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Rain Rot

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STEVE: Rain rot is another type of dermatitis and it’s mainly a bacterium that gets into the base of the hair follicles, creates an exudation and essentially creates an area where that hair follicle falls out. As we found, you … Continue reading

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Punctures

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STEVE: A puncture is obviously a penetrating wound that can go into any part of the muscle, body, and/or hoof. The bigger problem you have with punctures in the horse is the fact that they have a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Strangles

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STEVE: Strangles infection is caused by a bacteria known as Streptococcus equi. What it normally does in the typical case is that it is taken into the oral mucosa or inspired in, but typically it’s most likely taken in the … Continue reading

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