Lyme disease is a worldwide illnedd that appears frequently in the chronic form in horses. It is now the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the US and Europe and is found in Asia and Australia. It should be considered as part of a rule-out list when a diagnosis is not clear.
An integrative approach using a sensible combination of herbs, nutrients, and probiotics returns most of the horses to complete health. Antibiotic therapy is useful in early cases, but has less use in chronic cases or those that have been repeatedly treated with antibiotics. Ongoing management of stress and the immune system is important to maintain long term performance. Each horses’ response to stress is different, so it's important to identify the individuals’ need for support. Join Dr Joyce Harman to learn how to manage this challenging but treatable disease.