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Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in awareness among horse owners of the detrimental effects associated with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). Despite this additional attention paid to the equine digestive system, it remains focused primarily on the horse’s foregut, often ignoring disorders of the hindgut, such as colonic ulcers.

Strangles is an endemic disease caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi and it affects all horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys. While the disease is highly contagious it is not airborne like a virus.

Dealing with Equine Emergencies

By Dr. Erica Koch - Could you save your horse if your trailer overturned on the highway? How about if he was stuck in a ditch? Would you know what to do in a barn fire? Course participants at the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER™) course, taught by Drs. Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez and hosted by the Atlantic Veterinary College, in Charlottetown, PEI, in early July 2012 learned how to better prepare themselves for everything from small scale emergencies, such as freeing a large animal stuck in mud, to larger scale emergency situations and natural disasters.

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If you’ve ever had a gastric ulcer, you’re familiar with the burning or gnawing feeling in your stomach area that is typical of peptic ulceration of the stomach lining. This pain may last for anywhere from half an hour to four hours, and can occur after eating or even during the night, disrupting sleep. Nobody wants to live with pain or discomfort, and the average person would not hesitate to seek treatment for gastric ulcers.

Deworming Strategies for Healthier Horses

Contributed by Washington State University - Deworming is an essential part of good horse husbandry. Due to the variety of products on the market, however, it can be confusing for horse owners to know which products to use and how often. With a veterinarian’s guidance and a little knowledge of common equine parasites and how to best target them, owners can easily devise a deworming schedule that best suits their horses.

Parasite Resistance

Still treating today's parasites based on yesterday's calendar? In the world of human medicine, you’ve likely heard about concerns of bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Well, a similar theory applies to horses and parasites. Over the years, parasites have developed resistance to certain commonly used anthelmintic classes.

Bellyaches, Blockages, & Bloating in Horses: Colic Causes & Recovery

By Kentucky Equine Research - Chances are very good that anyone who keeps horses for several years will encounter colic at some time. Mild episodes may resolve on their own before a veterinarian can arrive and more serious equine abdominal discomfort can often be managed with medication.

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