Laminitis. “An inflammatory condition that affects the sensitive laminae, the fingerlike projections that line the surface of the bones within the hoof.” (Crabbe, DVM pg 74). It’s the most common cause of lameness and disability of horses and ponies (www.laminitis.org) and most often attacks the forelimbs over the hind ones. Laminitis is thought to be the cause of a toxic type of condition in the bloodstream of horses. The toxin is thought to originate in various spots, sometimes in the respiratory tract, sinuses, kidneys, liver, and in the mares, the reproductive tract.
The horse may present with an elevated temperature being pyrexia. The affected limbs will be warm to the touch and if touched around the coronary band it may be hot. Also pain will be demonstrated by laying down for long periods of time, which is very unusual for a horse. Pain will also be d... ... middle of paper ... ... depending on the severity of the laminitis depends on how the shoeing should be done. One type of shoeing may work for one horse but the next horse it may not work for so communication is very important when trying to get a method of shoeing that will work for your horse’s case of laminitis.
Rain Rot Taylor Marie Carlson Globe University Rain rot is a severe skin infection in horses, but it is actually a normal inhabitant of the skin on horses. So why does this disease seem to be so serious? Although it lives naturally in the horses skin, rain rot can get very serious if it gets persistently damaged or wet. This can cause an infection to occur. Rain rot is also called rain scald or dermatophilosis.
Introduction Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a concern for those who handle horses, especially in the case of performance horses. Rhabdomyolysis is a disease affects the muscles, leading to muscle deterioration often after a period of prolonged exertion or exercise. ER will exhibit a variety of symptoms depending on the severity and the breed. Some horses will present with stiffness in gait, muscle soreness and general poor performance 1. Upon examination muscles will appear swollen and/ or hard.
Problem: Left-sided holodiastolic, murmur with point of maximal intensity over the left base. The murmur is decrescendo shaped. Differential diagnoses: The most likely diagnosis for the cardiac murmur in this horse is aortic insufficiency, as a result of degenerative changes to the aortic valve. In aortic insufficiency, the murmur heard is due to regurgitation through the defective aortic valve. Aortic insufficiency presents clinically with a holodiastolic decrescendo murmur, with maximal intensity over the aortic valve7, as is heard in this case.
The most common factors that may cause the pain associated with colic are spasms caused by contractions of the intestine wall, and distention from a buildup of fluid or ingesta that causes expansion of the intestine and ischemia of the GI tract because of dehydration . Past research studies reviewed colic cases examined by veterinarians on the farm, 46% were spasmodic colic, 29% were large intestine impactions, 11 % were undiagnosed, 8% were the result of inflammation of the small intestine and 6% were strangulating obstructions . Horses are hindgut fermenters, meaning bacteria help in digestion of roughage in the cecum and large intestine . The GI system of a horse measures around 100 feet. long and holds approximately 50 gallons of water and ingesta or food.
These tumors can hide anywhere on such a large animal. There are four typical types of lymphosarcoma in the horse. They are generalized (multi-centric), intestinal, mediastinal and cutaneous. The generalized form is most common. Tumors may be found throughout the entire lymph node system including internal and multiple peripheral nodes.
This drugs are commonly used when needed to control symptoms. -adrenoceptor agonists primary effect in asthma is to dilate the bronchi by a direct action on the -adrenoceptors of smooth muscle. They relax bronchial muscle whenever the spasmogens involved. They also restrict mediator delivery from mast cells and TNF- release from monocytes, and increase mucus clearance by an operation of cilia. Every use of drugs, will have the side or adverse effects.
Speediness, adrenaline, and the beauty of mind and body combine with a machine. Every racer lined up at the starting gate with their steel horses to achieve the desire of winning. These are some words that try to described what supercross is about, but is not even close to what really is. Over the years I have known people that don’t know anything about supercross; they believe that is an easy sport that just twists the throttle and hold on to the bike. For some, it might not even be consider as a sport because they believe that engines are not a sport.
People were attracted to Jousting because they would love to see how strong they were, how mentally and physically they were and how they would knock the other person down. Jousting was expensive and dangerous because you would get knocked down hard and get seriously injured. Jousting was played by 2 people riding on a horse. You would get judged by the following: 1 point for a touch, 5 points for a shot at the lance, and 10 points for knocking down your opponent. In Jousting, there is no defense.