Diseases

Does Your Horse Suffer From EGUS?

Gastric Ulcers can cause various problems with our horses' health. What causes them, and how can you tell if your horse has them? Find out more in our December blog post.
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    VS Update from State Veterinarian’s Office – 7/2/2015 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

VS Update from State Veterinarian’s Office – 7/2/2015 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

STATE VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties Tips for Livestock Owners and Veterinarians Horses on two Montrose and one Delta County premises tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. Colorado has become the fourth state in the country to have confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) […]

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    Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Equine Cushing’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Equine Cushing’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

Ever wonder what the difference is between Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushing's Disease? The symptoms can be similar, but a correct diagnosis means proper management of symptoms.

Is Your Barn Clean?

Particularly in light of the current VSV outbreak here in Colorado, we thought it a good time to remind everyone of proper disinfection and biosecurity for barns, horse farms, and hospitals. A critical component of disease prevention involves proper cleaning and disinfection practices!

Current Health Paper Requirements for Colorado State Fair

In light of the VSV outbreak, several of you have been asking about the health credential requirements for horses going to the Colorado State Fair. We've attached the PDF from the Colorado State Fair website so you can find it easily
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Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Information

We've been receiving many, many questions here at MVS about Vesicular Stomatits (VS) and the current situation here in Colorado regarding cases of VS. The state vet's office emailed us some information today and we're posting it here, along it with some helpful and informative links at the bottom of page for more information.
By |July 24th, 2014|Blog, Diseases|0 Comments|

Rabies: 100% Fatal and 100% Preventable

Rabies can affect any mammal, including horses. Read this month's blog posting for more information on symptoms and prevention of this 100% fatal disease.
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    Ask A Vet: Why are the vaccines we give in spring so important here in Colorado?

Ask A Vet: Why are the vaccines we give in spring so important here in Colorado?

Why do we give the vaccines that we give in the spring? Why are they necessary in Colorado? Does my horse really need them? Read on to find out...
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    Ask A Vet: Should I Still be Vaccinating for West Nile Virus?

Ask A Vet: Should I Still be Vaccinating for West Nile Virus?

Cases of West Nile are down in Colorado. Does this mean you can stop vaccinating for it? Read this month's Ask A Vet for the answer.

What is Scratches?

QUESTION: My Horse has one white sock, and this winter, she has developed “crusties” along the back side of her pasterns. She acts as though it hurts if I try to pick at the scabs. One of my friends called it “grease-heel” and another called it “scratches.” Can you please talk about the […]

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