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

14 11, 2017

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

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

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 […]

26 10, 2017

Lacerations- When do you need to call the veterinarian?

By |October 26th, 2017|Ask A Vet, Blog, ER, First aid, Infections, Lameness|0 Comments|

 

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 […]

13 09, 2017

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and all it Entails

By |September 13th, 2017|Ask A Vet, Cushing's Disease, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Lameness, Laminitis, Nutrition, Preventative care|0 Comments|

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?

13 09, 2017

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

By |September 13th, 2017|Ask A Vet, Lameness, Pre Purchase Exams, Ultrasound|0 Comments|

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 […]

8 08, 2017

How and Why Does Acupuncture Work?

By |August 8th, 2017|Acupuncture, Ask A Vet|0 Comments|

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.
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    Chiropractic Case Study: 16 year old Quarter Horse with Arthritic Hocks

14 06, 2017

Chiropractic Case Study: 16 year old Quarter Horse with Arthritic Hocks

By |June 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Integration of traditional veterinary medicine with chiropractic and massage brings a willingness to work and comfort back to a horse with arthritic hocks.
11 04, 2017

Ultrasound Imaging and Horse Health

By |April 11th, 2017|Blog, Colic, Lameness, Reproduction, Ultrasound|0 Comments|

With the advent of small portable units, ultrasound imaging can be easily be done stall-side for diagnosis and treatment of issues from lameness to cardiac insufficiency. Learn more about the applications of ultrasound and why it's often our imaging modality of choice.
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    Management of the horse with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

14 03, 2017

Management of the horse with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

By |March 14th, 2017|Blog, Colic, EGUS|0 Comments|

If you've read Part 1 and Part 2 of our EGUS series, you now know how to recognize horses afflicted with EGUS and also the proven therapeutic methods used to treat such horses. This begs the question, how do we manage these ulcer patients?
15 02, 2017

So You Want to Breed Your Mare

By |February 15th, 2017|Blog, Reproduction|0 Comments|

Do you have a mare that you've considered breeding? Breeding season is almost here - find out what questions you should be asking before you start the process.
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    Common (Proven) Treatment Methods of horses with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

27 01, 2017

Common (Proven) Treatment Methods of horses with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

By |January 27th, 2017|Blog, EGUS|0 Comments|

Does your horse suffer from EGUS? There are a variety of treatment options you can consider.