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West Nile Virus

This viral disease is named for the West Nile district of Uganda, where it was first isolated from a woman in 1937. Birds were recognized as carriers in 1953, and since then we have learned that mosquitoes can transmit the virus to numerous species. The disease primarily affects birds, equine species and humans, although it [...]

2018-06-19T00:34:14+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Large Animal|0 Comments

Equine Infectious Anemia

Most horse owners have heard of a Coggins test. Many have them performed as part of their horse’s annual wellness programs. What disease is this test looking for, and how important is it for your horse? EIAV is a highly contagious, potentially fatal disease of horses. Dr. Leroy Coggins was a veterinary researcher who developed [...]

2018-06-19T00:34:19+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Large Animal|0 Comments

Dental Care

Just as in human medicine, routine dental care is of extreme importance in the overall health of our horses. Horses are grazing animals, and their teeth have developed specifically for that purpose. Their front teeth (incisors) are designed to cut off forage, while their cheek teeth (molars and premolars) are made for chewing and grinding [...]

2018-06-19T00:34:23+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Large Animal|0 Comments