Veterinarians have a wide range of laboratory tests at their disposal for the detection of infectious diseases.
The expert discussed some recent studies that address the detection of silent carrier horses.
Clinical signs of gastrointestinal complaints in horses are manifold. They include colic, diarrhoea, constipation or flatulence.
Hepatic diseases are quite common in equids. In addition to poisonous plants, toxins, parasitoses and neoplasms, they can also be caused by bacterial or viral infectious agents.
Strangles is caused by the gram-positive, β-haemolytic bacterium Streptococcus equi subspecies equi.
The work-up of equine respiratory diseases is based on anamnesis, clinical examination, endoscopic findings and pulmonary function tests...
Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are an important component of blood coagulation.
The nomenclature of equine respiratory diseases has recently been revised.
Summer eczema is the most common itchy skin disease in horses.
As veterinarians, we are aware of the importance of emerging viral diseases. Especially, when spread rapidly and therapeutic options are limited.
The horse’s digestive system is designed for the best possible utilisation of plant food. Digestion already begins with grinding the feed in the mouth and mixing it with saliva.
In veterinary medicine, too, non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches have become increasingly important in recent years
Before or at the beginning of the breeding season, special attention is paid to mares that were not in foal or aborted in the past year.
During the breeding season, the breeding suitability of all mares intended for breeding must be assessed.