Conditions

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Human Diabetes Mellitus
Conditions Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Human Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which high levels of glucose are found in the blood and therefore in...
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Mud Fever: The Symptoms and Management
Conditions Mud Fever

Mud Fever: The Symptoms and Management

What is Mud Fever? Mud fever; also known as pastern dermatitis or ‘cracked heels’ is hugely prevalent at this time...
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The Itchy Horse
Conditions Skin Conditons

The Itchy Horse

Itchy horses can be problematic in many ways. Chronic and/or severe itchiness can have a negative impact on animal welfare,...
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Laser Surgery As A Treatment For Sarcoids In Horses
Conditions Sarcoids

Laser Surgery As A Treatment For Sarcoids In Horses

What Are Sarcoids?Equine sarcoids are the most common skin tumour in the horse, accounting for 40% of all equine cancers....
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Lawsonia intracellularis infection
Conditions Lawsonia Intracellularis

Lawsonia intracellularis infection

Lawsonia intracellularis is a species of bacteria. It can infect a range of animal species but in horses it can...
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Glanders (Farcy)
Conditions Glanders (Farcy)

Glanders (Farcy)

Glanders is one of the oldest known diseases of the horse. It has now been eradicated in the United Kingdom...
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Heart Murmurs
Conditions Heart Murmurs

Heart Murmurs

There are four valves in the heart, one between each atrium and its respective ventricle and one between each ventricle...
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Lymphangitis
Conditions Lymphangitis

Lymphangitis

This disease is recognised by the swelling of the legs, usually hind, that pits when pressed with a finger. There...
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Uveitis
Conditions Uveitis

Uveitis

Uveitis (other names include moon blindness and periodic ophthalmia) is a painful and potentially very serious condition – it is...
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Sweet Itch
Conditions Sweet Itch

Sweet Itch

Sweet itch is a skin disease caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva of culicoides species (midges), characterised by...
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Photosensitisation
Conditions Photosensitisation

Photosensitisation

Photosensitivity is caused by the presence of a photo-activating substance in the skin which increases absorption of UV light resulting...
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Equine Viral Arteritis
Conditions Equine Viral Arteritis

Equine Viral Arteritis

Breeding has become a more and more international business with the possibility of artificial insemination and acquiring semen from all...
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West Nile Virus
Conditions West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

What is West Nile Virus? West Nile Fever is a disease caused by a flavivirus (WNV) that is carried by...
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Thrush
Conditions Thrush

Thrush

What is thrush? Thrush is a bacterial infection of the central and lateral sulcus of the frog that results in...
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Ringworm
Conditions Ringworm

Ringworm

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a fungal infection in the skin caused by various dermatophyte species. In horses, the most...
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Ragwort
Conditions Ragwort

Ragwort

Ragwort poisoning is a cause of liver disease in horses and ponies in the UK, its scientific name is Senecio jacobea and...
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Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)
Conditions Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)

Nosebleeds in horses can occur for a number of reasons. Most are a one off, mild to moderate bleeds that...
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Grass Sickness (Equine Dysautonomia)
Conditions Grass Sickness

Grass Sickness (Equine Dysautonomia)

Grass sickness is a disease of the nervous system of Equids i.e. horses, ponies and donkeys most commonly but cases...
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Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)
Conditions Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

Is your horse or pony overweight or obese? Maybe you have already tried to reduce their food but you still...
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Colic – Impaction Colic
Colic Conditions

Colic – Impaction Colic

Colic can happen for many different reasons, however, with winter approaching some horses may be more at risk of developing...
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