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29 Apr Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics – What is the difference?

Probiotics are live “good” microorganisms, such as bacteria and yeast. Classic examples of probiotics are the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii and bacteria in the Lactobacillus and Bifobacterium families (e.g., Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is found in some yogurts). In horse supplements, common probiotics include Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus...

19 Apr Gastric Ulcers

An ulcer is an area of damaged and eroded tissue that leaves behind a painful loose of protective tissue. Gastric and duodenal (the first portion of the small intestine) ulcers, are very common. Veterinarians have adopted the term “equine gastric ulcer syndrome” (EGUS) to describe...

15 Apr Thrush

Thrush is a common anaerobic bacterial infection of the horse’s hoof tissue characterized by a black, necrotic (dead), foul-smelling material. Thrush typically affects the central frog or grooves adjacent to and in the middle the frog (collateral sulci). However, severe cases thrush can also invade...

29 Feb West Nile Who and When to vaccinate

Protection against West Nile induced encephalomyelitis requires attention to insect control and an effective vaccination program. There are four USDA licensed vaccines for horses. Two inactivated vaccines, a nonreplicating canary pox-vectored vaccine and an inactivated flavivirus chimeric vaccine. The following four USDA inactivated WNV vaccines are...

26 Feb Equine Vaccination Recommendations

AAEP Vaccine Guidelines – http://www.aaep.org/info/guidelines-48 CORE VACCINES RISK BASED VACCINES Eastern Encephalomyelitis Anthrax Western Encephalomyelitis Botulism Venezuelan Encephalomyelitis Equine herpesvirus (EHV -1 & 4) Tetanus Equine viral arteritis Rabies Equine Influenza Potomac horse fever Rotavirus/rotaviral diarrhea Streptococcus equi – equi (strangles) Young Horse Vaccination 1. American Association of Equine Practitioners core vaccine protocol starting at 4 to 6 months...

23 Feb Equine Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushings Syndrome has many “names” --pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), hyperadrenocorticism, ECD (equine Cushing's disease), and, most commonly, Cushing's syndrome. Classically, this ailment occurs in geriatric horses however Cushings can be diagnosed in horses less than ten years old. Why is this medical condition becoming...

27 Dec Equine Sarcoids

Equine sarcoids are a very common locally invasive fibroblastic skin tumor. There are six distinct sarcoids that are classified according to their appearance and clinical behavior. Occult – this sarcoid is flat, no hair (alopecia) and may have mild scaling. Nodular – firm, well defined...

16 Dec USEF Equine Vaccination Rule

RELEASE: November 12, 2015 AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: USEF Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – In January, the USEF Board of Directors approved an addition to the rule book, which outlines equine vaccination requirements at licensed competitions. Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a Federation- licensed competition...