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Parasite Prevention in Horses

Parasite Prevention in Horses

Stable and Paddock Management Stables are a main source of horse parasites. This is why it is an absolute must to clean stables and paddocks on a daily basis. The stables as well as the surrounding area should be kept free from moisture, mud and manure. Pasture Management Horses naturally do not eat grass with [...]

Vaccination Against Common Infectious Diseases in Horses

Vaccination Against Common Infectious Diseases in Horses

Diseases are either noninfectious or infectious.  Noninfectious diseases are predominantly environmental in nature and are not usually contagious.  Nutritional deficiencies and genetic defects are examples of noninfectious diseases.  Infectious diseases, on the other hand, are caused by pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites like worms that are present in the environment or [...]

Wood Chewing by Horses

Wood Chewing by Horses

Wood Chewing by Horses You would think that only beavers had any interest in wood. It seems though that horses too may sometimes form an affinity to wood. Under certain circumstances, a horse may resort to wood chewing. What is Wood Chewing by Horses Wood chewing is sometimes seen in the same light as cribbing. [...]

Top 5 Equine Hospitals in the U.S.

Top 5 Equine Hospitals in the U.S.

Top 5 Equine Hospitals in the U.S. It’s hard to come up with the top 5 equine hospitals in the U.S. This is simply because there are a number of outstanding hospitals that deserve to be mentioned. Five institutions however do stand out. Whether it’s their scope of services or their dedication to excellence, these [...]

Horse Cribbing

Horse Cribbing

Horse Cribbing Horse Cribbing is definitely not a killer horse disease. However, this does not mean that it is any less worrisome. Cribbing is a habit that can be damaging to both your horse and your property. Find out how you can stop this bad horse habit. What it Is Horse Cribbing Horse Cribbing is [...]

Cushing’s Disease in Horses

Cushing’s Disease in Horses

Cushing’s Disease in Horses Like the human form of the disease, Cushing’s disease affects the pituitary gland of horses. This is the gland that manages the endocrine system. Horses with this disease therefore suffer from hormonal and metabolic problems. The disease can affect horses of any age. It is most commonly diagnosed however among older [...]

Bucked Shins in Horses

Bucked Shins in Horses

Bucked Shins Just like human athletes, horses that are trained are always at risk of getting injured. The risk of injury doesn’t just stem from the possibility of having an accident while training. The training program of horses itself may lead to some forms of injury including bucked shins. Bucked Shins in Horses Bucked Shins [...]

Foal Scours

Foal Scours

Foal Scours Facing a case of foal scours can seem like a baptism of fire for new horse owners. Although the condition is normal for many foals, the mess and inconvenience created by foal scours can really be disturbing. What Is Foal Scours Foal scours is a form of foal diarrhea. This, however, is an [...]

Horse Colic

Horse Colic

Horse Colic Horse colic is one of those conditions that should really turn your red light signal on. This condition among horses is not some minor illness that can just resolve itself after some time. If not treated immediately, colic can kill. It is in fact the top cause of horse deaths. What it is [...]

Laminitis in Horses – Common Hoof Problems

Laminitis in Horses – Common Hoof Problems

Common Hoof Disorders: Laminitis in Horses Laminitis is a common hoof disorder that typically causes a lot of pain to the horse. It is a malfunction of the attachment of the pedal bone and the inner hoof wall. Durable connective tissues are responsible for connecting the pedal bone to the hoof wall. If these tissues [...]