Heartworms are transferred by mosquitoes and are found throughout the United States. Although, dogs are the most common host for the heartworm parasite. Heartworms can be transferred to other species…

Lyme Disease in Horses

Lyme Disease or Borreliosis is the most common tick transmitted disease in the world. The tick that carries the bacteria Borrelia burdorferi at some point lived on a mouse and deer prior to biting…

Warts Virus in Horses (Papilloma Virus)

Warts are fairly common in younger horses although they can be seen at any age. They are benign and tend to congregate on the face and can be seen on the lips, in the mouth, and around the eyelids. In…

Botfly in Horses

Botfly infection in horses usually occurs in the late summer months. Botfiles lay eggs on the outside skin area of the horse or sometimes use an intermediate vector such as a mosquito to lay eggs…

Anemia in Horses

Iron deficient anemia can affect both young and older horses. Anemia is defined as the reduction in red blood cell mass, and impacts the ability of the red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues…

Abscesses in Horses

Abscesses in horses can have many causes such as puncture from a foreign object, infection, stepping on nails, a previous wound or strangles.

Atresia Ani in Horses

Atresia Ani in horses is a rare condition that causes foals to be born without an anus and/or rectum.

Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in horses is an acute or chronic viral disease. The virus is related to the HIV virus but EIA is not known to infect humans.

Common Causes of Abortion in Horses

Common causes of abortion in horses include non-infectious and infectious causes. This article discusses the most common causes of abortion in horses.