Osteoarthritis comes from the Greek words oeteo (bone) arthron (joint) and the suffix (itis), means inflammation. Osteoarthriitis is characterised by degeneration and loss of normal cartilage and inflammation within a joint.
Atypical myopathy, sycamore poisoning, is to be avoided at all costs, so here are a few management tips to help you deal with sycamore seeds and saplings.
Periodontal disease is one of the most painful conditions that can occur in the horses mouth and is the number one cause of premature tooth loss in adult horses, potentially able to affect incisors, canine teeth, and cheek teeth.
PPID is often called Equine Cushings Disease. (ECD) It is an endocrine disorder that occurs in over 20% of aged horses, ponies and donkeys. Most horses are over 15 years of age when they are diagnosed, and it is very rare in horses younger than 10.
Preventative healthcare has a host of benefits for you and your horse. As well as doing everything possible to reduce the risk of diseases such as influenza, tetanus and worm related conditions, it also allows an opportunity for your vet to check you…
A sarcoid is a common type of skin tumour, affecting equids only (horses and donkeys). These comprise proliferation of a normal cell type, called fibroblasts, found in the skin and connective tissues in an abnormal way. Sarcoids can take several form…
Strangles is a highly contagious, bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by Streptococcus equi equi. The disease can affect horses, ponies and donkeys of all ages.
Sweet itch is a skin disease caused by an allergy to midge bites. It presents as pruritis or itching, usually of the mane and tail but can also occur on the underside of the abdomen.