Illnesses and Injuries

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Equine Melanoma Vaccine In the Works

Scientists are working to create a therapeutic vaccine to treat equine melanomas.

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First-ever Equine Vaccine for Leptospirosis

Scientists have created the first vaccine that can protect horses from leptospirosis, an infectious bacterial disease that has been linked to equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness), late-term abortion in pregnant mares and other serious effects

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Equine Proud Flesh Problems

There are new insights into a frustrating, somewhat mysterious, age-old condition.

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Horse Boots 101

Lightweight, cooling qualities and protective powers dominate today’s horse-boot market.

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How to Treat and Prevent Summer Sores in Horses

Summer sores in horses are on the rise. Learn more about these parasite-related skin infections.

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How do I get rid of rain rot?

A veterinarian explains how to prevent and treat rain rot, common equine bacterial skin disease

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Standing Wrap How-To

Learn to apply this most basic bandage that offers support and promotes circulation in your horse’s leg.

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Identify and Treat Equine Sacroiliac Problems

Soreness in your horse's sacroiliac area is a pain in the croup.

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The Lowdown on Lyme Disease in Horses

Reports of Lyme disease in horses are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.

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Equine Colic Update

Are you prepared for this equine emergency?

Jumping and speed work can overload the deep digital flexor tendon when it stretches to the maximum while galloping or landing. ? Amy K. Dragoo

5 Common Sport Horse Injuries

Find out whether your horse is at risk for one of these sideliners, such as suspensory ligament and deep digital flexor tendon injuries, and what you can do about them.

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Combat Hock Problems in Horses

Wear and tear can break down these critical joints. Here are the latest targeted treatment options to avoid hock problems in horses.

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Managing Anhidrosis in Horses

Sweat is a good thing in horses. It's when they don't sweat that you need to be most concerned. Find out the dangers of anhidrosis and what you can do about it.

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Treatments for Headshaking Syndrome

Headshaking syndrome can end your horse's career. Can anything be done?

Dr. Javier Donatelli shows where to take the horse's pulse under the jaw.

How to Take Your Horse's Pulse Under His Jaw

In the February '08 issue of Practical Horseman, veterinarian Javier Donatelli explains how to take your horse's digital pulse. Here, he shows you how to take it in another place--under your horse's jaw.

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Control Bleeding With Pressure Bandage

A veterinarian explains how to control bleeding by applying a pressure bandage effectively--and safely. By Susan Crane, VMD, for Practical Horseman magazine.

Cushings Disease In Horses

Cushing's Disease in Horses

Cushing's Disease: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of this disease which mostly affects older horses.