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CONDITION HORSE Abnormal Incisor Wear in Horses

Abnormal incisor wear in horses is the uneven shaping of the front teeth, due to excessive or insufficient grinding of the chewing surface.

· 4 min read
CONDITION HORSE Abnormal Molar Wear in Horses

Abnormal molar wear in horses involves uneven grinding of the rear teeth.

· 5 min read
CONDITION HORSE Adrenal Gland Cancer (Pheochromocytoma) in Horses

Adrenal gland cancer (pheochromocytoma; PCC) in horses is a rare form of tumor that arises from the adrenal medulla.

· 3 min read
CONDITION HORSE Aflatoxicosis in Horses

Aflatoxins are a group of fungal toxins produced by *Aspergillus* fungi, which grows on a number of feed crops, such as corn, peanuts, and soybeans. 

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CONDITION HORSE African Horse Sickness

African horse sickness (AHS) is a highly fatal disease endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.

· 4 min read
CONDITION HORSE Allergies in Horses

Allergies in horses occur when the immune system responds excessively to an allergen, such as mold, pollen, or dust. In horses, the main symptom of allergies is hives on the skin, which may be extremely itchy.

· 5 min read
CONDITION HORSE Alsike Clover Poisoning in Horses

Alsike clover toxicosis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused in horses by the ingestion of the Alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum). Ingestion of Trifolium hybridum can cause two syndromes: liver failure and dew poisoning (Photosensitivity)

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CONDITION HORSE Anaplasmosis in Horses

Anaplasmosis is an infectious, tick-borne disease that affects horses caused by the bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

· 4 min read
CONDITION HORSE Angular Limb Deformity in Horses

Angular limb deformities (ALD) in foals are deformities of the limbs where the leg is not straight when viewed from the front or behind. This is usually due to one or more joints deviating inward or outward on the affected limb.

· 4 min read
CONDITION HORSE Anterior (Proximal) Enteritis in Horses

Anterior enteritis (AE), also known as proximal enteritis, is inflammation of the first two parts of the small intestine - the duodenum and the jejunum. The cause of AE in horses is suspected to be clostridial infection, although currently causes are not completely understood.

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CONDITION HORSE Anthrax in Horses

Anthrax in horses is a rare disease caused by infection with the spore forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. The disease results following spread of the bacteria throughout the body, and subsequent production of a deadly toxin.

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CONDITION HORSE Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) in Horses

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease resulting in damage to the joint cartilage and underlying bone. Arthritic damage causes significant pain, and typically results in lameness, limited mobility, joint swelling, and poor performance.

· 5 min read
CONDITION HORSE Ascarid Infections in Horses

Ascariasis is a roundworm infection common in horses, especially foals, young horses, and immunocompromised animals.

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CONDITION HORSE Aspiration Pneumonia in Horses

Aspiration pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by inhalation of a foreign substance. It is more common in foals, but can be seen in horses of any age. 

· 4 min read
CONDITION HORSE Atheroma of the False Nostril in Horses

Atheromas of the false nostril in horses are non-painful masses that develop into soft to firm mass on the side of the face. It is a congenital condition that becomes more apparent in adulthood as the mass grows.

· 3 min read
CONDITION HORSE Atrial Fibrillation in Horses

Atrial fibrillation in horses is a cardiac arrhythmia where the atria (top of the heart) beat rapidly and out of synchronization with the rest of the heart. Causes of atrial fibrillation include heart disease, electrolyte imbalances, and colic.

· 5 min read
CONDITION HORSE Aural Plaques in Horses

Aural plaques in horses are white, round, raised lesions on the inside of the ear caused by a papillomavirus (warts) infection.

· 3 min read