Archive for September, 2014


Is your horse in pain? Understanding equine pain behavior.

Interpreting pain in horses is often very challenging. After all, we are humans and we communicate between each other using formal languages using words with well understood connotations. But, we do not speak “horse.” As I have discussed in a previous post, horses…

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In case of emergency: What should be in your barn emergency kit

If you spend enough time around horses, you are bound to experience some form of catastrophe.  It is because of the constant plight of the equine to try and injure themselves in the most unique inopportune way that an emergency…

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4-H Equine to Equine Surgery Resident: Meet Molly Bellefeuille, DVM, MS

Dr. Molly Bellefeuille’s desire to focus on equine started at an early age with 4-H equine programs.  She also enjoyed showing performance quarter horses during her youth which bolstered her interests in horses even more.  Those experiences encouraged her to pursue her goal of…

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Understanding Equine Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis in horses is a progressive, degenerative disease, or a “wear and tear” injury that typically affects older horses.  In other words, what is happening is slow breakdown of the articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is very important…

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Mission Impossible: Keeping a Horse Sound

Horses have a special knack for injuring themselves…and it always seems to happen at the most inopportune time. I think that they do it on purpose right before a show, the night before a pre-purchase exam, or while you are…

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