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Potomac Horse Fever: A Water-borne Worry

Potomac horse fever is a potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease that strikes in the summer months, causing, depression, among other symptoms.

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Managing Foot Abscesses and Bandaging the Hoof

Hoof-related problems can be scary, but with help from your veterinarian and a methodical approach to care, your horse’s foot can quickly mend.

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Stuck Stifles: Upward Fixation of the Patella

Find out what to do about upward fixation of the patella, a condition in which a ligament in the horse’s upper hind leg gets stuck over a piece of bone.

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Cataracts

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens inside the eye causing blurry or obscured vision that may result in spooking or impaired performance.

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10 Common Skin Conditions

A handy guide that covers some of the most common skin problems in horses, complete with symptoms, treatments and prevention tips.

By: Liz Brown
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Equine Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be a symptom of different ailments, from mild to life-threatening. So it is important to discover the cause and initiate treatment quickly.

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Separating the “Boys” from the Boys

Find out when, why, and how stallions are castrated, with advice on proper handling and aftercare. Also learn why some horse owners opt to 'spay' their mares.

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Using Lasers to Blast Bladder Stones

Horses with bladder stones may strain when attempting to urinate, and may also exhibit signs of abdominal pain. Blood in the urine is a common indication.

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A Surgical Cure for Cushing’s

The only treatment for Cushing’s is daily drug therapy, but researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are working on a surgical solution.

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Early Diagnosis of Cartilage Damage

Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Mark Hurtig, is developing a new non-invasive way to assess cartilage health.