Farm Call: Your Questions Answered
September 30, 2015
Q. What is a venogram and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?
September 23, 2015
Q. My horse was diagnosed with bilateral osteoarthritis of the pastern joints in the front legs. We tried IRAP therapy three years ago, and it made her sound. How long will she continue to remain sound from the IRAP treatment?
September 17, 2015
Q. I have a 38-year-old grade gelding with huge, arthritic knees. He fell three weeks ago. X rays show nothing broken or fractured. My veterinarian wants him on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?
August 28, 2015
Q. Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment.
August 26, 2015
Q. A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.
August 22, 2015
Q. What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?
August 12, 2015
Q. Find out if reducing the carbohydrates in your horse's diet might calm him down.
July 27, 2015
Q. What is the best way to get rid of carpenter bees without harming my horse if he comes into contact with the insecticide used?
July 22, 2015
Q. Dr. Britt Conklin offers suggestions on how to keep an abscessed hoof clean.
July 08, 2015
Q. What could cause a change in an adult horse's leg conformation?
July 02, 2015
Q. A veterinarian offers tips to keep your horse calm despite the noise and sight of festive fireworks.
June 26, 2015
Q. An equine parasitologist answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.
June 23, 2015
Q. What can happen if a horse overdoses on Previcox? Are there any repercussions that he could suffer?
June 10, 2015
Q. A veterinarian and farrier addresses the benefits and concerns of wedge pads in shoeing horses with navicular syndrome.
May 25, 2015
Q. Are stall mirrors recommended for horses that weave, and where could I find one that is safe and economical?
May 19, 2015
Q. Can the death of one horse lead to a complete change in another's behavior or "personality"?
May 11, 2015
Q. One is prescribed by your veterinarian, the other is available over-the-counter. Find out more in our Q&A.
May 04, 2015
Q. You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?
April 20, 2015
Q. A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick, off feed, and with gastric ulcers. Will the ulcers return due to stress when she goes back into training?
April 13, 2015
Q. Learn about applying a lip twitch and the endorphin release that occurs during application.
April 06, 2015
Q. Whenever the farrier is working on my gelding's feet, he stretches his head straight out in front of him and twists it to the side. Is this just a strange habit he picked up at some stage?
March 30, 2015
Q. My water company recently announced that our new community water source is "hard" water, with higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Do I need to worry about the change in water or the additional source of calcium in my horses' diets?
March 23, 2015
Q. An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.
March 16, 2015
Q. Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.
March 02, 2015
Q. A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness that might be associated with the navicular bone.