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Horse Diseases and Disorders
Botulism, Forage Poisoning, Shaker Foal Syndrome
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
is an allergic disease resulting in the development of the small airway in the horse's lungs caused a fungal infection.
Conditions of Stifle
Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM, CEMO)
highly infectious venereal disease of mares.
follow injuries to the cornea that progress instead of healing.
Cystic Stones (Cystic Calculi)
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
, a group of disorders characterised by progressive deterioration of cartilage cells lining joint surface.
Dermatophilosis (Mycotic Dermatitis, Mud Fever)
is a skin disease of badly cared for horses mainly seen in mild wet winters.
is a group of symptoms rather than a disease in itself that result in colonic obstruction and gastric ulcers.
causes respiratory infection and abortion in pregnant mares.
Equine Infectious Anemia
, also known as malarial fever, mountain fever, slow fever, or swamp fever, is a chronic contagious viral disease affecting only horses.
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis EPM
is a progressive neurologic disease of horses which affects the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord.
Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)
, also known as periodic ophthalmia or moon blindness, is one of the most common causes of blindness in horses.
- Stomach and duodenal ulcers are common in the adult horse. Untreated ulcers can perforate. Collapse and death may follow soon after.
Foal Heat Diarrhea
- Diarrhea is the most common problem affecting foals. While foal heat diarrhea is mild and goes without consequences, infectious enteritis is serious and often fatal.
infection of foals
- Pneumonia in foals is primarily caused by a bacterial, viral or parasitic infection and is common in young horses.
- Canker, Thrush, and White line disease.
Gastric Dilation (Impaction)
- is a disease associated with elevated pressure within the eye.
(pinworms, tapeworms, habronema, dictyocaulus, fasciola hepatica, thelazia)
Sinking Laminitis (Sinker)
Labyrinthitis (Otitis Media and Interna)
is the most common cause of chronic front foot lameness.
is a skin disease caused by worms.
is a condition associated with defective development of bone from cartilage.
Pinworm, Oxyuris Equi
is a bacterial skin infection that drains pus.
Piroplasmosis (Babesiosis, Horse Tick Fever)
is a tick-born disease of horses caused by the protozoan blood parasites.
is a highly infectious virus which spreads rapidly throughout the population and causes severe diarrhea in foals.
Sandcracks (Hoof-Cracks, Vertical Fissures)
are vertical cracks that develop in the hoof wall.
Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (Summer Eczema, Sweet Itch)
is a skin disease caused by allergic reaction to insect bites.
is a skin disease caused by a yeast-like fungus.
is an infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract seen mainly in young horses.
are species of most damaging internal parasites.
Summer Pneumonia (Rattles)
bacterial infection caused by
is an acute, often fatal disease caused by the bacteria found in soil.
Ticks, Spinose Ear Tick, Tick Paralysis
Knee injury, "Popped knees"
Heat exhaustion treatment
Safety of Garlic, Lutein and Evening Primrose Oil Dietary Supplements
Ragwort Poisoning (Pyrrolizidine Alkaloidosis)
Diseases Transmissible Between Horses and People
Biting Flies, Nuisance Flies
Puncture Wound of the Foot
Safety of Avocado Leaves
Signs of Fusarium Infection
Causes of Sudden Weakness, Lameness, Seizures and Vision Problems
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