Anaplasmosis — Canada
A Yarmouth, N.S. horse owner wants others to know about anaplasma, a tick-borne disease her horse, Sloane, contracted before Halloween.
“If you see swollen legs on your horse, it means something; do something,” said Sarah LeBlanc, Sloane’s owner.
Anaplasma causes serious fevers, loss of appetite and swollen and painful limbs. If a fever is left untreated, it can lead to other complications like laminitis, which can damage a horse’s hooves. Anaplasma is rarely fatal and usually responds