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

Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing. Read More

EPM Update

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) continues to pose diagnostic and treatment challenges. Read More

Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses. Read More

Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective." Read More

The State of Stem Cells for Equine Joint Disease (AAEP 2011)

Successful treatment depends largely on the types of cases the veterinarian selects, said one researcher. Read More

Imprinting: The Great Debate

When it comes to equine education (training), horse owners face as many conflicting viewpoints as new parents. Read More

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell Sources Compared (AAEP 2011)

Aspiration site should depend on clinician preference, as the cells from both sites behave similarly. Read More

PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)

Mixed study results indicate more research is needed to determine dosing frequency and therapeutic window. Read More

Joint Lubrication and Injury Response (AAEP 2011)

Treatment goals should be to aid in performance without eliminating the joint's natural response to injury. Read More

Back Pain in Horses Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

Topics discussed included diagnostic methods, types of back pain, kissing spines, and treatment methods. Read More

Genetic Selection for Equine Health and Performance

Understanding genetic determinants for health conditions can help us identify and manage predisposed horses. Read More

Selecting a New Horse

Important factors to consider when buying a horse include use, conformation, temperament, health, and history. Read More

Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

We examine some common foot pathologies and therapy options Read More

Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

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

Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

By age 2, young horses are being prepped for future careers; maximize their potential by preventing/correcting Read More

The Secrets of Longevity

With horses now living well into their 20s and 30s, owners need to implement care and management practices tha Read More

Young Horse Development Part 2: Six Months to 1.5 Years

How you manage, feed, and care for your young horse during this transitional phase can affect his future perfo Read More

Young Horse Development: Birth to Six Months

Learn about the factors contributing to a foal's healthy development as he grows into a young horse: Genetics, nutrition, social development, immunity, growth rates, weaning, hoof care, and more. Read More

Under the Blue Tarps

Guest editorial commentary on euthanasia of unwanted horses by veterinarian Christy Corp-Minamiji. Read More