Western Veterinary Conference

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

June 24, 2016

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More


Stallion Semen Freezing 101

June 12, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how to freeze semen so veterinarians can carry out the process in their practices.... Read More


How Does Acupuncture Work?

June 10, 2016

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens.... Read More


Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More


Veterinarian Reviews the Barefoot Concept

May 20, 2013

One veterinarian outlines several common questions about the barefoot concept and shares her thoughts on each.... Read More


How Horse Wounds Heal

April 27, 2013

Whether large or small, serious or innocuous, all wounds follow a distinct and complex healing process.... Read More

This is an example of managing chronic laminitis case with a hoof wall bevel and a hoof wall grooving.


Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

April 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery.... Read More


Vestibular Disease in Horses Reviewed

April 17, 2013

Vestibular diseases are common and important causes of neurologic problems in horses.... Read More


Study Evaluates Effects of Probiotics for Horses

April 16, 2013

A study examines the effects of P. acidilactici and S. boulardii-based probiotics on horses.... Read More


Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... Read More


Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

April 12, 2013

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses.... Read More


EPM Testing, Treatment Options Reviewed

April 10, 2013

One vet reviews EPM's variable clinical signs and the current diagnostic and treatment options available.... Read More


Equine Field Anesthesia Considerations

April 07, 2013

One vet reviews some key points equine practitioners must consider before implementing field anesthesia.... Read More


Treating Head Injuries in Horses

April 03, 2013

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse.... Read More


Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

March 28, 2013

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain.... Read More


Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More


2013 Western Veterinary Conference Kicks Off in Las Vegas

February 17, 2013

This year's equine program features presentations on a variety of horse health topics. ... Read More


Diagnosing and Treating Ocular Keratitis in Horses

May 10, 2012

If not treated early, equine ocular keratitis (corneal inflammation) can lead to blindness and eye loss. ... Read More


The Top 7 Things to Know about Equine Recurrent Uveitis

May 08, 2012

Understanding equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness) can help owners spot eye issues early.... Read More


Equine Gait Abnormalities as a Diagnostic Tool

May 03, 2012

Some disorders produce gait abnormalities and lamenesses that aid in a quick and accurate diagnosis.... Read More


Uterine Therapy Options in Broodmares

May 02, 2012

Accurate diagnosis can allow effective treatment of uterine conditions in broodmares to improve fertility.... Read More


Managing Equine Foot Problems

May 01, 2012

The first step in managing an equine foot problem successfully is to attain an accurate diagnosis.... Read More


Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

April 29, 2012

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly.... Read More


Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

April 26, 2012

Even the tiniest leg laceration can have dire consequences for nearby tendons if left untreated.... Read More


Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

April 23, 2012

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam.... Read More