Deer Tick

Ask the Equine Vet: All About Lyme Disease in Horses

Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, is maintained in a complex life cycle of small wild mammals and immature stages of the black legged tick, Ixodes scapularis (formerly called Ixodes dammini) and Ixodes pacificus. Larval and nymphal stages of the tick acquire the organism when they feed on infected mice. Adult ticks feed…

Centaur Crochet Horse Ear Net

Battle of the Bugs

Spring is here, which means that the bugs will be back too. Those pesky flies have bothered humans and their horses since the beginning of time. Luckily, there are measures that you can take to keep the bugs at bay. Fly Masks A great way to keep flies off of your horse’s face and out…

Dentist with Horse

Ask the Equine Vet: Dental Care for Horses

Dental care is critical for the health and wellbeing of your horse. Horses prehend and chew their food with their teeth, turning fibrous grasses into digestible calories and energy sources. When something goes wrong with your horse’s dentition, severe medical problems can arise. Horses are obligate herbivores. Their diet consists entirely of plant materials, in…