20 Feb 2012

Most common ailments that your horse may have

The animal lovers has always been concerned with protecting, caring, loving and feeding your pets. One such care is to be aware of the possible diseases that may arise and prevent those that can be avoided. Meet some of the most common equine diseases, how to identify, prevent and treat.
The most common of all is the Tetanus. To find out if your horse is suffering from this disease to be aware that symptoms can appear suddenly, such as locomotion difficult, nostrils dilated, local or generalized stiffness, eyes out of orbit, ears rise up and close together and more. If he has any of these symptoms seek any apparent injury. Make sure that the veterinarian collecting the material needed for examinations of the wound. Please follow medical guidelines, giving the necessary medications and avoiding exposure to sunlight the animal while being treated. Avoid exposure to rain and the noise, so that he recovers soon.
The equine adenitis, known as strangles or strangles, because the animal runny nose and cough. The pharyngeal glands, sublingual and jaw are swollen. Breathing becomes difficult and may even cause choking the animal. Immediately call your veterinarian for a thorough examination, take the medicines needed during the time it is requested. Clean and disinfect the pens where the animals sleep, as well as boxes, troughs, troughs and other local access shared with other animals. Keep the sick horse, apart from the others until his full recovery and vaccinate to prevent all others. If you have any other animal suspected of being infected, keep them under observation and seek medical attention.

Animals that live in colder cities may be at risk of contracting Gasterofilose. To find out if your horse is suffering from this evil be aware of the excessive itching on the lips. They also exhibit a progressive weight loss, for his tongue and teeth are attacked and hinder feeding. Animals also suffer violent colic, anemia and weakness. In more severe hemorrhage occur. Properly clean the site and remove any evidence of flies. They are responsible for the transmission of the disease. Seek emergency veterinarian for checkups and treatment.
The worms are another common problem in horses. Be aware of any symptoms differently and remember always vermifugar where they are and the animal itself. Symptoms vary from worms to worms, but some are common among them: blood in stool, weight loss and colic. If suspected, immediately call the vet to start treatment. Remember to keep the environment clean and their horses always vaccinated and wormed. Having this carefully you can, and will prevent many diseases. Do not forget that you know more than anyone else, then change his behavior somehow do not think twice, immediately call the vet for a check-up. Better safe than sorry, right?

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