Joseph J. Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

Joseph J. Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS is a professor of equine medicine at Western University of Health Science's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, Ca.

Articles by Joseph Bertone

Does Night Turnout Disrupt a Horse's Sleep?

Find out if being stalled during the day and turned out at night can cause sleep problems for horses. Read More

Managing Navicular Pain

Q: My horse was diagnosed with navicular syndrome about five years ago. He was put on isoxsuprine and half a gram of Bute twice a day, and we changed his shoeing regimen. He has been sound since, and he remains sound, as long as Read More

Confusion About Substitute Drugs

Until approximately two years ago, I had my retired Quarter Horse on both Legend and Adequan. A change in our Read More

Frozen Feed?

Q: I live in northeastern Ohio, and it gets pretty cold here at times. My question is: Have you heard of horses getting colic from frozen sweet feeds? I have had horses for the past 40 years and have yet to come upon this Read More

A Close Look at Supplement Research

Today's horse is exposed to a fairly uniform diet, with hay or pasture lacking in diversity. Hay or pasture (forage) is the backbone of this unvaried diet, and the purpose of dietary supplementation should be to complement the diet for different situ Read More