Liver Problems


Divers to Discuss Liver Disease During 2015 Milne Lecture

September 17, 2015

Thomas Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, AVECC, will furnish a game plan to identify and treat diseases of the equine liver.... Read More


Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More


Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More


Hay Tested After California Horses Become Ill

August 07, 2014

One professor believes the hay contained a naturally occurring chemical that made the horses photosensitive.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

July 21, 2014

Find out what researchers know and what they don't about the three recently described hepatitis viruses.... Read More


Equine Medicine/ Gastrointestinal Issues (AAEP 2011)

December 17, 2011

Choke, Lawsonia infection, and more topics were discussed during the AAEP's equine medicine/GI session.... Read More


Thoroughbred Champion Uncle Mo Retired

November 07, 2011

Mike Repole's Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old male who was scratched out of this year's Kentucky ... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Hepatic Lipidosis in Horses

September 12, 2011

Hepatic lipidosis (fat deposits in the liver) proves fatal for 40% and 80% of affected ponies and horses.... Read More


Liver Failure in Horses

July 28, 2011

Horses rarely experience liver failure, but when they do it's important to diagnose and treat them quickly.... Read More


Cholangiohepatitis in Horses

June 13, 2011

Early Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo was recently diagnosed with cholangiohepatits, a rare condition in... Read More


Uncle Mo to Begin Light Training Next Week

June 07, 2011

Uncle Mo continues to exhibit positive signs of improving health and is on target to resume light training in ... Read More


Australian Horse Deaths Under Investigation

December 05, 2010

According to a news story originally posted by British magazine Horse and Hound, the deaths of 40 horses--which occurred between March and June--residing on five different farms in Queensland, Australia, remain under investigation.... Read More


Targeted Diets Can Aid Horses with Liver Disease

October 29, 2010

The power of targeted equine nutrition programs is unquestionable. Take, for instance, the feeding management practices that almost entirely relieve horses of the crippling signs associated with tying-up. By reducing starch intake and filling ... Read More


Volcanic Ash and Equine Respiratory Health

April 16, 2010

Ash and gasses from volcano eruptions could pose breathing risks to anyone exposed, including horses.... Read More


Empty Leg and an Attitude?

November 01, 2009

Q:Please help. No matter who we talk to we can't seem to figure out what's going on with my daughter's 14-year-old American Saddlebred gelding. He is losing weight, but he is eating everything in sight, and... Read More


Protein Levels and Seizures?

November 01, 2008

I have a 37-year-old Welsh Mountain Pony mare who has been having seizures on and off for about two years. I ... Read More


Photosensitization in the Horse

July 01, 2005


Photosensitization is a serious skin condition characterized by "sunburned," crusty skin that dies and sloughs away. It is usually caused by a reaction to something the horse has eaten, but the skin problem does not appear until the... Read More


Safety of Comfrey

January 17, 2003

The following release was posted on the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) web site.

During the AAFCO Annual Meeting in August 2002, the Enforcement Strategy for Marketed Ingredients (ESMI) Working Group... Read More


Parasite in Horses: A Primer

May 01, 2001

Even at low concentrations, internal parasites have a less than ideal impact on your horse's health and well-being. Parasites steal nutrients from their host and can leave him undernourished and anemic. They can produce open sores and intense itching... Read More


Feeding Sick Horses

August 01, 2000

Feeding a healthy horse is one thing; most of us have a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't. But feeding a horse who's sick, injured, or recovering from surgery is another.... Read More


Feeding Older Horses: Cuisine For The Golden Years

May 01, 2000

Horses which have been correctly fed all their lives are far more likely to live to a ripe old age.... Read More


Health Concerns of Mules and Donkeys

November 01, 1998

Mules and donkeys are a lot like horses, to be sure, but in many ways, including some health concerns, they are most definitely different. First, we should have a basic understanding about what constitutes these unique four-footed creatures.... Read More


The Aging Equine

October 01, 1998

The average lifespan of a horse is said to be about 24 years; but as with humans, a horse's chronological age isn't always a good indicator of how old he really is. Some horses still are active at the age of 35, while others suffer significant signs ... Read More


Your Aging Horse is Only as Old as He Feels

February 01, 1997

So, rather than gauging a horse's age by years, Ralston recommends horse owners base an animal's retirement and/or health care management on the horse's physical fitness.... Read More