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IRAP Therapy from A to Z

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. While it is incurable, there are effective treatments available to reduce inflammation and pain associated with the disease.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Compulsive Head-Shaking

Friday, October 27th, 2017

History An 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding was presented for evaluation of compulsive head-shaking and spooking when asked to move to his right. The referring veterinarian had attempted treatment with cyproheptadine and melatonin with no improvement in… Read More

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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.

Horsing Around in Vet School

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Sometimes, at the end of a long day of classes, all you need to do to unwind is saddle up your horse, and go for a ride. Alexandra Gallina, V19, writes about the benefits of… Read More

How Old is My Pony?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Mary Rose Paradis explains how to determine the ponies’ ages.

May 2016 Equine Case Challenge

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

  CASE HISTORY: A 12-year-old Quarter Horse mare was on a trail ride when the owner notice a peculiar twisting movement with the left front (LF) limb, but the mare appeared to walk out of… Read More

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Poor Performance

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Case Details: A 13-year-old Warmblood gelding, used for three day eventing, was presented to Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for evaluation of poor performance. Upon physical examination no abnormalities of heart… Read More