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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 […]

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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.
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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.
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Choke – What is it?

Choke in humans is often an obstruction of the trachea leading to a restriction in the air passage into the lungs. In horses, “choke” is an esophageal obstruction that's a serious condition but most of the time not an immediately life threatening one. That said, there are complications that can arise secondary to the choke, which can become life threatening.
By |September 23rd, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Choke, Senior Care|0 Comments|

Maintaining the Joints of Older Performance Horses

Catching joint changes early can be crucial to extending the career of your equine athlete. Read on for more information on maintaining the joints of your performance horse.