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!

Influenza and Rhinopneumonitis, Strangles and Potomac Horse Fever are three equine diseases that should be vaccinated against after a risk-benefit analysis.  Click here to read our article Risk-Based Vaccines and consult with your veterinarian on what is best for your horse.

Equine Medicine & Emergencies

A Pain in the Gut – Gastric Ulcers

Allergic Airway Disease

Anhidrosis, Non-Sweaters

Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance


Biosecurity Measures for Horses

Cantharadin Toxicosis aka Blister Beetle Poisoning

Castration Complications

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

Corneal Ulcers

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 Glaucoma

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Equine Sarcoids

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

Gastric Ulcers


Glaucoma and Your Horse

Guttural Pouch – An Often Overlooked Structure

Habronemiasis – aka Summer Sores


Hurricane Preparedness

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


Sand 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!

Navicular Disease

Osteoarthritis (OA)


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 Dentistry

Equine Health Certificates: What’s New?

Equine Choke

Equine Parasites

Equine Strangles

Equine Vaccination

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

Internal Parasites

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

Risk-Based Vaccines

Routine Vaccinations

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?