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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

How to help your horse deal with tick troubles

Ticks are becoming an increasingly significant parasite of horses across the United States.  In many areas of the country where they have not occurred before, they are now commonplace.  Some Read More

Equine Enteric Coronavirus (ECoV) and Equine Biosecurity

Equine Enteric Coronavirus (ECoV) Equine Veterinarians are seeing an increased incidence of Equine Enteric Coronavirus (ECov), here in the Piedmont triad, statewide and nationally.  As this disease becomes more prevalent in Read More

Is Your Horse Suffering from Colic? 3 Tips to Keep Them Comfortable While You Wait for the Vet

The moment you notice your horse shying away from his evening meal or trying to distance himself from the herd during meal time when he is usually the first at Read More

What to Expect from an Equine Lameness Exam

Stress, strain, or injury can take a toll on any horse, whether he is an equine athlete or he is spending his days as a pasture puff. When lameness occurs, Read More

What is Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) and How to Prevent It

What is EIA? Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), also known as swamp fever, is a potentially fatal disease caused by a virus that can infect all types of equines, including horses, mules, Read More

What is Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) and How Can I Prevent It?

With the first confirmed case of Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) in 2019 being diagnosed recently in our state, it is important to know what this disease is, how to protect against Read More

The 7 Keys to Basic Horse Care

Congratulations! You just rescued, bought, or adopted your first horse! This is a very exciting time, and you will be riding this excitement for a while! To set your new Read More

What is a Hoof Abscess and How is it Treated?

Almost every horse owner has experienced it. You go to visit your horse or to feed him and see that he is three legged lame. Did he break his leg? Read More

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