Equine ATYPICAL MYOPATHY (Myopathie Atypique in French) is a frequently fatal condition affecting grazing horses in autumn and/or spring. The clinical signs of this myopathy seem to appear after typical climatic conditions with global warming also being blamed for the increase in cases recently.
At the beginning of December there were 300 reported cases in Europe, over 80 of these being within...
Last month we reported about the outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia in the Vars region of France - see here.
Sadly, 11 horses who tested positive to EIA have now been euthanased. Read report here.
Another 3 horses this week have tested positive and will have to be euthanased, bringing the total to 14 horses.
The virus that causes equine infectious anemia is transmitted by biting insects such...
Posted by Kathryn on Dec 14, 2008 in Donkeys, Horses, Welfare | 0 comments
As many of you may now be thinking of stabling your equines and also feeding hay, COPD may well be rearing it’s ugly head.
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, commonly known as ‘heaves’ , Recurrent Airway Obstruction(RAO) or referred to a lot in France as ‘emphysema’.
This respiratory disease affects many equines and the severity can vary from...
Piroplasmosis is not a disease that many people from the UK have ever heard of or worry about. Two members of ERF, who live in France, have unfortunately had their horses fall victim to this dreadful disease and with their kind help and permission we have published this article to help you all be aware and vigilant of this potentially life threatening illness. Spotting the symptoms quickly...