John Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is owner and surgeon of Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Fla.

Articles by John G. Peloso

Rectal Examination of a Colicky Horse

 Horses with signs of colic can be grouped into one of three categories:

  1. horses which are resolved after medical management at the farm;
  2. horses which are resolved after more intensive medical management at a referral Read More

Hind End Lameness

I have a 4-year-old hunter who has become lame in his hind end. He routinely goes over 2' 6" jumps, but never anything larger. Being only 5'3", I do not think that my problem is the weight I am asking him to carry. There are Read More

Proximal Sesamoid Bones

This information will help you as a breeder, owner, or trainer understand better the area of the sesamoids, how they can be injured, and how they can be treated. Read More

Laser Surgery Primer

Understanding lasers requires knowledge of how stimulated emission multiplies light and produces the unique differences between coherent (laser) and noncoherent (regular) light. Regular light contains a mixture of wavelengths and radiates in a Read More

Nerve Blocks of the Lower Limb

When a veterinarian performs a lameness examination, he or she often will use nerve blocks to try and determine the location of the problem. The areas are "blocked" so that they become numb to pain, revealing which structures are involved in Read More