Diarrhea in horses is a dangerous health issue that may affect your horse caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, or inappropriate diet. This is not actually a disease, but it is the symptoms of some diseases. The immediate effect diarrhea is dehydration and malnutrition which will lead to more severe health problems like kidney failure, laminitis, toxemia, weight loss and electrolyte imbalances. There are two kinds of diarrhea in horses due to its severity. The first one is quite normal diarrhea which doesn’t cause any severe dehydration and doesn’t change the horse’s behavior so much. Severe diarrhea can make the horse

Arthritis is also known as Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). Horse, especially the old ones, is one of the animals that have a high risk of this health issue. This is a slowly progressing chronic inflammation that affects horse’s articular cartilage in its joint. It is such a painful disease and causes a lameness. The normal articular cartilage is smooth and slippy that makes the leg moves comfortably while the affected one lost its smoothness causing rigid moves to the horse. The joints in fetlock, hock, knee, and coffin are most likely at risk of arthritis. The reasons why older horses are

Colitis is definitely one of the most dangerous diseases that can attack horses. This intestinal issue mostly harms adult horses with about 10 years old age, but foals about 2 years old can also be affected. It is such a very serious horse’s health issue that could be a life-threatening problem. The horse is one of the animals that have a high risk of getting affected by colitis. Its digestive system is complicated and fragile which make it easy to be harmed by certain disease. This harmful disease is defined as the inflammation that affects the lining of the horse’s

What is Ulcer treatment for horses? Well, ulcer or we may know as gastric is probably something common for a human. But have you ever imagine that this problem is also suffered by animals, including the horse? Yes, it probably sounds weird. However, there is a research that almost 60% of a horse has an experience related to the gastric problem. Before we talk about the treatment usually done for this disease, it is better to know at first what causes this problem. Just check them out.   The Causes of Gastric Ulcers in Horses       Of course, every

Many horse owners are curious about selenium, one of the most popular horse’s supplements. This nutrient is actually important for your horses, but it should be given in the right portion, or it will end up harming the horse. So what is actually selenium for the horse? What is the importance of it? What is the benefit of selenium for horses?   Selenium for Horses The Definition of Selenium Selenium works as the antioxidant in the horses’ body.  This is an essential trace mineral to guard the body’s cell membranes from free radicals. It works together with vitamin E, creating

Vaccines have become one of the most effective ways to prevent the number of harmful diseases for horses. For more than 75 years, your horses’ lives have been saved by this incredible ‘weapon’. It protects the body of horses by giving the ‘clue’ of bacteria, viruses, particular toxins, or other microorganisms to test the immune system in defending certain disease etiologies agents. When the vaccine is delivered to the horse’s body, it will be recognized as foreign antigens. The body will respond by multiplying the white blood cells rapidly. The B cells introduce the antibodies into the blood stream and neutralize the

OCD stands for osteochondritis dissecans, which simply described as progressively joint diseases. This is quite a dangerous and painful disease that can affect your horse. A survey stated that 5-25% of horses all around the world have the relatively high risk to have OCD, and it can happen to all of the horse breeds, no matter how much the price is. The faster and larger growing horse breed is the riskiest ones. Generally, the disease is the deficiency of endochondral ossification that leads to the disruption of the joint’s cartilage formation. In their words, the horse with OCD will have

Grazing muzzles for horses? You might have been considering whether or not you will take it for your horses, especially when it is so easy for them to get obese with only a few hours of grazing per day. Obesity can be dangerous for horses because it will lead to further problems such as insulin sensitivity as body fat mass increases. Not only that, over-grazing will cause serious health problems, such as crushing’s disease with many health complications, as well as insulin resistance, in which it becomes even harder for the horse to lose weight. Moreover, it can also result in laminitis,