A.C. Asbury, DVM

A. C. (Woody) Asbury received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1956, then spent 21 years in California in breeding farm practice and at UC Davis. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1977 and was involved in teaching, research, and administration until 1996. An Emeritus Professor at Florida, he lives in Kentucky, where he and his wife are developing a small farm.

Articles by A.C. Asbury

Bute and the Urinary Tract

Can you direct me to any information regarding the effect of phenylbutazone (Bute) on the urinary tract of a gelding? Read More

Umbilical Hernias

Q: I am currently looking at a filly to purchase. She had an umbilical hernia, which the owner had repaired. I was wondering if this is a heritable condition. What is the likelihood that if this filly was used for breeding purposes in the future Read More

How Much Bute Is Too Much?

My veterinarian recently prescribed "Bute" when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often. Read More

Fundamentals Of Foaling

To understand some of the unusual aspects of birth in horses, it is helpful to consider how the species survived before domestication. The horse's defense against predators always has been Read More

Hives in Horses: Symptoms and Treatment

Q: I noticed the other day that my Appaloosa gelding had hair standing up and welts on his skin. A friend suggested that he might have hives. What can you tell me about hives on horses. What kind of treatment should he have? Read More

When are Fillies Fertile?

At what age does a filly go into heat? Our 18-month-old Haflinger/Arab mix shows signs of coming into heat. Read More