A variety of sources can harbor infectious diseases that impact horses, from mosquitos and rodents to pastures and water supplies, to name a few – which is why it is integral to have a strategy in place to contain and resolve them.
In internationally-sanctioned competitions, horses must pass a number of inspections, most notably, “the jog”—overseen by a veterinary delegate and the ground jury to ensure the horses are fit to compete.
After growing up on a dairy farm in rural Vermont, Emily von Gal was pretty sure she didn’t want to work with large animals. Now, having spent the last 10 years as a CVT at the Hospital for Large Animals, she loves what she does. That has a lot to do with the animals, and types of animals she works with.