November 10, 2020
112. Winter Water Consumption & Impaction Colic
While there are several different types of colic, impaction colic is the type most often seen during winter months. Decreased water consumption is assessed to be […]
November 4, 2020
111. Distichiasis Update
Exciting news!! The genetic variant associated with distichiasis in the Friesian horse was recently identified by the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) and a test […]
October 13, 2020
110. Salt – An Ounce of Colic Prevention
Proper electrolyte levels are crucial to a number of essential functions in the horse’s body, to include regulating the smooth muscles of the digestive track and […]
September 12, 2020
109. Effective Treatment for Chorioptic Mites
While all breeds of horses are susceptible to Chorioptic mites, infestation is most commonly seen in feathered breeds. This is because feathers cover the often damp, […]
August 14, 2020
108. Anesthesia Risks for Friesians
The idea that Friesian horses may be more at risk for complications related to anesthesia is a common misconception. The primary risks of equine anesthesia related […]
July 23, 2020
107. What is the most effective way to cool a horse?
Recent studies confirm what some Veterinarians have been saying for quite some time – we may have been taught the wrong approach to cooling a hot […]
June 7, 2020
106. Lactose Intolerance in Foals
The condition of primary lactase deficiency in foals, commonly referred to as “lactose intolerance”, is rare and arises from the failure of the intestines to secrete […]
May 7, 2020
105. Contracted Tendons in Foals
Contracted tendons are a common problem in newborn foals. In mild cases, the problem will often resolve on its own in short period of time. In […]
May 7, 2020
104. Distichiasis
Distichiasis, a rare condition in which extra or “double” eyelashes grow from eyelids, should be considered as a possible cause when diagnosing certain eye conditions in […]