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Emerging Diseases

  • Equine Corona Virus
    • This is a contagious GI disease which previously only affected foals, but is now causing disease in adult horses.  We have had patients sickened by this virus and are keeping this in mind for any horse exhibiting fever, inappetence, and lethargy during the winter and spring.
    • Both the The Vermont Deptartment of Agriculture and  The Horse have created useful fact sheets for horse owners.

 

From the American Association of Equine Practitioners:

How To…

  • Check your horse’s vital signs
    • Video showing how to assess temperature, heart rate, respiration, digital pulses,  hydration, & blood pressure
    • See Emergency Chart above for a list of normal values
  • Body Condition Score (scale of 1-9)
    • Pages 1 & 2
    • Monitoring chart

Mosquito-borne Diseases

 

From Creature’s Corner News: