Horse Diseases and Disorders
- Azoturia, (Tying-up)
- Bone Spavin
- 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.
- Corneal Ulcers 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.
- 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.
- Foot Infections - Canker, Thrush, and White line disease.
- Gait Abnormalities
- Gastric Dilation (Impaction)
- Glaucoma - is a disease associated with elevated pressure within the eye.
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Internal Parasites (pinworms, tapeworms, habronema, dictyocaulus, fasciola hepatica, thelazia)
- Equine Parasites
- Sinking Laminitis (Sinker)
- 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.
- Pigeon Fever
- 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
- Vesicular Stomatitis
|Essential Oils For Treating Animals
|By Corinna Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:50:47 PM
Laminitis is a painful and debilitating disease. Although the exact cause is unknown it is often associated with insulin resistance and obesity, and can be preceded by diseases such as colic and diarrhea. It is known to occur in horses allowed the freedom to eat lots of lush fresh, grass especially after being kept indoors for the winter. Lameness Locator is a new tool to detect lameness problem. The device places small sensors on the horse's head, right front limb and croup, near the tail. It records information, then transfers it to a computer or mobile device and compares it against databases. The computer is then able to diagnose whether or not the horse is lame. (sciencedaily.com)
|By danmarcus Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:50:47 PM
Thermography has been used by vets to find out the cause of lameness in horses. The method is fast and safe and is based on a simple idea. The horse's body surface temperature is detected by an infrared camera, which is both easy and inexpensive to use. Because inflammation is marked by increased blood flow and surface temperature, the camera allows to pinpoint areas of inflammation that are difficult to detect with the hands. The unit cannot be used for several hours after the exercise though.