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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.

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

Equine Vital Card

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Knowing your horse’s normal vital signs is essential. Being familiar with them can help you to determine if he is not feeling well, is distressed, or during exercise whether he has reached his limit or… Read More

Progressive Hind Limb Lameness

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

History An eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding was presented for evaluation of a left hind limb lameness. The horse had sustained a wound over the lateral aspect of the left hind cannon bone approximately two weeks prior… Read More

Keep Up-to-Date on Your Vaccinations

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Spring has sprung! Have your horses received their spring shots yet? Check our suggested vaccination schedule, courtesy of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, to see if your horses are up-to-date on all of the… Read More