Joint & Physis Infections in Foals

May 2, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM During foaling season, owners may notice that a foal is lame and suspect that the foal just got stepped on by the mare. While this could be the cause of the […]

Umbilical Infections in Foals

April 30, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM The umbilical stump (navel) is the remnant of the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord contains large vessels (umbilical artery and vein), which transport blood between the fetus and the placenta within […]

Rhodococcus Infections in the Foal

March 21, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Rhodococcus pneumonia is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in foals one to four months of age. Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is the bacterial that causes an infection in […]

Mycoplasma in Backyard Poultry

March 15, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM Your neighbor has a beautiful healthy hen that you want. She graciously gives her to you. After being in your flock for a few weeks, you notice a decrease in the […]

Non-Infectious Diarrhea in the Adult Horse

July 19, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Diarrhea in the adult horse can be caused by infectious and non-infectious diseases. Last month we talked about infectious causes of diarrhea; this month we will focus on the common cause […]

Equine Strangles, Why all the pus?

March 8, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb Strangles, which is caused by Streptococcus equi ssp equi (S. equi) bacteria, is a disease commonly seen in horses. This bacterial infection frequently affects the upper respiratory tract, but can affect other […]

Lower Respiratory Tract Disease

August 15, 2016 0
By Lauren Lamb The lower respiratory tract of a horse consists of the lungs and the small tubes running throughout the lungs (bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli). The lungs’ primary function is to absorb oxygen from […]