Category: Specific Conditions

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Equine Tick-Borne Diseases

The following post was a team effort, written by myself and Shelly Black, author of Healthy Horse Holistic Handbook. Ticks are on the rise worldwide, bringing with them an increase in tick-borne diseases. In...

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Bartonella Infection in Horses

If you haven’t heard of bartonella, you’re definitely not alone. I recently learned about this type of bacteria which can infect not only horses, but also cats, dogs, cattle, humans, and several other mammals. But...

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Headshaking

I have a mare named Lee Lee who has a few odd tendencies–I don’t ride her anymore (thanks to a suspensory ligament injury), but when I did, she would often sling her head up...

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(Not So) Sweet Itch

Every year, I get a handful of e-mails regarding Sweet Itch–a condition which actually goes by a variety names including pruritus, culicoide sensitivity, Queensland Itch, Summer Itch, or Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD). No matter...