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23 09, 2015

Choke – What is it?

By |September 23rd, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Choke, Senior Care|0 Comments|

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.
24 07, 2015

Wound Care – When Should you Call Your Veterinarian?

By |July 24th, 2015|Blog, First aid, Infections, Lameness|0 Comments|

With horses it's not a question of if they will injure themselves, but a question of when. Do you know the proper first aid to give your horse, whether the wound warrants veterinary care or not? (hint: it doesn't involve a hose). Read this months' blog post for more.
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    VS Update from State Veterinarian’s Office – 7/2/2015 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

3 07, 2015

VS Update from State Veterinarian’s Office – 7/2/2015 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

By |July 3rd, 2015|Blog, Diseases, Preventative care, Vesicular Stomatitis (VS)|0 Comments|

STATE VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties Tips for Livestock Owners and Veterinarians Horses on two Montrose and one Delta County premises tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. Colorado has become the fourth state in the country to have confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) […]

20 05, 2015

Equine Muscle Disorders – Beyond “Tying Up”

By |May 20th, 2015|Blog, ER, HYPP, Muscle Disorders, PSSM|0 Comments|

What's just run of the mill muscle soreness, and what's an indicator of a more serious muscle disorder? Read on for more information on the most common muscle disorders, and when you should call your vet.
23 04, 2015

Maintaining the Joints of Older Performance Horses

By |April 23rd, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Lameness, Preventative care|0 Comments|

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.
25 03, 2015

Does Your Young Horse Need a Dental Exam?

By |March 25th, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Equine Dental, Preventative care|0 Comments|

Many owners believe young horses don't need dental exams or floats as often as older horses, but young horses' teeth are actually changing rapidly until they are around 6 years of age, and there are several common dental conditions that can affect youngsters.
26 02, 2015

Equine Preventative Medicine

By |February 26th, 2015|Blog, Lameness, Nutrition, Preventative care|0 Comments|

It's hard to believe it amid the wintery weather we're having, but spring is almost here. And with spring comes a spring appointment with your vet. Read our blog posting for a run-down on all the preventative medicine you should be addressing to keep your horse in top shape.
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    What in the World is EOTRH, and How Does it Affect my Senior Horse?

29 01, 2015

What in the World is EOTRH, and How Does it Affect my Senior Horse?

By |January 29th, 2015|Ask A Vet, Blog, Equine Dental, Senior Care|0 Comments|

A common syndrome affecting senior horses, EOTRH can go unnoticed for months or even years. Could your horse have it? Find out more about EOTRH in our January Blog Posting.
9 12, 2014

Does My Horse Really Need Grain?

By |December 9th, 2014|Ask A Vet, Blog, Nutrition|0 Comments|

Most of us feed grain or pelleted feed to our horses, but are we doing it because they need it, or out of habit?
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    Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Equine Cushing’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

28 10, 2014

Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Equine Cushing’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

By |October 28th, 2014|Blog, Cushing's Disease, Diseases, Equine Metabolic Syndrome|0 Comments|

Ever wonder what the difference is between Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushing's Disease? The symptoms can be similar, but a correct diagnosis means proper management of symptoms.