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Equine Tetanus

By Mark Andrews - Do you know anyone with a horse that has had tetanus? Probably not. Despite the fact that the organism responsible for the disease is often present in soil and horse manure, tetanus is not a common disease. This is largely due to the widespread use of vaccination.

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is a more common illness than you might think, and can present with varying symptoms. In this video, Dr. Kenton Morgan, DVM, discusses the causes and clinical signs of gastric ulcers in horses.

Insulin Resistance in Horses

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. - Do you have an overweight horse? Chances are he is insulin resistant. Excess body fat leads to elevate insulin, and blood glucose levels are slow to return to normal. Elevated insulin leads to more body fat storage, which leads to greater insulin resistance, and the vicious cycle continues.

By Kentucky Equine Research - Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), also known as sleeping sickness, is a viral disease that affects horses, some other animals, and humans. EEE occurs in the Eastern half of North America, most commonly on the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf coast. It is also found in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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