Tag: disease

The Frustrations of White Line Disease

The term white line disease is actually a misnomer; the white line (the soft, fibrous inner layer of the hoof wall) itself is not affected. Rather, the infection takes hold in the area just in front of the epidermal laminae (the sensitive tissues that attach to the hoof wall and help suspend the coffin bone within the hoof capsule).

West Nile Virus (WNV) and Encephalitis a Threat in Texas

A few moments with your local veterinary practitioner in Robertson County can help protect horses, mules and donkeys against mosquito-borne diseases, advises Dr. Terry Conger, veterinarian and state epidemiologist for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the state’s livestock health regulatory agency.