Equine Articles

Metabolic Syndrome

Obesity in horses used to be virtually non-existent. The majority of horses were kept as beasts of burden, only the rich possessing them as companion animals. Working horses couldn’t …

Humane Equine Euthanasia

Humane euthanasia is a preferred alternative to unnecessary suffering when a horse has a fatal injury or an unmanageable disease. It is the greatest and most difficult responsibility of …

Sarcoids

A sarcoid is a slow growing tumor that occurs in the skin of a horse most often on the legs, in the flanks, on the abdomen, or anywhere on …

Ringworm (dermatophytosis)

Ringworm is very common in horses and may be confused with many other skin diseases due to its variable appearance. Veterinarians refer to ringworm as dermatophytosis, meaning an overgrowth …

Potomac Horse Fever

Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) is a sporadic cause of acute diarrhea in many parts of the country. The disease is caused by bacteria called Neoriketssia ristici, which is carried …
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