Strangles is one of the oldest infectious diseases described in horses. It is an upper respiratory infection of lymph nodes with the bacteria Streptococcus equi subspecies equi. Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis are two other types of Streptococcus found in horses. Strep zoo is commonly found in all horses including those [+] Read More

Infectious Lameness in Foals

Injury to the musculoskeletal system is a regularly encountered crisis in foals that can be recognized immediately after birth or at any time during development.  The foals’ immature immune system along with their fragile musculoskeletal unit will produce varying degrees of lameness when either is compromised. This article by our very own John Janicek, DVM, MS, [+] Read More

Respiratory Issues: How to Best Control Inflammation in the Lungs

The equine lungs and chest are designed to bring oxygen into the bloodstream and to release heat and carbon dioxide. This article by our very own Dr. Ben Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC will focus exclusively on how being tuned in to your horse’s respiratory health can help you know when the lungs are not functioning at their peak. [+] Read More

Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy

Identification of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) (neurological form of herpes virus infection) occurs across the country every year. Occasionally clusters or outbreaks are identified. The most concerning outbreaks for the horse industry are those which occur in large shows with horses from many states and/or countries, as there is the potential for a small cluster [+] Read More

Meet Dr. Ben Buchanan

You could say that Dr. Ben Buchanan was born into the world of veterinary medicine. As a kid, he spent his time scrubbing floors, cleaning stalls, and mowing the lawn at his father’s practice. But Dr. Ben was also an outlier in the world of horses. He didn’t show horses growing up, as we so [+] Read More