Below are some articles that contain important information on common conditions and common questions that arise in equine medicine and in the course of caring for horses. You can click on the picture corresponding to the information to read the articles. Please reach out if you have any questions on any of the topics (or about anything else).
Colic - the very word breaths fear into every horse owner. But what exactly is colic? And can you do anything to prevent it? Click here to read more.
NON INFECTIOUS RESPIRATORY DISEASES
Horses have the largest lungs of any of our domestic animals. This means that they are very susceptible to a large number of airway conditions. We have many tools that can be used to differentiate between the causes so a treatment plan can be tailored to your horse. Click here to read.
BUTE, BANAMINE AND PREVICOX
In the horse world we use these medications every day, but what do they do? Can they be used together? With other medications? What kind of side effects and risks come with using these meds. Click here to read more.
CUSHINGS VS METABOLIC SYNDROME
Is your horse a little "fluffier" than normal. Are they cresty and an easy keeper? Have the foundered? If you answered yes to any of these then this article is a must read. Click here to read.
Proper vaccinations are essential to keeping your horses healthy. This is a quick explanation of how vaccines work and some of the diseases we can protect against. Click here to read more.
We all know that deworming is an essential part of herd care, but what are we targeting and which dewormer should we use? Click here to read more.
EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA
Equine infectious anemia (more commonly known as "Coggins") pops up every year and affects horses of all ages and breeds. If you want to see the most recent data on EIA in Canada you can go to the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System website. Click here to read more.
Gastric ulcers have been long diagnosed in horses and have long been blamed for a lot of symptoms, including cinchiness, bucking, weight loss and poor conditions. And for good reason. Ulcers can have a profound effect on an animals outward appearance and their behaviour. Click here to read more.
There is much controversy in the horse world about what causes arthritis at certain ages. Certainly high work loads place extra pressure on joints and injuries can cause arthritis in an otherwise healthy joint. What do we mean when we say arthritis? How does it occur and what can be done to keep these horses comfortable, and even performing. Click here to read more.
A dreaded word for all horse owners, and a diagnosis that can end a horses career, and even life. It is often thought that there is only one cause of laminitis, and one way to prevent it, but this isn't necessarily true. Click here to read more.
An extremely common diagnosis for a lot of horses in the western disciplines. But what do we mean when we say a horse has navicular syndrome? Click here to read more.
WHY SHOULD I DO A PRE PURCHASE?
If you are looking to purchase a horse, a pre-purchase exam is money well spent, even if you don't end up purchasing the horse. Learn what all is included in a pre-purchase exam and how to make it a successful experience. Click here to read more.
Teeth are almost as important as feet to a horse and given how horses teeth form, and continue to grow, there are many things to consider when evaluating a horses's teeth. Click here to read more.
No one likes to see their horse injured or be in need of a vet, but unfortunately it happens. There are many things you can do at home on your own, as well as things you can do while waiting for the vet to arrive. Click here to read more.
INFECTIOUS RESPIRATORY ISSUES
Infectious respiratory diseases can be scary, and they can spread like wildfire. Click here to read more.
While there are many great treatments in Western medicine, sometimes there are things that can be done to help a horse heal that can't necessarily be explained by science. Or science is just taking its time to work out why these things work. Click here to read more.
PREGNANCY AND FOALING
Foaling is a very exciting time for a mare owner - when things go right. In most cases you will come out and find a happy mare and foal and you'll just get to kick back and watch the miracle of babies. But what is normal? And what should you watch for? Click here to read more.
Wounds come in all shapes and sizes. And depending on where they are, depends on how serious they end up. A large would may actually be relatively minor and a small poke may be devastating. Click here to read more.