liver disease

Painful Parody: Plethora Of Other Issues Can Mimic Colic Symptoms

The signs of colic are well-known to many horse owners: abdominal discomfort shown by pawing, kicking at the belly, repeatedly rolling, sweating and increased heart and respiration rate. While these symptoms are all rightfully red flags, they are not only signs of abdominal distress; they may also be signs of pain in almost any other […]

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Newly Discovered Equine Parvovirus Can Cause Serious Liver Disease

A new parvovirus has been identified in horses that can cause life-threatening liver disease. A horse in Nebraska contracted equine serum hepatitis (liver disease), also called Theiler’s disease, after having an equine-derived tetanus antitoxin administered. He died 65 days after treatment, reports HorseTalk. Dr. Thomas Divers and colleagues identified the unknown parvovirus in the liver […]

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