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What Horse Owners Should Know About Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

More than 50% of U.S. horses are exposed to the parasite that causes Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), which is considered the most prevalent cause of neurological disease in horses in the Americas. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team explains what you need to know about this condition so you can reduce your horse’s risk. Equine Protozoal [...]

Equine Uveitis

Many horses are affected by uveitis, which is a painful, inflammatory eye disease that can lead to blindness. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team commonly treats equine uveitis, and we provide information about this condition. What is equine uveitis? Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle eye layer between the sclera (i.e., the [...]

Lyme Disease in Horses

Lyme disease is prevalent in New York and can cause serious health issues for your horse. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team often treats horses affected by this tick-borne disease. We want you to understand equine Lyme disease, so we explain the disease and the measures you can take to decrease your horse’s risk. What is [...]

Common Camelid Health Problems

If you own camelids, you should be aware of health problems they may experience to ensure they receive appropriate care. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team provides information about common camelid health problems and explains how we address these conditions. Heat stress in camelids Llamas and alpacas evolved in the South American Andes’ high altitudes and [...]

4 Common Equine Dermatologic Tumors

Have you found a concerning lump or bump on your horse? Skin tumors are common in all equine breeds and ages, but the specific lesion must be identified so the appropriate treatment is provided. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team is therefore providing relevant information about four common equine dermatologic tumors and an explanation of how [...]

Importance of Regular Fecal Egg Counts

Fecal egg counts provide valuable information for determining and designing a parasite control program for horses, small ruminants, and cattle. They can help estimate an animal’s parasite load, demonstrate seasonal changes in pasture infection, determine a dewormer’s effectiveness, and evaluate animals’ genetic differences. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team explains what fecal egg counts involve and [...]

Copper Toxicity in Sheep

Sheep have a narrow safety margin between their copper requirements and toxic levels, which makes them highly susceptible to copper toxicity. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team offers information about this condition and explains how you can protect your flock. Copper metabolism in sheep Copper is a required mineral for all farm animals, including sheep. Copper [...]

Equine Navicular Syndrome

Navicular syndrome is a chronic, progressive condition that causes pain in the heel region and subsequent lameness in horses. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team knows that a navicular syndrome diagnosis is upsetting for horse owners, and we explain the condition and management strategies.  Equine navicular apparatus anatomy To understand navicular syndrome, you first must understand [...]

Antibiotic Stewardship Beef and Dairy Cattle

Ensure you have the right antibiotic for your animals when they need them. Antibiotics are a powerful tool for both animal and human health. They can be used to prevent and treat infections caused by bacteria. However, when antibiotics are used improperly, bacteria can become resistant or unresponsive. This is called antibiotic resistance (AMR). Antibiotics [...]

Mastitis in Cattle

Mastitis is one of the most common diseases affecting dairy cattle and results in significant economic losses for the global dairy industry every year. Our Leatherstocking Veterinary Services team knows the serious toll mastitis can take on a herd, so we offer information about this disease and explain prevention techniques. Mastitis basics Mastitis causes severe [...]

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