These pages contain important information on common or topical conditions of horses.

Coughs and colds

Viral respiratory disease is a major cause of poor performance in horses.  Most equine coughs and colds in New Zealand are caused by viral respiratory infections, of which the most common is equine herpes virus.  Read more


Horses and tetanus

Tetanus is caused by Clostridial bugs that are present everywhere in the soil and many animals (sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, alpacas etc) are often routinely vaccinated to protect them from it.  Read more


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