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?
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.
BUTE, BANAMINE AND PREVICOX
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 than this article is a must 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.
EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA
Equine infectious anemia (more commonly known as "Coggins") popps up every year and affects horses of all ages and breeds. You can read about the disease here. If you want to see the most recent data on EIA in Canada you can go to the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System website.
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.
INFECTIOUS RESPIRATORY ISSUES
PREGNANCY AND FOALING
Keeping your animals healthy, at home and on the road, starts with some simple steps. Take a look at this booklet, produced by the AbVMA, to help you set up a strong biosecurity program for your herd.