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 […]
May 7, 2020
103. Myth or Real? There may be more to aortic rupture in the Friesian horse than can be explained by the current knowledge regarding collagen and elastin.
Answer – Real A recent literature search turned up an article entitled “Friesian horses show higher arterial blood pressure compared to Warmbloods” which immediately caught my […]
May 7, 2020
102 Myth or Real? “Squeezing a Maladjusted Foal” is a technique worth learning.
Answer – Definitely REAL In a recent issue of the Modern Equine Veterinarian (on line March 2019) this technique was reviewed in a step-by-step manner. I […]
May 7, 2020
101. Myth or Real? Vaccination against Insect-Bite Hypersensitivity (IBH) is not “on the horizon”.
Answer: Myth In a recent research paper, a group based out of Switzerland demonstrated the effectiveness of treating insect-bite hypersensitivity (IBH) with a vaccination protocol. IBH […]
May 7, 2020
100. Myth or Real? Lessons in subtle lameness cannot be appropriately learned through YouTube videos.
Answer: Myth I recently came across a set of videos on YouTube that really caught my attention; mostly due to the respect I have for the […]
May 3, 2020
99. Myth or Real? Measuring the rate of collagen degradation in the Friesian horse has little significance when trying to explain the predisposition of this breed to soft tissue diseases.
Answer: Myth In a recently published paper, a group of researchers undertook a project to examine breed-related differences in the breakdown of collagen. Their interest in […]