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Steve Reed, DVM Dipl. ACVIM, and shareholder at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Rood & Riddle Q&A on equine narcolepsy

Shortly after Carin Brown brought her mare Hermosa Valor home, she started noticing mysterious wounds appearing on the mare’s front legs. But as soon as they began to heal, the pretty mare would somehow cut them open again. Then, on a day filled with anticipation and hope for a possible ribbon at  the dressage championship for Pony Club, Brown watched with shock as Hermosa Valor her completely collapsed to the stall floor, then seemed to become startled, and scampered back to her feet. Brown’s local veterinarian was called and a short time later, and the 18-year-old year old ex-racehorse was […]