Indiana horse health concerns affect individual owners, boarding barn and breeders.Equine Herpes Virus is highly infectious. EHV-1,EHV-3 and EHV-4 pose the highest risk in the US and can cause neurologic, respiratory, abortion, neonatal death and venereal disease. The best practice for prevention is vaccination (if available), good hygiene, biosecurity and education. Your equine vet or university can aid you in knowledge and best practices.
Are you a breeding barn in Indiana that is considering genetic testing for the horse health care of future foals? Some tests available are Warmblood fragile foal syndrome, squamous cell carcinoma,Equine neuroaxonal dystrophy (similar to Wobbler Syndrome) and Type 1 polysaccharide storage myopathy (a form of tying up. Making informed breeding decisions can help create the best outcomes.