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Saving the Septic Foal

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


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 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....


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. ...


Does My Horse Have Colic?

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


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."...


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....


Health Q&A: Tail rubbing

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


Health Q&A: Maggots for Horse Wounds

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


Sweet Science

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

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