Signs of Possible Problems
- Not drinking water.
- Signs of distress, anxiety or discomfort.
- Lethargy, depression or a horse that's "off-feed."
- Absence of gut sounds.
- Signs of oncoming lameness: head-bobbing, reluctance to move, odd stance, pain, unwillingness to rise.
- Bleeding, swelling, evidence of pain.
- Seizures, paralysis, or "tying up" (form of muscle cramps that ranges in severity from mild stiffness to life-threatening illness).
Recording of Vital Signs
Chart Evauating Equine Vital Signs
First Aid Kit and Utilization
Emergency Wound Care
Infectious Disease Control
Colic, the number-one killer of horses, presents serious health concerns for the equine population, their owners, and their veterinarians. Symptoms of Colic
The best treatment for colic is prevention.
Here are some considerations if you suspect colic, What To Do If Your Horse Colics
This form outlines the information to provide to your veterinarian, Colic Case History Form
The winter can be Colic Time.
Parasites cause colic in several ways. Parasites and Colic
Possible Causes of Recurrent Colic.
If your horses live in a sandy area they will eat sand, If they are unable to pass the sand the result can be serious. Sand Colic
Cushing's Disease - As horses live longer we are seening an increase in Cushing's disease. Check out the following article by Dr. Hal Schott, DVM, PhD, for cause, identification and treatments. Equine Cushing's Disease
Equine Internal Parasites - Keys for the successful control of parasites in horses... Successful Control
Understanding parasites, their lifecycle and impact.
How to tell if Your Horse may have a Dental Problem
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Equine Herpesvirus is a highly contagious virus that causes upper respiratory infection in young horses, abortion in pregnant mares, and other damaging problems. Equine Herpesvirus
Equine Herpesvirus 2/6/06 Michigan
Veterinarian Suggests Owners Implement EHV-1 Preventive Measures, Press Release.
Activities to watch out for, Laminitis/Founder
Founder / Laminitis - an inflammation of the lamellar tissues connecting the hoof wall and Coffin Bone is an expensive, frustrating problem for horse owners. Laminitis/Founder
Activities to watch out for, they may trigger Laminitis/Founder: Laminitis/Triggers
Pigeon Fever Colorado State University Veterinarians Report Unusual Rise in Cases of Pigeon Fever Among Colorado Horses CSU - Pigeon Fever.