Brandon Equine Medical Center believes that a well-informed horse owner leads to healthier horses. Our extensive library of publications, written by Brandon Equine veterinarians, covers a wide variety of horse health topics from wellness care to disaster preparedness. New articles are added monthly so bookmark this page for easy access to important horse health information!
Our article What to Do Until the Vet Arrives has information and tips on administering first aid while waiting for your veterinarian to arrive. Also check out our Hurricane Preparedness article for help on what you need to consider as a storm approaches.
Equine Medicine & Emergencies
A Pain in the Gut – Gastric Ulcers
Allergic Airway Disease
Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance
Biosecurity Measures for Horses
Cantharadin Toxicosis aka Blister Beetle Poisoning
Choke, the Horse Owner’s Guide
Colic in Your Horse
Common Oral Antibiotics for Horses
Common Summer Eye Disorders of the Horse
Conjunctivitis and your horse
Considerations When Breeding Your Mare
Corneal Fungal Infections in Your Horse
Coronavirus: An Emerging Disease in Adult Horses
Cryptorchidism (Retained Testicle)
Dermatophilosis – aka Rain Rot
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Horse Owners
Equine Cushing Disease Parts 1 & 2
Equine Cushings Disease (Pars Pituitary Inermedia Dysfunction)
Equine Eosinophiic Collagenolytic Granulomas “Nodular Necrobiosis”
Equine Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
Equine Recurrent Uveitis
Equine Stifle (The) – The Importance of Diagnostic Imaging
Equine Vision – What Does Your Horse See?
The Eyes Have It
First Aid for Lacrations and Puncture Wounds
Florida Leeches – Pythiosis
Foaling and Foal Care
Foaling Emergencies…What to Look For
Glaucoma and Your Horse
Guttural Pouch – An Often Overlooked Structure
Habronemiasis – aka Summer Sores
Laminitis in Horses
Lumps and Bumps on Your Horse
Making Strides with Sarcoid Treatment
My Horse’s Blood: What Are You Looking At?
One-Two-Three’s of Foaling (The)
Paranasal Sinus Disease
Peripartum Asphyxia Syndrome (Dummy Foal)
Pigeon Fever: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
PSSM1 and PSSM 2, Tying Up and What It May Mean for Your Horse
Rhodococcus Equi Infections
Risk Factors for Colic
Searching for Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Should I Call the Vet? What Do I Do While I Am Waiting For Her!?!
What’s Creeping Through Your Pasture?
What to Do Until the Vet Arrives
Wounds – Location, Location, Location
Lameness & Sports Medicine
Alternative Therapies for Injuries in Horses
Angular Limb Deformity
Arthroscopic Surgery for Equine Joint Conditions
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Medicaton Detection Times in the Equine Athlete
My Feet Are Wet!
Peek Inside the Equine Foot: The Value of Digital Radiography for Hoof Balance
Progressive Therapies for Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Equine Athlete
Regenerative Medicine: Part 1
Regenerative Medicine: Part 2, Platelet-Rich Plasma and Extra Cellular Matrix
Shivers versus Stringhalt
Shoeing the Horse with Tendon or Ligament Injury
Wellness & Preventative Medicine
Acupuncture As An Alternative
Anhidrosis in Horses, How to Keep Your Horse Sweating & Keep You in the Saddle!
Basics of Equine Nutrition
Bots – Just What Are They?
Core Strength: Demystifying Your Horse’s Fight Against WNV, EEE, and Rabies
Don’t Sweat It – Equine Anhidrosis
Easy Keepers: Managing Overweight Horses and Ponies
EHV-1 Dissease Overview and Outbreak Update
Equine Health Certificates: What’s New?
Feelin’ the Burn
Fostering the Farrier-Veterinarian Relationship: Opening Doors to Communication
Hay Is For Horses, But What Kind?
Heat Stress in the Horse
Horses Teeth and What They Tell You
How To Prevent and Detect Illness: Horse Show Edition
Is Your Horse on a Good Wellness Plan?
Keeping your Horse Healthy in Summer Months
My Journey With Acupuncture
Obesity in Horses
Parasitic Anthelmintic Resistance
Preparedness for the Trail
Prepurchase Exams–Why Should I Get One?
Raising a Healthy Foal from Birth to Weanling
Taking the Guesswork Out of Nutrition
‘Tell a Gelding, and Ask A Mare’…When Mares Behave Like Bears
Want Not, Rain Rot
Water. Plain and Simple
West Nile Virus Encephalitis
What is a Coggins Test?
Why Does My Horse Need to See a Dentist?