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Cutaneous Habronemiasis or ‘Summer Sores’

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, May 04, 2020
Cutaneous Habronemiasis or ‘Summer Sores’

Cutaneous Habronemiasis or ‘Summer Sores’ are currently prevalent in our horse population due to the recent rain and the humid conditions of Summer and Autumn. These lesions develop in wounds or m ..

Psittacosis

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Psittacosis

Chlamydia psittaci is a bacterium carried by birds. It can cause a respiratory disease in people called Psittacosis and has also been linked to abortion in mares. Since the 2015 Stud Seas ..

Caterpillars and Abortions

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, May 16, 2016
Caterpillars and Abortions

Studies at the University of Queensland and field research at the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre have demonstrated that exposure to hairy Processionary Caterpillars or their nest material ca ..