Thrush

Thrush is a common anaerobic bacterial infection of the horse’s hoof tissue characterized by a black, necrotic (dead), foul-smelling material. Thrush typically affects the central frog or grooves adjacent to and in the middle the frog (collateral sulci). However, severe Read More …

Equine Vaccination Recommendations

AAEP Vaccine Guidelines – http://www.aaep.org/info/guidelines-48 CORE VACCINES RISK BASED VACCINES Eastern Encephalomyelitis Anthrax Western Encephalomyelitis Botulism Venezuelan Encephalomyelitis Equine herpesvirus (EHV -1 & 4) Tetanus Equine viral arteritis Rabies Equine Influenza Potomac horse fever Rotavirus/rotaviral diarrhea Streptococcus equi – equi Read More …

Equine Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushings Syndrome has many “names” –pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), hyperadrenocorticism, ECD (equine Cushing’s disease), and, most commonly, Cushing’s syndrome. Classically, this ailment occurs in geriatric horses however Cushings can be diagnosed in horses less than ten years old. Why Read More …

Equine Sarcoids

Equine sarcoids are a very common locally invasive fibroblastic skin tumor. There are six distinct sarcoids that are classified according to their appearance and clinical behavior. Occult – this sarcoid is flat, no hair (alopecia) and may have mild scaling. Read More …

USEF Equine Vaccination Rule

RELEASE: November 12, 2015 AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – In January, the USEF Board of Directors approved an addition to the rule book, which outlines equine vaccination requirements at licensed competitions. Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering Read More …