Kim A. Sprayberry, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Dr. Kim A. Sprayberry, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an internal medicine specialist at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. When not working with horses, she enjoys pursuits in medical journalism and editing as well as kayaking and American southwest archaeology.
Articles by Kim Sprayberry, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
June 22, 2010
How do I know if my mare is getting close to her delivery date?
A: This can vary a great deal from mare to Read More
January 10, 2008
Learn more about botulism, a deadly toxin that strikes swiftly but can easily be prevented. Read More
December 01, 2007
Horses are highly susceptible to botulism toxins; vaccination and feed/water management are key to prevention.
Botulism is an often-lethal disease caused by a bacterial toxin. Although Read More
June 01, 2007
Horses need to be serviceably sound and safe to ride to fulfill their functions. It is no wonder that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has been a dreaded disease ever since its rise to prominence in the 1990s, because horses with neurologic Read More
April 01, 2007
We keep them in our barns, give them to our animals, and take them ourselves. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are common, but they aren't benign. In this article we'll investigate what NSAIDs are and aren't, and what we should know Read More
March 01, 2007
From the moment a newborn foal exits the warm fluid environment of its gestation and draws a first postpartum breath of air, it is exposed to millions of would-be invaders that would do it harm if not for the components of the foal's immune system, Read More
September 14, 2006
The clinical signs that are typically attributed to Lyme disease (so named because early investigations centered around clusters of the disease in humans around Lyme, Conn.) include fever, stiffness and lameness in multiple limbs, painful muscles Read More
September 14, 2006
Recurrent painful inflammation and pathologic changes in the eyes of horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, also known as moon blindness) could be caused by the persistence of invasive bacteria called Leptospira in affected horses' eyes Read More
June 01, 2006
Most veterinarians stock the drawers in their mobile units so that the easiest containers to reach when they open the drug compartments are the pain medications. Whether the situation is an emergency call to tend a horse that has acute abdominal Read More