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Fixing the Plight of a Pony

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

When Pippa dislocated her hock in a training accident, the injury looked gruesome, but a veterinarian expert in healing fractures was optimistic she could recover.

Pippa, a small brown and white pony standing in a fenced in area

Healing a Fractured Tibia

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

When a 3-week-old filly was diagnosed with a broken leg, her owners feared the worst. But new technology and veterinary expertise brought them hope.

Renaud family posing with their Percheron mare and her filly, Ruby in a field.

Ready or Not: Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Whether a natural disaster that requires a region to evacuate, or an incident involving a single barn, it is important to be prepared for all types of emergency situations. Following, find advice from the American… Read More

Teamwork Helps Thoroughbred Seize the Day

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

“Carpe Diem is a bold, athletic horse with opinions of his own, so the reward is huge when we overcome challenges together,” says Sara Florin of her 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. “He’s taught me a lot… 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

EHV-1: How to Prevent and Manage the Infection on Your Farm

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Equine Herpesvirus type 1 associated myeloencephalopathy (EHM) EHV-1 is a common viral infection worldwide that is mostly spread by reactivation of virus in non-symptomatic, latently (silently) infected horses. Although many infections go unrecognized, some are… Read More

Seeing Red: Reminder About Red Maple Toxicity

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The bright colors and fallen leaves of autumn are beautiful to look at, which makes for great riding excursions. But they also bring a potentially fatal danger to horses. The leaves and bark of the… Read More

Maple leaves side by side for comparison to deterimine which is the Red Maple leaf

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