Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM

Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM, practices large animal medicine in Northern California, with particular interests in equine wound management and geriatric equine care. She and her husband have three children, and she writes fiction and creative nonfiction in her spare time.

Articles by Christy Corp-Minamiji

Bandaging Fundamentals

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose. Read More

Dealing With a Down Horse

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival. Read More

Variations in Body Conformation

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance. Read More

The Battle Against the Bugs

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses. Read More

Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. Read More

The Importance of Limb Conformation

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. Read More

Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

Learn about common foot pathologies and corrective-shoeing options, from bar shoes to wooden clogs. Read More

Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot. Read More

Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications. Read More

The Equine DNA Roadmap

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease. Read More

When the Body Attacks

Lumps, bumps, coughs, wheals, and wheezes: a basic overview of equine allergies. Read More

Strangles: Dispelling the Myths

Discover the truth behind this insidious abscess-causing disease. Read More

Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. Read More

Could ICSI Donor Mares Serve as their Own Embryo Recipients?

This technique, which a team of scientists recently found to be successful, could make ICSI more affordable. Read More

Careful Compounding

Drug compounding seems to hit the news every few years. What's the big deal? Read More

Placentitis Could be Detected Early with Hormone Testing

Researchers believe that estrogens could prove to be a useful early indicator of placentitis in the future. Read More

Blood Protein to Diagnose Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Colic

Researchers evaluated if vets could use blood protein levels to distinguish surgical from nonsurgical colic. Read More

New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Could Prove Safer

Researchers made recommendations for an alternative navicular bursa injection approach. Read More

Oocyte Transport Protocols and Success Rates

Researchers evaluated the effect of shipping mares' oocytes (egg cells) on eventual fertilization rate. Read More

What's in a Test?

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Nerve Blocks for Suspensory Ligament Diagnosis Done Right

A low-volume injection produces less upward diffusion than a high-volume injection, researchers concluded. Read More

Taking Piroplasmosis Seriously

Veterinarians are fine-tuning testing, prevention, and treatment methods for equine piroplasmosis. Read More

Study Reviews Cecal Cupula Impaction Colic (AAEP 2012)

Until recently cecal cupula impactions had only been reported in conjunction with other cecal problems. Read More

What to Consider Before Tooth Removal in Horses (AAEP 2012)

Before extracting a horse's tooth, owners and veterinarians must consider a number of important factors. Read More

Veterinary Medicine Regulation Issues Described (AAEP 2012)

As a licensed profession, veterinary medicine is subject to regulation at the state government level. Read More