animal health

Written and reviewed by board-certified veterinarians, find animal care advice and information for companion, exotic, equine, and livestock animals.

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How to prevent colic in horses: Avoiding a pain in the side

Preventing colic in horses starts with understanding what causes equine colic, then making adjustments to your horse’s dietary routine, introducing probiotics and prebiotics, avoiding equine obesity and parasites, and keeping up with regular dental care.

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How to give a cat a pill

Learn how to give a cat a pill, including which approach best suits your cat, and some tips and tricks for making giving your cat a pill a little bit easier.

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Caring for your old horse’s teeth

Routine equine dental exams are the best way to care for your old horse’s teeth and prevent periodontal disease.

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What happens if a dog eats chocolate?

Chocolate is bad for dogs because it contains caffeine and theobromine. If a dog eats chocolate, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures, panting, weakness, and increased heart rate.

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Do horses get allergies?

Just like humans, cats, and dogs, horses can also suffer from allergies. Allergic reactions can occur in response to insects, medications, food, and environmental factors. An allergic reaction can look like a breakout of hives, rashes, itching, and/or hair loss. If your horse is allergic to something that was inhaled, your horse may start coughing, […]

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Fall vaccines and deworming

Fall is a good time to add equine vaccination and deworming to your to-do list. Our Equine Field Service’s equine vaccination guidelines can help horse owners determine which vaccination schedule is right for their horse. Core horse vaccines Ideally, all horses in a herd should be on the same vaccination and deworming schedule. This helps […]

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Vesicular stomatitis in horses

Vesicular stomatitis is a viral infection that can cause disease in a broad range of animals, primarily horses, cattle, and pigs.

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