Leptospirosis, transmitted both directly between animals and indirectly through their environment (commonly through exposure to infected urine), is a zoonotic disease that can afflict cattle, humans and other animals.
Most of us are familiar with tetanus, at least in name. Also referred to as lockjaw, this often fatal disease is characterized by extreme rigidity, muscle spasms brought on by an increased sensitivity to touch, movement or sound and respiratory distress. Horses afflicted with tetanus often adopt a "sawhorse" stance in which their legs are tightly extended.
You're ready to breed your mare, but is she ready to be bred? Horses have distinct, seasonal cycles for breeding and other considerations -- such as your horse's current health status and whether your new foal will age annually on Jan. 1 -- should be taken into account when determining her breeding schedule.
To your dog or cat, urine marking is a natural way to mark territory or show dominance in a household. This unpleasant practice doesn't have to ruin your floors forever -- there are many ways to eliminate this stinky problem.