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7 Facts About Strangles You Need to Know

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Recognized most for its signature symptom, strangles is a bacterial infection in horses similar to strep throat in humans. Are you familiar with how to spot less-obvious symptoms, treat, and prevent its spread?

A magnificent horse stands in the barn, patiently waiting to go out. Unlike with strep throat in people, strangles typically doesn’t require treatment so much as quarantine and vigilant cleaning of the surrounding environment to prevent the bacterial infection from spreading to other horses.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge: Intermittent Hematuria

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

History A 16-year-old pony gelding presented for evaluation of intermittent hematuria.  The pony was reported to be previously healthy and exhibited a normal appetite and water consumption at home.  The hematuria was first noted several… Read More

Cystoscopy with a large urolith partially immersed in a pool of urine

Clinical Case Challenge: More than Blepharospasm OS

Monday, February 4th, 2019

HISTORY: A 21-year-old Standardbred mare presented for a three- week history of discharge and blepharospasm OS. Previous treatment included topical triple antibiotic ointment and systemic minocycline with no improvement. The mare was previously healthy with… Read More

Equine Clinical Case challenge: Acute Neck Stiffness

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding used for eventing presented with acute neck stiffness after a fall. He was reluctant to actively bend the cranial aspect of his neck to either direction.