That’s how horse lovers associated with Sunset Hill Farm described their emotions as five of their beloved animals succumbed to the Equine Herpes Virus since late January.
The most commonly diagnosed domestic carrier of rabies in the Midwest is cats; however, in Kansas, there has been a recent increase in cattle confirmed with rabies.
SAA is an inflammatory marker that the liver produces as part of the body’s response to inflammation.
“In my 60 years, I haven’t seen this here,” she said. “We’re at a loss right now trying to figure out where it came from.”
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).
There is a canine vaccine that many veterinarians use off-label for horses in Lyme-endemic areas.
Tapping the hoof wall in these cases creates a hollow sound, which is why some call WLD hollow hoof syndrome.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive deterioration of joint health with no known cure.
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.