Artificial Insemination For Horses

February 01, 2000

Artificial insemination of equines has been around a long time and, through the years, has had a profound impact on the horse industry. Most of the impact has been of the positive variety, but there also have been some negatives. Just when... Read More


Gastric Ulcers

November 01, 1999

Stomach ulcers and lesions can be an affliction in horses young and old. The presence of ulcers often causes severe discomfort to the horse and, in radical cases, can result in death. Attempting to describe ulcers is a bit like trying to describ... Read More


Diagnostic Overview

February 01, 1999


Scintigraphy is a technique in which an injected form of radioisotope can be imaged by a gamma camera, which takes "pictures" of the radiation given off by the isotope. As the isotope travels and is absorbe... Read More


Common Respiratory Problems

July 01, 1998

The main goal of the respiratory system is to transfer oxygen from the air we breathe to the red blood cells, where the oxygen will be transported throughout the body and be available for all organs and tissues. In addition, carbon dioxide, a waste... Read More


Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

September 01, 1997

The debate goes on. That brief statement is about the most accurate way to open a discussion on exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in horses. The condition has been a concern for 300 years and, during that time, has been addressed,... Read More


The Purchase Exam

June 01, 1997

As the name suggests, purchase exams are an exploratory process designed to evaluate the physical condition of a horse before you commit to a purchase. It is performed by a veterinarian and is, before anything else, a comprehensive physical... Read More


A View From Within

March 01, 1997

Trans-tracheal "wash," or aspiration, is a valuable diagnostic procedure that is often performed in order to better guide the treatment of difficult or chronic lung disorders. It can be used to aid in the diagnosis of pneumonia, and potentially... Read More


Laser Surgery Primer

October 01, 1996

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