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    Ophthalmic Emergencies: When is a goopy eye more than just a mild irritation?

Ophthalmic Emergencies: When is a goopy eye more than just a mild irritation?

By Dr. Allison Hartman

As a prey species, horse evolved to have their eyes located on the side of their head to attain a wider field of vision.  While this helps them to better identify potential dangers (mountain lions, bikers, plastic grocery bags, etc) it also predisposes them to injuries specific to their eyes and […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Ask A Vet, Blog, ER, Ophthalmic|0 Comments|

Lacerations- When do you need to call the veterinarian?

 

By Dr. Shane Baird

As horse injuries go, cuts, scrapes, and bruises of all shapes and sizes are common – the challenge is learning when veterinary intervention is required.

Is There Joint Involvement?

One of the most critical factors for laceration severity is the location of the laceration.  A solid “rule” to keep in mind is that […]

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and all it Entails

By Dr. Allison Hartman

 

Laminitis has been a bane of horseman and farriers since the horse was first domesticated.  As our medical knowledge and diagnostic abilities have evolved, so has our understanding of the contributing factors of this disease process, including Equine Metabolic Syndrome.  Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a term that’s been thrown around the […]

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    The Pre- Purchase Exam- Should You have Radiographs or Ultrasounds Taken?

The Pre- Purchase Exam- Should You have Radiographs or Ultrasounds Taken?

By Dr. Shane Baird

After weeks of searching, you have finally found the right horse.  He’s everything you’ve ever wanted.    What now?

A veterinary pre-purchase exam should be the next thing on your mind!  At a minimum, an active and passive exam by an equine veterinarian should be performed prior to purchase, but what about additional […]

How and Why Does Acupuncture Work?

Does Acupuncture actually work? If so, how? Read this month's blog to get a primer on how and why acupuncture works in the body, and how it can help your horse.

Does Your Horse Suffer From EGUS?

Gastric Ulcers can cause various problems with our horses' health. What causes them, and how can you tell if your horse has them? Find out more in our December blog post.

Colic Series Part 3: Prevention

This is Part 3, and the conclusion of our Colic Series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here for a basic overview of equine GI anatomy, the difference between medical and surgical colic, and some colic causes.

 For what to expect financially from a colic episode, how to plan, and some […]

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    Colic Series Part 2: Planning, Costs, and Common Colics in Colorado

Colic Series Part 2: Planning, Costs, and Common Colics in Colorado

This is Part 2 of our Colic Series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here for a basic overview of equine GI anatomy, the difference between medical and surgical colic, and some colic causes.

 

Today, we’ll be talking about planning for colic, costs of colic treatment, and some of the more […]

By |December 28th, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Colic|0 Comments|

Colic Series Part 1: The Basics

Every horse owner will deal with colic eventually, whether a minor gas colic, or a major surgical case. Are you prepared? Learn more about this dreaded equine malady in our first installment of our colic series.
By |November 28th, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Colic, First aid|0 Comments|

What Happens When it’s Time to Say Goodbye?

Saying goodbye to our beloved equine companions and partners is a very difficult thing to contemplate, but knowing what to expect, and what decisions will need to be made, can make the process easier for us, and for our horses.
By |November 11th, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Euthanasia|0 Comments|