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  • How Horses Contract EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis)
    Horses contract EPM by ingesting the organism protozoal. Protozoal is a parasite found in infected feed, water, hay, or pastures. The horse’s food source becomes infected by opossum feces that contain the sporocysts parasites. It is important to poi...
  • Laminitis in Horses: The Basics
    What is Laminitis? Laminitis is a condition affecting the soft lamina tissue that holds the coffin bone of the hoof in place and connects this bone to the inner hoof wall. When a horse becomes laminitic, the tissue becomes inflamed. Inflammation leads to...
  • Major Causes of OCD Lesions in Horses
    The major mitigating factor is nutritional or mineral imbalances in the diet resulting in rapid growth the first year of life. These are high energy (carbohydrates) and protein diets. There are a variety of other reasons a young horse will develop OCD les...
  • Why You May Not Know Your Horse Has an Ulcer
    Ulcers are a silent yet prevalent medical condition in horses. According to most studies, ulcers are said to be present in 60% of show horses, and up to 90% of racehorses. So why do we hear so little about them? It may be because our horses aren't letting...
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