As the warmer weather is starting to move in for summertime, so are those pesky mosquitos! Spring through Summer months are their peak season, but surprisingly, mosquitos can actually survive in temperatures close to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Healthy joint function is essential for all animals including horses. Joint inflammation can come on suddenly and may result in short or long-term arthritis. Joint inflammation usually stems from disruption of the structure of the joints.
Peripheral Artery Disease (commonly referred to as PAD) is a circulatory condition that narrows the peripheral arteries. In this particular scenario, peripheral means going away from the heart. So, arteries commonly affected are in the stomach, arms, head, with the most likely area being in the legs. When a person is suffering from PAD, these areas are not receiving enough blood flow.
Horses do not speak ‘human’, but truth be told, horses are great communicators.
Using their body language and behavior, horses instinctively show us their emotions: happy, angry, or sad, and it is our job to pay attention to what they are telling us, so that we can act accordingly.
Legg-Perthes, also commonly named Legg-Calve-Perthes, Coxa Plana, and Aseptic or Avascular Necrosis of the femoral head is a disease that causes lameness in the hip-joint in small dog breeds ranging from five-months old to one-year of age.
Steeplechase is an equestrian racing sport that consist of competing horseback through a long-distance race with fences and various obstacles. Originating in cross country races that took place in Ireland, horses would go from one church steeple to another, which is where the name “Steeplechase” came from.
Horses are extremely active animals. From racing and jumping to strategically controlling their movements through disciplines like dressage, they are likely to suffer from many different conditions involving swelling and inflammation in their bodies, especially in their legs. Curb is a rare condition that directly affects the hock and can result in severe lameness.
As our dogs get older, they become more prone to more health problems and conditions than when they were young pups. There are many causes of hind leg weakness in dogs and the exact cause is hard to discover, even for vets.