Disease Investigation in Horses
Disease in horses can take many forms and subtle clinical signs (such as weight loss or a rough coat) may indicate that there is a problem.
The earlier in the course of disease that we begin our investigation, the better chance we have of getting the right diagnosis and thus the right treatment to prevent the progression of disease in horses.
Disease investigation begins with a thorough physical examination of the affected horse, either on your farm or at the clinic. We may need to do blood tests which are sent to an external laboratory for analysis.
Some common disease problems we see with horses include liver disease (often due to eating Paterson’s curse), respiratory disease, eye ulcers, teeth problems, equine Cushings and skin problems.