23 Nov Prednisolone and laminitis

Jordan, Ireland, and Rendle (2015) reviewed ambulatory practice records over 13 years. Horses that had received oral prednisolone (416 horses) were compared with horses (814) that had not received prednisolone treatment. Various breeds, gelding, mare, stallions were used and the median age was...

05 Oct Respiratory Viral Infections in Horses

Gayle Leith MS, DVM, MA Diplomate of the American board of Veterinary Practitioners Certified in Equine Practice   Emily Thometz DVM Respiratory viral infections in horses can lead to poor performance and may require time off for recovery. Nasal congestion and lethargy are common among youngsters when they are weaned...

29 Aug Revised: Laryngeal Hemiplegia

What is the larynx? The larynx is a structure that divides the trachea (windpipe) and the esophagus (tube leading to the stomach.  The larynx consists of muscles and small cartilaginous structures (The larynx is important during breathing, vocalizing (neighing), and swallowing.  The larynx can be palpated...

11 May Granulosa Cell Tumors

Has you mare changed her behavior, is she acting aggressive, stallion like or exhibiting markedly prolonged periods of heat or estrus. Exceptions to changes in behavior are pregnant mares and transitional mares. Pregnant mares can exhibit stallion like behavior due to the production of testosterone...

05 May Omega Fatty Acids

  Fatty acids are long chains of carbon and hydrogen linked together by chemical bonds that resemble the tail of a flying kite. The number of carbon and hydrogen atoms and the number and arrangement of bonds between adjacent carbon atoms help distinguish one type of...