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Coming into Focus: How Do Horses See?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

With horses, vision is particularly important, as we expect them to carry us safely and perform tasks like navigating jumps.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Lethargy

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

History A 2-year-old Warlander mare presented with a history of lethargy. Presentation Initial physical exam revealed a temperature of 99 degrees, heart rate ranging from 84-100 beats/minute and a respiratory rate of 16 breaths/minute. Blood… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Equine Ultrasound

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

History: A 14-year-old Thoroughbred event horse presented with a history of coughing during low-level exercise. Initial work-up revealed signs consistent with Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and he was treated with an inhaled bronchodilator and oral… Read More

HLA Clinical Case Challenge

How To: Make Your Own Horse Cookies

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Want to try your hand at making your horse some tasty treats from scratch? Follow this recipe from Cummings Veterinary Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Technician, Kay Hunt:   Ingredients: Beet pulp pellets – 2 Cups… Read More

Safe Snacks for your Horse

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

We all love to have a treat now and then, and our equine partners are no different. Sliced apples without the core and carrots are always a good go-to, but do you ever wonder what other… Read More

Hospital for Large Animals Gives Colt Second Chance at Life

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

On March 1, 2015, Carina Nistico welcomed “Prince” into the world. From the moment the Thoroughbred colt was born, Carina knew he was going to be a special horse. “He had such a silly, curious attitude about him and loved any kind of attention,” she says.