Fall is the favorite season for many horse owners. The crisp and cool weather, the demise of many annoying insects and the beauty of fall colors creates the perfect riding environment. However the dry pastures and brown grass bring a higher risk of...Read More
The intranasal strangles vaccine can limit a horse's clinical signs, if not prevent the disease altogether. Photo: Erica Larson, News EditorStrangles. Even the common name for this bacterial disease—caused by the sinister Streptococcus equi—sounds like something of legend, a cautionary tale inscribed by medieval monks. The abscesses and pus-laden nasal discharge...
Heaves or broken wind are terms used for decades to describe an allergic respiratory disease of mature to older horses manifested by increased breathing effoarts at rest and chronic coughing. Over 40 years ago, a German veterinarian H. Sasse used the term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to describe horses with heaves becuase of similarities...Read More
Has your horse been diagnosed with Navicular Syndrome with evidence of radiographic changes? Dechra has received FDA approval to produce and distribute a new bisphosphonate drug that in clinical trials has resulted in at least a 1 grade improvement in lameness in 75% of cases. Osphos which is very similar to Tildren works by inhibiting...Read More