Health Topics

Health Topics

Acupuncture In Horses

Equine acupuncture is commonly incorporated in the treatment of a number of conditions, especially musculoskeletal disorders and back pain.


Botulism is caused when Clostridium botulinum spores are ingested or infect a wound and release a neurotoxin.

Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA)

Equine cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) is a genetic neurological condition primarily found in Arabians.

Cervical Vertebral Compressive Myelopathy (CVCM)

Cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy (CVCM or CVM) is a developmental defect of the vertebrae in the neck that leads to compression of the spinal cord and damage to spinal cord tracts.

Chiropractic Care for Horses

Chiropractic treatment consists of controlled force applied to a specific anatomic region, often along the spine, to cause a therapeutic response.

Chronic Progressive Lymphedema (CPL)

Chronic progressive lymphedema is a debilitating condition that results in progressive swelling with associated skin folds, nodules and ulcerations.

Clostridium perfringens

Clostridium perfringens is a bacteria that causes inflammation of the small and large intestine.

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

Contagious equine metritis is transmitted by live cover breeding, contaminated equipment, and in semen collected for artificial insemination.


Cribbing is a stereotypic behavior that is seen as a stable vice and can have health consequences for horses.


Parasites in the genus Cryptosporidium are an important source of gastrointestinal disease in humans and animals globally.


Distichiasis is an eye condition in which eyelashes grow from an abnormal position along the eyelid.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.


Enteroliths are mineral accumulations around a foreign object that form stones inside the bowel and can result in colic.

Equine Coronavirus

Equine coronavirus is a highly contagious virus of foals and adult horses.