Category: Equids

Posted in Equids Gastrointestinal Parasitic

๐’๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š species are long, thread-like worms that live within the abdominal cavity of many species.

Posted in Equids Liver and Biliary

๐“๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž is a mysterious disease that causes ๐š๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ (rapid onset liver inflammation) in horses. Ultimately, this disease results in severe liver failure.

Posted in Equids Hematopoietic Viral

๐„๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐š is a viral disease caused by a ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ. This disease is highly transmissible with no known treatment, and infected horses will carry the virus for the rest of their lives. Therefore, prevention of this disease is critical!

Posted in Equids Female Reproductive Miscellaneous

๐‡๐ข๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฌ are aggregates of the nutrient fluid found within the placenta that are a ๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  in many species. However, they look kind of weird, and can scare producers if they arenโ€™t aware of them!

Posted in Bones and Joints Case of the Week Degenerative Equids

Today’s case is of a 16 year old gelding who presented for lameness in both front feet.

Posted in Equids Miscellaneous Nervous

๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ are collections of ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ that form large, tumour-like nodules. We most commonly see these in the brain!

Posted in Equids Genetic Muscles and Tendons Nutritional

๐“๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ is more properly known as ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ก๐š๐›๐๐จ๐ฆ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ. In this condition, exercise causes rapid degeneration of the muscle fibers, which can be extremely painful!

Posted in Cardiovascular Equids Toxic

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ง is an ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ž, which are common feed additives found in ruminant diets that helps promote growth. However, these compounds are ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ž-๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ toxins, meaning that having too much is a bad thing!

Posted in Equids Liver and Biliary Toxic

๐‘๐š๐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ plants contain the toxin ๐ฉ๐ฒ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐๐ข๐ง๐ž, which causes liver damage. Other plant species that contain this toxin include ๐‚๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š (rattleweed) and ๐€๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ค๐ข๐š (tarweed).

Posted in Equids Integument Liver and Biliary Toxic

๐€๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ is a common type of clover found throughout North America, that is associated with liver disease in horses. Alsike cloverโ€™s scientific name is ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ฒ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐ฆ.