Diseases

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6 Things you may not have known about Pigeon fever

Once found mainly in California, this bacterial infection has now been documented in 25 states across the country. Here are 6 little known or sometimes forgotten facts about the infection.

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What to do first when your horse colicks

Call your veterinarian at the first signs of abdominal pain---but as you wait, take steps to keep your horse comfortable and prevent his condition from getting worse.

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How to spot photosensitivity

Blistering and peeling on the pink skin are signs of a serious and painful reaction to sun exposure.

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Coronavirus: An emerging threat?

Previously unknown in adult horses, this gastrointestinal virus has been responsible for more than a dozen outbreaks across the United States and overseas in the last five years. Here’s how you can protect your horse.

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On the frontlines against EPM

Progress has been made in the detection and treatment of this potentially debilitating neurological disease, but much remains to be done. Here’s where we stand.

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The mystery of shivers

Through a series of groundbreaking studies aided by selfless horse owners, a researcher is beginning to understand this rare but devastating neurological condition.

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The secret to stopping scratches

Protect the skin on your horse's pasterns and fetlocks from painful chapping during the wet spring months.

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A girth-sore impostor

Ringworm can easily be mistaken for girth gall.

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Stress of Pasture-to-stall Transition Studied

A sudden decrease in turnout time may take a physical toll on your horse.

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Reduce the Risk of Lyme Disease

Prevention and early recognition are the keys to protecting your horse against Lyme disease.