University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

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Articles by: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

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Caring for Old Horses

With proper care, senior horses can prosper. Here are a few points to consider.

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Deworming Young Horses: When to Start?

The thought of your new foal becoming infected with worms is a bit too much to bear for many horse owners. All it takes is one face-to-face meeting with a squirmy white roundworm, the type of parasite most common in horses under two years of ag

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Steps to Keep Your Newborn Foal Healthy

Knowing how a normal foal should behave and when to call the veterinarian can go a long way toward avoiding a trip to an equine neonatal intensive care unit.

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Horses’ Sleep ‘Stay Apparatus’ Can Cause Limb to Lock

Having evolved to flee in an instant, horses are equipped with a “stay apparatus” that allows them to remain upright for long periods of time. But this mechanism isn’t foolproof and sometimes it causes more harm than good.

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Contracted Tendons and “Tippy-Toed” Foals

One of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital flexor tendons. This might cause foals to walk on the toes of their front hooves instead of being flat footed.

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Time an Important Factor when Dealing with Recumbent Horses

It’s something you wouldn’t believe could happen unless you saw it: You walk out to the barn in the morning and start to panic when you realize your horse has cast itself. Somehow, someway, your horse has managed to lie up against a wall and is

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