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Horses: The West Nile Virus, Horse Wormers, Lameness, and Horse Ulcers

Of course you know that horses are beautiful, sensitive creatures, but did you know how sensitive? Between 60-90% of foals and stalled weanlings and over 60% of performance horses have ulcers. Fortunately, dietary changes along with specific medications can treat or prevent ulcers. Horses also need to be protected from West Nile Virus, and every horse needs a deworming schedule.

The West Nile Virus
Horse Wormers and how and when to deworm your horse
The Lame Horse
Horse ulcers: stomach ulcers, gastric ulcers, peptic ulcers
List of horse medications and supplements

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  Horse Facts:

  • West Nile Virus (WNV) is carried by mosquitoes.
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) kills 1/3 of the horses it infects.
  • Horse lameness problems typically occur in the foot.
  • Stress, high carbohydrate diets, being fed twice a day rather than being allowed to graze and physical activity are factors that contribute to the development of ulcers.
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