Equine Lyme Disease

Written by Dr. Kathleen Giguere and Dr. Katy Raynor Borrelia is a subdivision of bacteria, that causes disease which is transmitted by ticks and lice. It is common in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States within the equine population. What’s more, in New England, 45% of horses have Borrelia antibodies (antibiodies indicate infection or exposure). To determine …

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome? Equine metabolic syndrome is a health problem that affects many horses that are considered easy keepers. Symptoms include large regional fat deposits, obesity, insulin resistance, and recurrent episodes of laminitis. Unfortunately in this day and age, obese horses are more the rule than the exception. Despite education by veterinarians and …

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Understanding Deworming

Rotating and Resistance Recommendations for deworming horses have changed over time due to the development of parasitic resistance. Rotating dewormers still is required at many boarding facilities, although this approach is just one of the reasons why resistance has developed in some horses to the common dewormers. Fecal Egg Counts (FECs) Rotational deworming programs have started to …

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