Working With a Veterinarian
March 12, 2009
Being able to tell the difference between a mild lameness and subtle spinal ataxia is an important, yet challenging, endeavor in equine practice. Ohio State researchers recently reported that kinetic gait analysis--the computer... Read More
January 24, 2009
Most horse owners do not own horses as a business, or with expectations of generating household income from them. Rather, owners are more intent on maximizing the amount of pleasure or involvement per dollar spent. Saving money when it comes to... Read More
January 23, 2009
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More
January 21, 2009
When we got a call from our boarding stable, we weren't expecting to hear the word "ataxia." ... Read More
January 21, 2009
Sometimes it is difficult to find that one short authoritative article that gives the basic information you're looking for on a specific equine topic. Something that gives you a foundation when you are looking for a starting point on which to... Read More
January 07, 2009
While I was in veterinary school 20-some years ago, the first ultrasound machine was being "explored" by board-certified veterinary radiologists at university veterinary schools. Pain medication for horses was mostly limited to the non-steroidal... Read More
January 06, 2009
A look at equine vaccine options, the necessity of each, and how to plan for boosters throughout the year. ... Read More
October 30, 2008
More than 2,370 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you think low-cost equine euthanasia clinics should be widely available?"
October 21, 2008
When she put her stethoscope to his chest and heard what sounded like jungle drums thumping inside, she knew something wasn't right. There was no cardiac murmur, jugular venous distension, or dependent edema. What was going on? And what would happen ... Read More
October 04, 2008
The current economic climate and tight credit markets have everyone looking for ways to live more frugally, and horse owners are no exception.
"Nervousness about loans and housing is certainly affecting people," said American Horse Council... Read More
October 03, 2008
This summer, Steve Sanford had to tell 106 dairy farmers in rural northern Vermont he could no longer treat their cows.
Battling degenerative arthritis, the 56-year-old large animal veterinarian can't do the physically challenging work any... Read More
October 02, 2008
Racehorse owners Suzanne VanderSalm and Ellen Bennett of Hickory Corners, Mich., weren't about to give up on Navigator, their Thoroughbred who became ataxic (incoordinated) suddenly as a yearling three years ago. VanderSalm had come home from... Read More
September 27, 2008
Owners of older horses that exhibit any of the classic signs of Cushing's during the fall months work with their veterinarians to determine whether they should test or treat horses until diagnoses can be confirmed.... Read More
September 18, 2008
More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do any of your horse-owning friends wait too long to call the veterinarian for injury or illness?"