Working With a Veterinarian


'Must Haves' for Your New Horse

June 03, 2016

Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, and nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, weigh in about what you need before getting a new horse.... Read More


I Think My Horse Has Lyme Disease: Now What?

May 31, 2016

Dr. Amy Johnson of Penn Vet's New Bolton Center offers advice on what to do if you suspect your horse has Lyme disease.... Read More


What Can Go Wrong When Gelding Horses

May 26, 2016

PennVet's New Bolton Center surgeon Dr. David Levine shares common complications that can occur when castrating a horse.... Read More


Weights and Measures: Equine Feed Practices in the U.S.

May 16, 2016

Researchers determined that both veterinarians and owners need more equine nutrition education.... Read More


Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 09, 2016

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

Many children are responsible for bringing the family horse to Equitarian Initiative clinics.


Helping the Working Horses of Honduras

April 29, 2016

Go behind the scenes of an Equitarian Initiative clinic in Honduras as vets and vet students offer treatment to horses. ... Read More


Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 27, 2016

Here's what to know about horse inspections, which are designed to evaluate the horse's fitness to compete.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.


Navicular Disease

March 30, 2016

The University of Tennessee's Dr. Jim Schumacher overviews navicular syndrome's risk factors, treatments, and more.... Read More


Just the Basics: What Every Horse Needs

March 23, 2016

No doubt about it, horse ownership is a big responsibility. Here's a look at the basics of what every horse needs.... Read More


Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 16, 2016

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More


Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More


Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

March 01, 2016

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More


Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

February 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. ... Read More


Why a Veterinarian Should Vaccinate Your Horse

February 24, 2016

Why can't we give our horses their vaccines ourselves? My barn friend said my shots won't count if I give them myself.... Read More


Lines of Communication

February 16, 2016

Have your veterinarian and farrier worked together to manage or treat a health issue?... Read More


Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

December 23, 2015

How do I explain a horse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More


AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

December 17, 2015

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4.... Read More


Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 10, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on equine respiratory health, medicine, wobbler's syndrome, and more. ... Read More


Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More


Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More


How Do You Handle Colic?

December 04, 2015

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.


Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More


Equine Gastric Ulcers

November 30, 2015

Are you treating horses with gastric ulcers? Gain an updated understanding of the disease from Dr. Frank Andrews of LSU.... Read More


Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More