Equine (Horses)

  • Piroplasmosis
    The signs, tests and quarentine and travel restrictions associated with equine piroplasmosis 
  • Choke
    Choke in horses is different from choking in humans. Esophageal obstruction, the clinical signs, treatments and sequelae are discussed. 
  • Red Maple Leaf Toxicosis
    The wilted leaves of Red Maple trees are extremely toxic to horses. Learn about the signs and treatment of this toxicosis 
  • Scratches
    Equine pastern dermatitis, Scratches is a skin disease of the lower limbs. Most commonly seen on the hind limbs, the dermatitis affects the backs of the pasterns and occasionally moves to the front of the limb. 
  • Heat Stress Prevention
    Learn the signs of heat stress in horses and how to prevent it during the hot summer months. 
  • Pasture-Associated Laminitis
    Incidences of laminitis occur more frequently when horses are grazing on lush pasture. Learn the signs and how to prevent this sometimes fatal disease. 
  • Equine Herpes Virus
    Common signs, treatments and prevention for Equine Herpes Virus 
  • Barn Fire Prevention
    Follow this checklist to prevent fires in your barn. 
  • Anatomic Directions - Which Way is Up
    Communicate with your veterinarian more effectively! Learn the medical terminology for the locations on a horse's body. 
  • White Line Disease
    White line disease is a problem of the equine hoof that is seen throughout the world and is still poorly understood by the veterinary and farrier community. 
  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome
    Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders including obesity, abnormal fat deposition around the body, insulin resistance (IR) and high levels of insulin in the blood stream. It is similar, but not identical, to Type II Diabetes in humans.