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

Handling Equine Oral Tooth Extraction Failures (AAEP 2012)

Tooth extractions don't always go as planned, so practitioners must be ready for potential complications. Read More

New Hyperinsulinemia Screening Test Promising (AAEP 2012)

An oral sugar test might provide a more convenient means of screening horses for hyperinsulinemia. Read More

EPM-Causing Organisms Widespread in U.S. Horses (AAEP 2012)

EPM-causing organisms have a wider geographic distribution in the United States than commonly thought. Read More

Lawsonia intracellularis Tests: How Do They Measure Up? (AAEP 2012)

Researchers tested the usefullness of four blood serum tests in detecting L. intracellularis. Read More

Post-Colic Surgery Stent Bandage Prevents Incisional Infection (AAEP 2012)

One researcher says a stent bandage appears to create an ideal environment for incisional healing. Read More

Rare Vertebral Disease of Foals Described (AAEP 2012)

Although early VOD diagnosis is critical, diagnosis could be confounded by nonspecific signs of the disease. Read More

New Ponazuril Loading Dose Examined for EPM Treatment (AAEP 2012)

Achieving therapeutic drug levels sooner using a loading dose could minimize S. neurona-caused damage. Read More

Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic. Read More

Thinking Through Cheek Tooth Extraction Complications (AAEP 2012)

Planning for potential dental extraction complications is essential to a successful procedure. Read More

Veterinarian Communication During Emergencies

Communication is always critical when practicing veterinary medicine, but can be challenging in emergencies. Read More

Euthanasia and What Comes Next

Electing to euthanize is a difficult part of horse ownership, and the hard decisions don't stop there. Read More

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

Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

The second year of a horse's life brings significant changes not only in his development but also his use. 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