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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

Sudden Hind Limb Lameness

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

History: A 10-day-old crossbred filly was referred to the Internal Medicine Service at the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, with a one-day history of sudden hind limb lameness. Case Details:… Read More

No Hoof, No Horse: Treating the Abscess

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

You walk out to your barn in the morning and you see your horse three-legged or toe-touching lame and unwilling to walk. You start to panic, hoping it’s not something serious. However, you know he… Read More

Chronic Intermittent Right Front Lameness

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

History: A 10-year-old Warmblood gelding used for Intermediate Level dressage was referred for evaluation of a chronic intermittent right front (RF) lameness, which had become acutely exacerbated following a recent competition. The lameness failed to… Read More

Guidelines For Safely Trailering Your Horse

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

HAVE THE TRAILER IN GOOD REPAIR Making sure your trailer is in good shape will not only ensure the safety of your horse, but also the life of the trailer. Be sure to complete the… Read More

Otis: A Case of Inflammatory Airway Disease

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Otis, a toasted oat-colored 13-year-old horse, developed an occasional cough but it came and went with no predictable pattern or time of year. As a multi-sport athlete, some days the mysterious cough prevented Otis from… Read More

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