A Veterinarian’s Tips on Prepping for an Endurance Ride

A Veterinarian’s Tips on Prepping for an Endurance Ride

A lot goes into maintaining an endurance horse’s health and safety, which can feel overwhelming to someone looking to get into the sport. To help we’ve put together this introduction to endurance, with considerations for keeping your horse happy and healthy on the...
Client Seminar: Veterinary Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Client Seminar: Veterinary Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Please join us at the clinic for our fourth client continuing education session of the season on Wed., March 13, at 6:30 p.m. During this event, Dr. Joanne Fehr will present the benefits of chiropractic and acupuncture care for your equine and small animal family. Dr....
Strangles Testing: Why Is It So Darned Complicated? 

Strangles Testing: Why Is It So Darned Complicated? 

When it comes to diagnosing strangles (Streptococcus equi subsp. equi), we can choose from four diagnostic testing methods. But why do we recommend the testing we do?  Guttural pouch lavage. This is the gold standard diagnostic for strangles testing. Strangles-causing...
Fun Facts About Donkeys

Fun Facts About Donkeys

Happy World Donkey Day! In honor of our long-eared friends, we’d like to share a little donkey trivia. Thanks to Dr. Gemma, our large animal internal medicine specialist (and yes, even the smallest donkeys still qualify as “large animals”), for helping round up these...
Monitoring the Post-Foaling Mare

Monitoring the Post-Foaling Mare

Make Sure She’s Producing Adequate Colostrum and Milk If the mare is not producing milk, the foal will need supplemental milk for nutrition and a plasma transfusion to provide adequate immunity to prevent a blood infection (sepsis). The mare might need additional feed...
Case Study: A Goat with Bladder Stones

Case Study: A Goat with Bladder Stones

One of the most frequent medical emergencies in goats is a condition called urolithiasis, which is obstruction of the urinary tract from stones. The most common cause is over conditioning (obesity) and suboptimal diet. It is primarily a disorder of neutered male...