Hot and wet conditions exacerbated by storms such as Hurricane Laura have increased the number of mosquitoes that could be carrying viral horse diseases.
Founder is a nautical term meaning sink, so when the coffin bone rotates or sinks inside the hoof capsule, when the hoof bone bond fails, founder is a sequela (result) of severe laminitis.
You need to trim each foot to be in balance and not trim to make them look the same or to a fit a specific measurement.
SmartPak's colic surgery reimbursement program offers one horse owner the opportunity to save her best friend.
If your horse's history is one where he has not had a steady supply of forage 24/7, often for years on end, the impact on his metabolism and his brain is very tough to reverse.
There are no magic-bullet supplements to protect from laminitis - only an appropriate basic diet can help.
Despite the high prevalence of exposure and seropositivity to B. burgdorferi in horses residing in endemic regions, confirming clinical Lyme disease remains a diagnostic challenge.
When working or being ridden, your horse gets hotter much faster than you do and is more susceptible to the negative effects of heat stress.
Your veterinarian will help you decide what vaccines are essential for your horse, when they should be administered and at what frequency to help provide optimal immunity.
When humidity is high and sweat no longer evaporates to cool the skin, horses are prone to heat exhaustion and heat stroke which can be extremely dangerous.