Reading Time: 5 minutes Equine protozoal myeloenencephalitis (EPM) in horses is a neurologic disease spread by a parasite, Sarcocystis neurona, that attacks a horse’s spinal cord and brain. Sarcocystis neurona can seriously damage the central nervous system, resulting in short- or long-term damage or even death if not caught and treated early.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Gastric ulcers affect 69% of horses, according to Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. But some horse breeds are particularly susceptible. For example, 93% of endurance horses and 70% of racehorses develop ulcers. If your horse has gastric ulcers or you suspect that they might have ulcers, then you’ll want to read our complete guide to gastric … Read more
Reading Time: 4 minutes While a horse passes its physical peak at about ten to fifteen years, a domestic horse can live between 25 to 33 years. This age is much older than most domesticated animals. In recent years, the oldest recorded age of a horse was 56 held by a horse named Sugar Puff, according to Oldest.org. Several factors … Read more