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Horse diseases and methods of treatment

Horse diseases Horse diseases methods treatment

Horse diseases and methods of treatment, horses are characterized by strength and speed, but they suffer from many diseases that may be fatal sometimes, and horse breeders must pay attention to any signs that the horse is infected with the disease, and make sure that it undergoes the necessary vaccinations annually. Several diseases may affect horses if not previously vaccinated:


Inflammation of the nose and lungs


This respiratory disease is spread through viruses that are transmitted through coughing, sneezing, or contact with sick horses, and young horses are more susceptible to disease compared to adults, and its symptoms include coughing, fever, and runny nose, and it causes miscarriage in horses as well.




 If the horse is exposed to a deep injury, it becomes vulnerable to "tetanus" disease. Although this disease may affect humans, it is more dangerous in horses, and it may be fatal, and its symptoms include muscle spasms in the horse, and difficulty opening the jaw.




It is a respiratory infection caused by bacteria, and this disease is transmitted between horses, and young horses are more susceptible to infection with the disease, and tuberculosis is accompanied by heart and lung diseases, in addition to internal abscesses in the horse. Symptoms include "loss of appetite, fever, and runny nose", in addition to inflammation of the lymph nodes.




Horse flu is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory system, and its symptoms include loss of appetite, high temperature, runny nose and cough, and the mucus becomes white, and the virus of this disease spreads in the air through coughing or sneezing, and it may be transmitted through human clothes or hands.


Brain inflammation


This disease infects horses with a virus that causes brain damage and can be fatal. Its early symptoms include fever, drowsiness, and symptoms of depression.


A sick horse may do things like walk in circles or hit its head against a wall. The horse is paralyzed and may die after two and four days.




The rabies virus is transmitted in the saliva of another animal or person who is infected with it and infects the brain and nervous system. Its symptoms include depression, movement imbalance, unusual changes in the horse’s behavior, and paralysis as well.


Intestinal worms


There are worms in the intestines of all horses, and you should take medication to fight worms once a month in humid areas, and once every three months in desert areas, the increase in the number of worms in the horse's body can be fought by keeping the stables clean and keeping the compost away from their food.




Colic ranges from slight pain to very severe pain, and it is the main cause behind the death of horses. Repeated colic causes permanent damage to the horse’s digestive system, which sometimes leads to the rupture and death of the horse if it does not undergo a direct operation. Among the symptoms of this disease is “laying on the ground and striking the abdomen forcefully. , And sweating.


Hoof fever


This disease is caused by the horse eating a lot of grain or green grass without sufficient training, as toxic substances accumulate in the horse's hooves, the horse suffers when standing on his front hooves, and the front hoof temperature becomes high, to treat hoof fever.


And there are vaccines to avoid these diseases given to horses annually. Hoof fever: This disease is caused by the horse eating a lot of grain or green grass without sufficient training, as toxic substances accumulate in the horse's hooves.


The horse hurts when standing on its front hoof. The front hooves also get hot. For hoof fever, call a veterinarian immediately and discard any pills your horse may have eaten.

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