Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Equine grass sickness Owner Factsheet

Grass sickness affects the horses nervous system and is often fatal. The disease occurs almost exclusively in horses with access to grass but the cause is unknown. Until the cause is known, it is difficult to give sound advice regarding prevention, however, the more you know about the disease, the better your chances of preventing it occurring are.

What is grass sickness?

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What causes grass sickness?

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What makes my horse prone to the disease?

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How do I know if my horse has grass sickness?

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How can my vet tell if my horse has grass sickness?

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Can my horse be treated for grass sickness?

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What will happen to my horse if it gets grass sickness?

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How can I prevent my horse from getting grass sickness?

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Do other animals get grass sickness?

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Where can I find out more about grass sickness?

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