Fairfield Bain, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVP

Fairfield T. Bain, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVP, specializes in internal medicine and pathology. He has worked at Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery in Weatherford, Texas since December 2008.

Articles by Fairfield Bain

Older Horses Part 6: The Final Decision

There can be many factors that lead to the decision for euthanasia--whether it's "just time" or immediacy. Read More

What is a Specialist?

Your primary care veterinarian calls in a specialist for your sick horse; you didn't know there were veterinary specialists. You are familiar with the specialty system in human medicine. Most of us have been to an ophthalmologist, some to an Read More

Oxygen Therapy for Horses

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves treating an injured or sick horse in a pressurized oxygen chamber. Read More

Equine Lymphoma Cancer

I am trying to find out if equine lymphoma cancer is hereditary, and any other causes and effects. I had to euthanize my 5-year-old Quarter Horse recently because he had this. How could I have known sooner that he might have had it? Could a Read More

The View From The NICU

At the end of April in Kentucky, we suddenly started seeing a large number of foals with an unusual combination of signs admitted to the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Most were slightly premature--maybe a Read More

Equine Skin Disease

Equine skin diseases may be due to fungal agents (dermatophytes or ringworm), bacterial infections (dermatophilus or "rain scald"), or immune-mediated disorders (pemphigus foliaceous). Nodular skin diseases Read More

Collecting Colostrum

Q: How can I collect colostrum from a mare and save it for future use, and how long can I keep it?


A: Colostrum or "first milk" is the thick, yellow secretion from the mammary gland Read More

Respiratory Disease In Foals

What is the first thing I look for to tell if my foal has a respiratory problem, and what are the best things to do to prevent pneumonia and other problems from happening in the first place?

The most important signs of Read More