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Does your horse have trouble responding to the bit? Does he hold his head awkwardly at times, or seem to have problems chewing? Does he show unexplained behaviour under saddle or have problems with certain gaits or leads? Or does he toss his head a lot, especially when pressure is applied with his bit or perhaps a hackamore?

Can you get a disease from your horse? Yes, but the good news is that direct horse-to-human disease transmission is rare. Here’s a quick refresher on some bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral diseases that can potentially be transmitted to us directly from the equines in our lives. This list does not include diseases like West Nile virus that can be passed indirectly from horses to humans, for example through an insect bite.

Anthelmintic Resistance horses, fecr testing horses, equine macrocyclic lactone resistance

Quality routine FECR testing is recommended in horses - A valuable reminder of the danger of importing anthelmintic resistance is given in a recent report. A case of macrocyclic lactone (ML) resistance in a group of Thoroughbred yearlings imported from Ireland to the United States is described by Martin K Nielsen, who is the Schlaikjer Professor of Equine Infectious Disease at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, and colleagues.

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Movement of horses is helping to spread the disease - Strangles is one of the most commonly diagnosed infectious diseases of horses. Infection results in significant health and welfare consequences and economic costs. Most affected horses recover; however, about 10 percent remain as carriers, free of clinical signs but capable of spreading the disease.

example pastern dermatitis horse, mud fever horse, horse skin problems

Persistent and large amounts of rainfall can create challenges for equine care and have negative effects on your horse’s overall health.

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When there are high volumes of rainfall, many horse owners may begin to see the presence of rain rot on their horses. Rain rot is a skin disease that can be frustrating to deal with, but with the right care can often be easily treated.

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The Spring 2021 edition of Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Horse Health Lines is hot off the press and available for digital download. Take an inside look into the latest the scientific studies at the University of Saskatchewan's veterinary college, such as the link between caterpillars and cardiac disease in horses, and new treatment options for equine diseases and ailments.

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