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August 29, 2018

Arthritis, we hear that term many times a day around the stables.  But what does it really mean? There are many types of arthritis that occur in animals and people.  In horses arthritis is most often the result of trauma to the skeletal structure, most often to the lower front legs and feet.

When we look at the horse’s legs and feet we tend to see petite limbs holding up massive animals. The fact is though that the legs of horses are extremely strong if allowed to develop normally and the feet are really much bigger than they appear.  H...

November 18, 2017

We have discussed the structure of the hoof but we need to talk a bit about what can infect the hoof or foot and ask what can we do about it.

Some of the most common infections of the hoof are what veterinarians call iatrogenic problems. What does that mean?          

Iatrogenic in simple terms means we did it ourselves.

Some things that are commonly iatrogenic are infections or abscesses from nails placed too deep by the farrier. Although this does not happen often, probably once per thousand nails, it...

August 24, 2017

Question to Auz:

“My 20 yr old appaloosa is getting a little bit stiff and he certainly seems to be a bit more stiff in the heat. What do you recommend?” – Too Hot to Trot

Dear Too Hot to Trot,

There are a number of things to consider in a 20 year old horse with stiffness.

My first suggestion is to ask your AAEP accredited equine veterinarian to do a complete physical examination.  Here’s why.

One of my neighbors is a 20 year old mare who has long term arthritis in her forefeet.  Interestingly, she is more lame when the weather is warm than when...

June 8, 2017

In the wild, horses do not get vaccines for flu, tetanus, sleeping sickness, or anything else.  In the wild, many get sick and die as a result. 

Using vaccines to protect your horse makes sense.  We all love our horses and we want them to remain as healthy as possible.  Having your veterinarian give necessary vaccines to your horse on a regular basis is the smart horsemanship thing to do.

Here are some reasons why...

Equine influenza, like human influenza, could kill your horse.  Yet a simple vaccine combination can either prevent th...

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