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Equine Skin Conditions

Skin conditions in horses are often difficult to diagnose and frustrating to treat, with causes ranging from fungus to allergens to who-knows-what else. Listed below are just a few of Read More

Goat Health

What You Need to Know and How an Equine Hospital Can Help Recently, many people have begun keeping goats around their homes. Goats can make for interesting companions, and can also Read More

Equine Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick, most commonly deer ticks.  This can infect many parts of the body including skin, Read More

EHV-1 Confirmed in North Carolina Horse

An attending veterinarian in North Carolina has reported a Wilkes County horse with a positive test for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Another horse is suspected positive. The positive horse, which was not Read More

Hay 101

While we are all enjoying spring days and lush green pasture, the transition from winter hay to spring grass should be planned carefully to mitigate any health risks to your Read More

Common Signs of Foal Rejection

Foal rejection can be very heart breaking, especially after spending 11 months of working closely with your veterinarian and providing proper care and nutrition to the mare. Most often foal Read More

Horse versus Donkey Metabolism

When it comes to horses and donkeys there are considerable differences in hormones, metabolism, and even how they process drugs.  By understanding these differences, it can help veterinarians diagnose and Read More

The Enemy Within: Unmasking Equine Intestinal Parasites

It’s the beginning of the spring season. Days are getting warmer, pastures are getting greener, and maybe you’re getting ready to welcome a foal or two. Then one day, all Read More

Caring For The Senior Horse

Advances in nutrition, management and health care are helping, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and Read More

10 Signs Your Horse Needs Their Teeth Floated

As we near the end of National Pet Dental Health Month remember…. Equine dentistry is not just about “floating” teeth. Dentistry is a veterinary discipline that, besides treating the mouth and Read More

De-bunking Gastric Ulcers

The equine stomach: 2 portions: squamous (upper) and glandular (lower), separated by the margo plicatus. The glandular portion secretes acid and enzymes to break down food, and therefore has a protective Read More

Regenerative Medicine for Horses

Regenerative Medicine for Horses   You may have heard the term “regenerative medicine” around the barn or on the internet and been puzzled as to what it means in the horse world. Read More

Mare and Foal: Preparing for a Safe & Successful Foal Delivery

A SAFE PLACE TO FOAL What your mare will need, however, is a clean, safe, quiet place to foal. Horses have been giving birth on the open range for eons, and Read More

The Dangers of Ingesting Red Maple Leaves

A rare but serious problem that can affect our horses is red maple poisoning, seen most often in the late summer or early fall, although it can occur during the Read More

The Do's and Don'ts of Equine Snake Bites

When warm weather hits, there is always a chance that a snake may choose to come out to sunbathe. Unfortunately, this may be in your pasture or out on the Read More

Equine Lyme Disease 101

Lyme disease (borreliosis) is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted through the bite of infected ticks (especially the deer tick). Borrelia burgdorferi can infect numerous body systems (including Read More

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