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Equine Diseases and Illness

Find descriptions and FAQs of common illnesses and diseases that affect horses and ponies. Includes profiles and FAQs of viral diseases, mosquito borne viruses, colics, genetic syndromes, bacterial and skin infections.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Learn About Equine Tetanus
Learn what tetanus us and why your horse should be vaccinated against tetanus.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Horse Disease and Illness Quiz
Ideally we would never to have to call the vet for our equine companions, but sometimes that just is not the case. Test your knowledge of horse diseases with this quiz about horse disease and illness.

Eye Infections and Injuries in Horses
Learn first aid procedures for minor eye infections and injuries and when to call the veterinarian to treat your horse's eye problem.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colic
Find the answers to your questions about colic in horses and ponies. Learn how to identify colic, avoid colic, assess severity, care for a colicking horse, when to call the vet, and what you can expect during the veterinarian's examination. Learn the difference between spasmodic, impaction and intestinal catastrophe (twisted gut) colic.

Equine Metabolic Syndrome
Learn about the causes, treatments, symptoms and prevention of Equine Metabolic Syndrome or EMS.

Cushing's Disease
Learn about the causes, treatments, symptoms and prevention of equine laminitis.

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Broken Wind or Heaves
A profile of COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Heaves. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

EI, Equine Influenza or Flu in Horses
A profile of EI, Equine Influenza, Flu. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis in Horses
A profile of HYPP, or Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis in horses. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

West Nile Virus or WNV in Horses
A profile of West Nile Virus or WNV. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

Equine Encephalomyelitis
A profile of EEE, WEE, VEE, Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

EIA, Swamp Fever or Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses
A profile of EIA, Swamp Fever or Equine Infectious Anemia. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments are explained.

EIA, Swamp Fever or Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses
Learn about diarrhea in horses and why it's important to address this symptoms when you see it in your horse.

Do Opossums Give Horses EPM?
EPM FAQs. Do opossums give horses EPM? Learn how opossums can give horse's EPM.

Choke In Horses
Learn about choke in horses. Learn how to identify and prevent choke in horses.

Equine Herpesvirus
What are EHV-1 and EHV-4, Equine Herpesvirus, or Rhinopneumonitis? . Learn about EHV-1 and EHV-4 , the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Equine Herpesvirus in horses with this profile.

Learn About Equine Strangles
Learn about Strangles. Learn about equine Strangles, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of strangles in horses.

Learn About Equine Strangles
Learn about Strangles. Learn about equine Strangles, the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of strangles in horses.

Moon Blindness or URE Explained
Moon Blindness or URE affects horses' eyes. Initially it can be mistaken for an eye infection, and that's why it's important to understand the symptoms, affects and treatment so you can act quickly.

Learn About Pigeon Fever
Equine Pigeon Fever tends to crop up in cycles and has nothing to do with pigeons. Learn about this relatively common disease.

Vesicular Stomatitis in Horses
Vesicular Stomtatis is a virus that affects many types of livestock. Learn about Vesicular Stomatitis in horses and what it can mean to horse owners.

Slobbers or Slaframine Poisoning in Horses
Has your horse suddenly started to drool a lot? Learn what causes Slobbers and how you can deal with it.

Rigs, Ridglings or Cryptorchidism
Should you buy a horses that is a rig? Learn why horses are rigs or ridglings, and why they aren't the best choice for a new horse owner.

Wobblers Syndrome in Horses
Learn why you should recognize the signs of Wobblers Syndrome in horses.

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis in Horses
A profile of EPM or Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis in horses. Causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis or EPM are explained.

Learn EPM Terminology
Learn the veterinary and clinical terminology of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis or EPM.

Ringworm in Horses
A profile of ringworm in horses, the causes, effects, treatment and prevention.

Lice on Horses
Here's what Pica and Coprophagia are and what you can do when your horse develops a strange appetites.

Lice on Horses
A profile of how ticks and Lyme disease affects horses and diagnosis and prevention of Lyme disease.

Lice on Horses
The causes, treatment and prevention of locked stifles.

Lice on Horses
A profile of lice on horses, the causes, effects, treatment and prevention.

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis or EPM
Find information about the causes, effects, prevention, symptoms and treatments of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis or EPM as well as web resources about EPM.

Muscle Disease in Draft Horse Breeds.
Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy can affect any horse but appears to be most prevalent and difficult to detect in draft horses. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is often misdiagnosed, and prevention of EPSM.

What Do I Do If My Horse Colics?
Here's how to assess your horse's colic and what to do until the veterinarian arrives.

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