Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM

Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM, practices large animal medicine in Northern California, with particular interests in equine wound management and geriatric equine care. She and her husband have three children, and she writes fiction and creative nonfiction in her spare time.

Articles by Christy Corp-Minamiji

When the Body Attacks

Lumps, bumps, coughs, wheals, and wheezes: a basic overview of equine allergies. Read More

Strangles: Dispelling the Myths

Discover the truth behind this insidious abscess-causing disease. Read More

Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. Read More

Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. Read More

Could ICSI Donor Mares Serve as their Own Embryo Recipients?

This technique, which a team of scientists recently found to be successful, could make ICSI more affordable. Read More

The Importance of Limb Conformation

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. Read More

Variations in Body Conformation

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance. Read More

Careful Compounding

Drug compounding seems to hit the news every few years. What's the big deal? Read More

Placentitis Could be Detected Early with Hormone Testing

Researchers believe that estrogens could prove to be a useful early indicator of placentitis in the future. Read More

Blood Protein to Diagnose Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Colic

Researchers evaluated if vets could use blood protein levels to distinguish surgical from nonsurgical colic. Read More

New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Could Prove Safer

Researchers made recommendations for an alternative navicular bursa injection approach. Read More

Oocyte Transport Protocols and Success Rates

Researchers evaluated the effect of shipping mares' oocytes (egg cells) on eventual fertilization rate. Read More

What's in a Test?

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Nerve Blocks for Suspensory Ligament Diagnosis Done Right

A low-volume injection produces less upward diffusion than a high-volume injection, researchers concluded. Read More

Taking Piroplasmosis Seriously

Veterinarians are fine-tuning testing, prevention, and treatment methods for equine piroplasmosis. Read More

Study Reviews Cecal Cupula Impaction Colic (AAEP 2012)

Until recently cecal cupula impactions had only been reported in conjunction with other cecal problems. Read More

What to Consider Before Tooth Removal in Horses (AAEP 2012)

Before extracting a horse's tooth, owners and veterinarians must consider a number of important factors. Read More

Veterinary Medicine Regulation Issues Described (AAEP 2012)

As a licensed profession, veterinary medicine is subject to regulation at the state government level. Read More

Handling Equine Oral Tooth Extraction Failures (AAEP 2012)

Tooth extractions don't always go as planned, so practitioners must be ready for potential complications. Read More

New Hyperinsulinemia Screening Test Promising (AAEP 2012)

An oral sugar test might provide a more convenient means of screening horses for hyperinsulinemia. Read More

EPM-Causing Organisms Widespread in U.S. Horses (AAEP 2012)

EPM-causing organisms have a wider geographic distribution in the United States than commonly thought. Read More

Lawsonia intracellularis Tests: How Do They Measure Up? (AAEP 2012)

Researchers tested the usefullness of four blood serum tests in detecting L. intracellularis. Read More

Post-Colic Surgery Stent Bandage Prevents Incisional Infection (AAEP 2012)

One researcher says a stent bandage appears to create an ideal environment for incisional healing. Read More

Rare Vertebral Disease of Foals Described (AAEP 2012)

Although early VOD diagnosis is critical, diagnosis could be confounded by nonspecific signs of the disease. Read More

New Ponazuril Loading Dose Examined for EPM Treatment (AAEP 2012)

Achieving therapeutic drug levels sooner using a loading dose could minimize S. neurona-caused damage. Read More