Illness & Injury

equine eye disease, equine vision, lynne sandmeyer dvm, small animal clinical sciences wcvm, equine eye anatomy, equine corneal ulcer, equine conjunctival pedical graft, equine uveitis, equine iris, equien glaucoma, equine cataract, equine enucleation surgery, horse care

The equine eye is a complex and elegantly designed organ that functions to allow capture of light and conversion of light into an electrical stimulus, which is then transmitted to the brain and interpreted into vision. This function is reflected in the structure of the eye.

mud fever in horses, muddy horse feet, horse with mud fever, treating mud fever in a horse, pam mackenzie, lindsay grice

Q - What is the best treatment plan for mud fever, and can I prevent it from recurring annually in certain horses? A - Mud fever, also known as scratches, pastern dermatitis, and greasy heel, is a common equine skin disease affecting the lower limbs, particularly the back of the pasterns and the bulbs of the heels.

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The word laminitis elicits fear among horse owners because many associate it with the end of the horse’s career, and sometimes the horse’s life. Laminitis is a catastrophic syndrome that should always be treated as an emergency; however, recent research and new techniques used to treat this condition now make it possible to save horses that might have died. A diagnosis of laminitis is no longer a death sentence.

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Of all the nutrients that a horse requires to survive, vitamins and minerals represent the smallest percentage of the equine diet. Yet these tiny substances are critically important when it comes to keeping your horse’s body functioning and in good health.

Ralph Robinson, Mycotoxins Horse Feed, cute mycotoxicosis, Deoxynivalenol, Vomitoxin, Zearalenone, equine brain abnormalities, equine Aflatoxins

Mycotoxins are formed on animal feeds when conditions of moisture and temperature allow the growth of naturally occurring molds. Mycotoxins are poisonous substances produced by molds in order to safeguard their food source (e.g., corn kernel) from a competitor - usually a bacterium.

equine heart, horse heart, equine arrhythmia, equine death, horse death, horse arrhythmia,  equine systemic, equine myocardial

Skipped Beats, Sudden Death… and Why We Shouldn’t Worry Too Much - When you first start examining patients as a veterinary student, you’re very keen to (gently) poke and prod every animal you come across. Realizing you can assess cardiovascular function by palpating peripheral pulses is very empowering!

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Understanding their unique roles in equine gut health - Nutritional supplements designed to assist in digestion are becoming increasingly popular among horse owners. We’ve all heard about probiotics, but increasingly we are starting to see products claiming to be prebiotics.




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