Fred McCashin, VMD, MSc

Fred McCashin, VMD, MSc, is a private practitioner at Carolina Equine Clinic in Southern Pines, N.C., and a member of the AAEP's Purchase Examination Committee.

Articles by Fred McCashin

Gray Horse Disease--Melanoma

It is interesting that Federico Tesio in his book Breeding The Race Horse described the inheritance of the gray coat color like a disease or defect, since melanoma skin tumors are so common in the gray horse. On the other hand, the gray Read More

Importance of a Purchase Exam

There are so many unknowns about a horse that you want to minimize any surprises you may get down the road. Purchasing a horse is an exciting and uplifting experience, and you want your expectations to be fulfilled. In order to avoid any Read More

Graveled Horses

Q: My horse became very lame without showing any signs of cracks, bruising, or having a "hot" nail. The barn manager said my horse was "graveled" and called the veterinarian. After treatment, the Read More