Midge Leitch, VMD, Dipl. ACVS

Midge Leitch, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, having closed her referral practice which focused primarily on performance horses in Cochranville, PA, is now a member of the Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging and serves as the Clinician in Radiology at New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA.

Articles by Midge Leitch

Walking The Line (Our Appropriate--or Inappropriate--Use of The Horse)

Both science and society have a role in deciding what constitutes an appropriate level of animal welfare and the appropriate use of the horse. While science can determine what type or degree of animal welfare risk exists under specific circumstances Read More

Hitch in the Giddy-Up

Question: I have a Trakehner/Thoroughbred cross that starts flexing his hind legs rather noticeably when trotting and/or beginning to canter. He usually does not do this unless he gets excited in the trot, is striking off in the canter, or is Read More

Getting Back to Work

My 5-year-old mare has been suffering from an odd gait problem for a few weeks. She "hikes up" her right hind leg from the hock at a walk, but is perfectly sound at the trot and canter. She has been diagnosed with a form of tenosynovitis Read More

Do Horses Have Heart Attacks?

Q: I read about horses that have died of apparent "heart attacks" during competitions, breeding, and even out in the field. I have had veterinarians tell me there is no such thing as a horse having a heart attack. Read More