immunity

Equine Rhinitis A Virus A Threat To Yearlings

A Canadian study highlights the susceptibility of yearlings to Equine Rhinitis A Virus (ERVA) and the ability of the disease to spread. The study, lead by Dr. Tanya Rossi of the University of Guelph, shows that horses between the ages of 1 and 2 are very susceptible to the virus and that farms should put […]

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Is Rainrot A Sign Of Nutrition Imbalance In Equines?

Wet conditions and opportunistic bacteria combine to produce rainrot, also known as rain scald, a skin infection that can wreak mayhem on a horse’s coat. Once thought to be a sign of neglect, especially inadequate grooming, rainrot is caused by a specific pathogen taking advantage of a compromise in skin integrity, such as an abrasion. […]

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The Young Years: Nutrition From Birth To Two Years Of Age

A horse’s diet changes significantly from the time it’s born until it reaches physical maturity. For certain individuals, physical maturity does not occur till they are four, five, or even six years old. Beginning with a liquid diet and ending with a diet that invariably contains both forages and concentrates represents a significant spectrum. First […]

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