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Staggers in Horses: Ryegrass Contamination Poisoning – Toxicology, Treatment & Prevention Lucia K Ryan, MA. | July 18, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Toxicity

Ryegrass is a popular forage choice worldwide, and is a nutritious source of protein and energy for horses and other grazing animals. Although both species of ryegrass are good sources of nutrition an...

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Top 30 Most Common Equine Diseases: [Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | July 18, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Horse owners have a vested interest in their horse's health, as health conditions can directly impact their horse's wellbeing, performance, and longevity. Understanding common horse diseases is crucia...

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Capped Hock (Calcaneal Bursitis) in Horses: Risk Factors, Treatment & Prevention Sara Rice, MSc. | July 17, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Joint Health

Capped hock refers to inflammation and swelling over the bony point of a horse's hock. The "cap" may be squishy or firm and is usually the result of trauma or repeated rubbing. Alongside the characte...

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Fibrotic Myopathy in Horses: Causes, Treatment & Prognosis Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | July 12, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Fibrotic myopathy is a rare condition in horses characterized by the development of fibrous (scar) tissue within the muscles, typically affecting the inner thigh muscles of one or both hindlimbs. Affe...

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Sidewinder Syndrome (Crab Walking) in Horses: Causes, Risk Factors & Severity Sara Rice, MSc. | July 12, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Sidewinder Syndrome, also known as sidewinder gait or crab walking, is one of the more perplexing and challenging equine health conditions for horse owners and veterinarians alike. This syndrome is ch...

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Seizures and Epilepsy in Horses: Types, Management & Prognosis Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | July 11, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Symptoms

Seizures, while relatively rare in horses compared to dogs and humans, pose significant challenges for both horse owners and veterinarians. These neurological episodes, characterized by abnormal elect...

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Tyzzer’s Disease (C. piliforme) in Foals: Transmission, Risk Factors & Prognosis Lucia K Ryan, MA. | July 13, 2024 | Conditions, Foals

Tyzzer's disease, while rare, is a highly fatal hepatic condition that can affect all foals, including those which are healthy and well-nourished. The disease is not believed to be contagious, but th...

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Wry Nose (Facial Deviation) in Horses: Anatomy, Risk Factors & Treatment Sara Rice, MSc. | July 13, 2024 | Conditions, Foals

Wry nose is a congenital condition in foals where the nose appears twisted or crooked due to malformations that develop during gestation. This condition involves significant changes in the shape and d...

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Sesamoid Injuries in Horses: Types, Treatment & Prevention Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | July 10, 2024 | Conditions, Joint Health

Sesamoid injuries are a common and often serious equine injury. The small sesamoid bones play a large role in reducing tension on the muscles and tendons of the body. The proximal sesamoid bones (PSBs...

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Parrot Mouth (Rostral Malocclusion) in Horses: Symptoms, Risk Factors & Treatment Sara Rice, MSc. | July 13, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Parrot mouth is a common equine dental condition typically identified at birth or shortly after. It is characterized by a pronounced overbite where the upper front teeth protrude beyond the lower row ...

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Quittor (Collateral Hoof Cartilage Infection) in Horses: Risk Factors, Treatment & Prevention Sara Rice, MSc. | July 13, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Hoof health is one of the pillars of overall horse health and well being. There are numerous conditions that can impact the horse's hooves, including quittor. Quittor is an infection in the collateral...

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Box Elder & Sycamore Poisoning (Atypical & Seasonal Pasture Myopathies) in Horses: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Prevention Lucia K Ryan, MA. | June 18, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Toxicity

Atypical Myopathy (AM) and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy (SPM) are highly fatal muscle disorders in horses caused by the ingestion of seeds of the box elder or sycamore trees. Seeds of these species conta...

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Glanders (Farcy) in Horses: Transmission, Symptoms, & Prevention Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | July 15, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Glanders is one of the oldest diseases known to affect horses. It is a highly contagious and fatal disease that affects horses, donkeys, and mules, caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei. It pose...

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Thelier’s Disease in Horses (Equine Serum Hepatitis): Causes, Treatment & Prognosis Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 18, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Theiler's disease, also known as equine serum hepatitis, is a viral infection likely caused by equine parvovirus-hepatitis. Horses most commonly develop Theiler's disease after administration of an eq...

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Salmonella Infection in Horses: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Prevention Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 11, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health

Salmonellosis refers to infection with Salmonella, a bacterium that primarily causes intestinal infections and diarrhea. Salmonella can affect numerous species, including horses and humans. Horses typ...

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Bucked Shins (Dorsal Metacarpal Disease) in Horses: Risk Factors, Treatment & Prognosis Sara Rice, MSc. | June 11, 2024 |