Health Topics

Equine Coronavirus

August 10, 2020
Equine coronavirus is a highly contagious virus of foals and adult horses.

Strangles

August 10, 2020
Strangles is a highly contagious disease of the equine upper respiratory tract caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi equi.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)

June 09, 2020
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a disease that causes foals to be born with severely weakened immune systems.

Occipitoatlantoaxial Malformation (OAAM)

June 09, 2020
Occipitoatlantoaxial malformation (OAAM) is a neurologic disorder caused by the malformation of the first two vertebrae of the neck, the atlas (C1) and the axis (C2), and the base of the skull.

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH)

June 09, 2020
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare inherited disease that can cause a life-threatening condition triggered by anesthesia drugs.

Lethal White Overo Syndrome (LWO)

June 09, 2020
Lethal white overo (LWO) syndrome is an inherited disease in Paint horses. Horses with a particular white spotting pattern known as frame overo can produce affected offspring.

Lavender Foal Syndrome (LFS)

June 09, 2020
Lavender foal syndrome (LFS) is an inherited disease that causes neurological dysfunction in newborn Arabian foals.

Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (JEB)

June 08, 2020
Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is an inherited skin disorder that causes skin lesions to develop and progress over time.

Hydrocephalus

June 08, 2020
Hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain that results in a dome-shaped head.

Friesian Dwarfism

June 08, 2020
Friesian dwarfism is an inherited disproportionate dwarfism seen in the Friesian breed.