Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
The three most common gastrointestinal problems that are seen in the foal include colic, gastric ulcer disease and diarrhea. Though these are also common in the adult the foal has different specific etiologies and treatments.
Older horses can present with the same problems as the younger horse but there are a few specific problems that occur with age or worsen with age.
Aging is not a disease. It occurs in all organisms if they live long enough! Some definitions that are helpful when speaking about aging include life span, life expectancy, chronologic age, biologic age and demographic age.
Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis are recognized sequela to bacteremia/sepsis in the neonatal foal.
The neurologic examination of the foal has many similarities as that of the adult horse but there are some important differences.
Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, PPID, also known as equine pituitary adenoma, equine Cushings, and equine pituitary hyperplasia is the most common endocrinologic problem in horses.