A Vet’s View: Protecting against equine herpesvirus 1

The horse industry has once again been confronted with a high profile quarantine caused by neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1). This frightening and frequently deadly disease is caused by a virus that normally causes respiratory disease or abortion. A mutation of the disease, however, can cause neurologic disease in horses that results in weakness, incoordination, […]

Winter skin disease in horses

It seems like just last week we were outside in short sleeves enjoying beautiful autumn days, but winter will soon rear its sometimes-ugly head in the Northern Hemisphere. With the cold season comes the host of winter dermatologic problems affecting our horses. The increased rainfall (for those not in the crisp, snowy northern U.S.), decreased […]