Horse Care And Diseases
- 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.
- Equine Colic is a group of symptoms rather than a disease in itself that result in colonic obstruction and gastric ulcers.
- Equine Herpesvirus 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.
- Equine Ulcer - 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.
- Foal Pneumonia - Pneumonia in foals is primarily caused by a bacterial, viral or parasitic infection and is common in young horses.
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Foot Infections - Canker, Thrush, and White line disease.
- Gastric Dilation (Impaction)
- Glaucoma - is a disease associated with elevated pressure within the eye.
- Internal Parasites (pinworms, tapeworms, habronema, dictyocaulus, fasciola hepatica, thelazia)
- Equine Parasites
- Labyrinthitis (Otitis Media and Interna)
- Laminitis (Founder)
- Navicular Disease is the most common cause of chronic front foot lameness.
- Onchocerciasis is a skin disease caused by worms.
- Osteochondrosis is a condition associated with defective development of bone from cartilage.
- Pinworm, Oxyuris Equi
- Pyoderma 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.
- Rotavirus Infection 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.
- Sporotrichosis is a skin disease caused by a yeast-like fungus.
- Strangles is an infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract seen mainly in young horses.
- Strongyles are species of most damaging internal parasites.
- Summer Pneumonia (Rattles) bacterial infection caused by Rhodococcus equi
- Tetanus 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
- Heat exhaustion treatment
- Glycogen Repeltion
- Biting Flies, Nuisance Flies
- Puncture Wound of the Foot
- Essential Oils For Treating Animals
Types of Horses