Stay up-to-date on the latest news about your horse's health with FREE newsletters from TheHorse.com. Topics include Nutrition, Soundness & Lameness, Equine Behavior, Farm & Barn, Older Horse Care, and more.
Your horse might have been exposed to EPM’s causative parasites. Make sure you’re aware of this debilitating disease’s subtle signs so you can promptly contact your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is a neurologic disease that can be difficult to diagnose and can threaten a horse’s athletic future. Learn more about this complicated and consequential condition. Sponsored by Merck Animal Health.
Horses can experience more than one disease process at the same time, an occurrence known as comorbidity. In this article, we’ll take a look at equine diseases such as PPID and laminitis that veterinarians most commonly see in conjunction with other conditions.
Opossums are the culprits that transmit the causative parasite of EPM to horses. Dr. Dan Howe of the University of Kentucky recommends making an effort to keep them out of the barn and away from the food and water supplies.
If your horse survives one of these five infections, he might still suffer lasting effects. Learn which diseases most commonly cause post-infection illnesses and how they can impact a horse’s long-term health, use, and quality of life in this article excerpt from the September 2019 issue.
A dressage horse recovered from EPM but still has an abnormal gait. An equine internal medicine specialist explains why owners of some horses with EPM might observe long-term gait and/or performance issues.