Posts Tagged "equine veterinarian"

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Lameness Lingo

Horses have been around for a long time. And they have been hurting themselves for a long time (shocking, I know). So there are some interesting terms that have developed over the years to describe these various ailments. Here are…

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Equine Cushing’s Syndrome

“Cushing’s syndrome” is one of the most commonly diagnosed metabolic disease in horses. It is also called “Equine Pars Intermedia Dysfunction” or “PPID.” A part of the brain, called the pituitary is affected. The pituitary gland is responsible for the…

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How to do a T-P-R

T-P-R Temperature, Pulse, Respiration By performing a simple and quick examination you can get loads of information about your horses physical state. This is a quick and easy exam that all horse owners should be familiar with The tools you…

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Horse Shoes for the Snow

When I moved “up north” from Florida I was totally clueless about how to manage my horses in the snow. I had a million questions, one of which was “What do I do about shoeing in the winter months?” I…

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A Horse’s Christmas List

This is not a list about the newest latest and greatest products for horses. The shiny new things are fun (and important) but your horse doesn’t care if you have the hottest new breeches or the spiffiest helmet. Chances are,…

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What Exactly Is Novobrace?

I bet you are wondering what exactly Novobrace is…. Novobrace is a new treatment for soft tissue injuries such as bowed tendons and suspensory ligament desmitis. Novobrace is different than any other treatment because it is a “cross-linking agent.” This…

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How to Manage a Horse with a Swollen Eye

Picture this: You head out to the barn after work, walk out to the field, reach around your horses head as you slide the halter on….and “GASP” it looks like he has been punched in the face!! His eye is…

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10 things your equine veterinarian secretly wishes they could tell you

I’ve seen a few of these articles around the internet, so I thought that it would be appropriate to make a list for horse owners. Here goes! We are not late because we decided to take a long lunch: Equine vets…

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Understanding Cancer in Horses

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, I thought that now would be a good time to discuss cancer in horses. Neoplasms in horses are relatively rare, affecting about 3% of horses. The majority of cancers affect the skin….

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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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