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Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a common neurologic disease in horses.

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Equine Vaccination Recommendations

Many serious equine diseases can be prevented or better controlled through vaccination.

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Equine Wellness

The goal of equine wellness care is to help prevent health problems or detect them early, when they are most treatable.

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Estimating Your Horse’s Age by Checking His or Her Teeth

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Fecal Analysis

A fecal analysis is a test that examines your pet’s stool to detect intestinal parasites, including worms (hookworms, roundworms, whipworms) and other organisms (coccidia, Giardia). It can also detect other abnormalities, such as increased numbers of bacteria in the stool. If your pet develops diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss (clinical signs frequently associated with parasites), your veterinarian may want to perform a fecal analysis to help determine if parasites are part of the problem. However, some pets have intestinal parasites without any obvious clinical signs, so your veterinarian may recommend performing a fecal analysis during your pet’s regular wellness examination visits.

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