Fistulous Withers

    Learn about the causes of Fistulous Withers that result from infectious, parasitic or physical factors, and the different treatments necessary depending on the cause of the disease.

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    Fly Bites

    Learn why it is important to identify the kinds of flies that are attacking your horse, how to treat the itching, inflammation and secondary infections caused by fly bites, and why the best prevention methods include getting rid of fly breeding sites.

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    Foal Pneumonia

    Learn why foals often contract penumonia during dry, hot weather, how to recognize the disease, and the treatment necessary to ensure the health of the foal.

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    Foaling

    Learn about the natural process of foaling, the preparations you should make for foaling time, the six stages from start to finish, and when the assistance of a veterinarian is necessary.

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    Forging

     Learn about the gait abnormality known as Forging, its causes, and what you and your farrier can do to treat the condition.

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