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Saving the Septic Foal

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which puts newborns at risk....

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What Can I Do About Mud Fever?

Learn how to treat and prevent this common bacterial infection, which leaves painful sores on your horse’s heels....

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Cataracts

Cataracts aren't just a problem in older horses; they can be present at birth or develop over time. Find out what the management and treatment options are....

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How Do I Clean My Horse’s Sheath?

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. Melissa McKee, DVM, explains how to clean a sheath and why it's so important. ...

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Does My Horse Have Colic?

As winter sets in, changes in feed and water-freezing temperatures can create the ideal conditions for colic....

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Stuck Stifles: Upward Fixation of the Patella

Find out what to do about upward fixation of the patella - the term used to describe a condition in which a ligament hooks over a piece of bone, causing the stifle joint to "lock."...

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Anhidrosis in Horses

The condition known as anhidrosis ‒ the complete absence of sweating ‒ can pose serious problems for your horse during hot weather, including potentially fatal heat stroke....

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Health Q&A: Tail rubbing

Q: My horse's tail is a frayed mess from rubbing - why is he doing that?...

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Health Q&A: Maggots for Horse Wounds

Q: I have heard recently that maggots can help heal horse wounds. Is this true?...

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Sweet Science

New research out of the University of Sydney suggests Manuka honey promotes wound healing in horses...

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