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Piroplasmosis in Horses
Piroplasmosis in Horses
Piroplasmosis is a disease of horses that has been diagnosed in the United States. These fact sheets from the USDA provide information about how horse owners can protect their horses from this disease.
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Photosensitization in Cattle and Horses
Photosensitization, also known as photodermatitis, occurs when the liver is unable to excrete a metabolite of chlorophyll from forages the animal has eaten. The metabolite accumulates in the skin and is activated by sunlight. The reaction yields free radicals that "burn" the skin.
Animal Health Notes
Blister Beetle Toxicosis in Horses
Blister beetles are ¾- to 1¼-inch-long, narrow-bodied, broad-headed insects that may be found in alfalfa hay originating from certain parts of the United States. One beetle alone won't caust toxicity, but they can gather in large numbers in concentrated clusters of harvested hay.
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Horses Poisoned by Showy Crotalaria
Showy crotalaria is a significant toxic plant in Louisiana. It contains alkaloids that cause liver damage in horses and livestock. The seeds may remain viable in undisturbed soil for 60 years or longer.
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Computed tomography of the skull in horses
Learn the value of Computed tomography of the skull in horses.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in lame horses
Advantages of using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to determine the cause of lameness in horses.
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Equine Piroplasmosis
Owner fact sheet about Piroplasmosis in horses. Equine piroplasmosis (also known as babesiosis) is a disease of horses, donkeys, mules, and zebras. While common in many subtropical and tropical parts of the world, it is considered exotic and reportable in the United States.
Horse Control for Horses
Fly Control for Horses
Flies are the most important insect pests of horses. Among this large, diverse group of insects, the pests of horses include bloodsucking or biting flies, filth or irritation flies, mosquitoes and bot flies. The description, biology, economic/health significance and control are included. (PDF Format Only)
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Equine Viral Arteritis
Owner information on the causes, tranmission, prevention and treament of Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA).
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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
Gastric ulcer disease is common in foals and horses and the term Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) has been used to describe this disease because of its many causes and complicated nature.
Minerals For Horses
The primary concern in mineral nutrition is to provide salt and adequate levels of calcium and phosphorous in approximately a 1.3 to 1 ratio.
Pigeon Fever. On the rise in Louisiana
Pigeon fever is the common term for an infection caused by the bacterial organism Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. C. pseudotuberculosis bacteria tend to localize and form abscesses in the pectoral region and ventral abdomen of the horse.
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Avoiding Feed-related Problems in Horses
General recommendations to follow when developing a feeding program for horses.
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Equine Vitals
If you own, ride or handle horses, it is likely that at some point your horse will experience an injury, illness or disease. Some of these incidences will be minor and will not require veterinary attention. However, for those serious events, there is a language that is important to understand and will help you effectively communicate with your veterinarian. This article is intended to help you understand Equine Vitals.
Daily Care and Management
By providing good care, horsemen can minimize the costs of health care and maximize their enjoyment of their horses.
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Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate in Horses
The soft palate and epiglottis are important structures during inhalation, and they form a tight seal when the horse is breathing to seal off the nasal cavity from the oral cavity. This article describes dorsal displacement of the soft palate in horses and how this issue may be corrected.
Hurricane Aftermath Can Present Potential Livestock Disease Problems
Cattle, goats, horses, pigs and sheep surviving Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita are vulnerable to several diseases, including infectious diseases and toxicities, according to a veterinarian with the LSU AgCenter.
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Equine Ethmoid Hematomas
One possible cause of equine epistaxis, or nosebleed, is a growth known as an ethmoid hematoma. An ethmoid hematoma is a benign, well-encapsulated mass that can originate from the ethmoid turbinates, or occasionally from the paranasal sinuses.
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Strangles
Owner information regarding the causes, prevention, and treatment of equine strangles.
Horse Health
Horse Health
Horse diseases are normally divided into three general areas, depending on the site of their specificdamage. They are general body diseases, respiratory diseases and reproductive diseases.
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