Horse Health 101 : Brochures
  • Colic - (986.88K PDF)

    Colic is the number one killer of horses. The good news is that most cases of colic are mild and resolve with simple medical treatment, and sometimes with no specific treatment at all.

  • Dental Care - (964.63K PDF)

    Routine dental care is essential to your horse’s health.

  • Emergency Care - (155.59K PDF)

    If you own horses long enough, sooner or later you are likely to confront a medical emergency.

  • Emergency Preparedness - (103.15K PDF)

    In the event of a disaster, your veterinarian knows how important it is for you, as a horse owner, to have preplanned actions and proper information to make rapid decisions that may save your horse’s and even your own life.

  • EPM - (521.18K PDF)

    Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) can be difficult to diagnose because its signs often mimic other health problems in the horse, and signs can range from mild to severe.

  • Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) - (3.80M PDF)

    To date, nine EHVs have been identified worldwide. Three of these—EHV-1, EHV-3, and EHV-4—pose the most serious health risks for domesticated horses and can have significant economic impacts on the U.S. equine industry.

  • Equine Infectious Anemia - (72.04K PDF)

    Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a disease that threatens the world’s horse, donkey and mule populations. Despite testing and measures to eradicate the equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV), more than 500 new cases are identified each year in the U.S.

  • Equine Insurance - (97.34K PDF)

    Whether a horse is purchased for personal or business reasons, ownership represents a significant investment of time, money and resources.

  • Euthanasia - (1.07M PDF)

    Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when, for humane or other reasons, you need to consider euthanasia for your horse.

  • Expectant Mare - (4.41M PDF)

    We often think of pregnancy as a delicate and fragile condition.

  • Fescue - (558.00K PDF)

    Tall fescue is a grass which grows on over 35 million acres of land in the United States.

  • Foal Growth - (872.15K PDF)

    A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your very eyes.

  • Foaling Mare Newborn - (1.81M PDF)

    If your mare has made it through 11 months of pregnancy, you’re almost home free. Labor and delivery, while momentous, are generally uncomplicated.

  • Hay Quality - (77.47K PDF)

    Horses are herbivores by design and foragers by nature.

  • Immunizations - (182.21K PDF)

    Few things will protect your horse from the ravages of disease as easily and effectively as immunizations.

  • Internal Parasites - (177.76K PDF)

    Internal parasites, or worms, are silent thieves and killers. They can cause extensive internal damage without you even realizing that your horses are heavily infected.

  • Lameness Exams - (964.91K PDF)

    Stress, strain or injury can take a toll on any horse, even one with no obvious conformation defects. A prompt examination can save you time, money and frustration by diagnosing and treating the problem immediately, possibly preventing further damage.

  • Laminitis - (224.52K PDF)

    Every day veterinarians across the country see hundreds of cases of laminitis, a painful disease, which affects the horse’s feet.

  • Older Horse - (91.82K PDF)

    By providing proper care and nutrition, you can help make your horse’s golden years happier and more productive.

  • Overweight Horse - (91.17K PDF)

    Feeding is one of the most rewarding chores of horse ownership. But many horses, given the opportunity, will eat far more than they need, tipping the scale to an unhealthy balance.

  • Purchase Exams - (1.67M PDF)

    Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Investing in a prepurchase exam is a wise decision.

  • West Nile Virus - (54.94K PDF)

    First isolated in Uganda in 1937, West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus that is transmitted principally by various species of mosquitoes and can cause inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

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