Old Bits: Leg Problems in Foals

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With foaling season well underway, it is an excellent time to review musculoskeletal problems commonly encountered. Early detection will help foals reach their maximum athletic potential. Incomplete Ossification of Cuboiclal Bones (IOCB) Cuboidal bones are the small bones found in the knee (carpus) and hock (tarsus). In the fetus, these …

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Ask the Expert: How to Deal With Cataracts in Horses

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Q: Can a cataract be successfully healed in a horse? If so, does their eyesight return to normal? Thank you. Dan A: Hello Dan, Yes. Cataracts in horses are classified by age of onset, cause, location and severity.  Many cases of cataracts in horses only partially obstruct vision making the …

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The COVID-19 Dilemma

Information from a Veterinarian for Horse and Pet Owners COVID-19 is a term that has rapidly acquired worldwide recognition.  The seriousness of this highly contagious disease is inescapable.  The situation and information regarding COVID-19 is fast changing.  Below is recently collated information from three veterinary sources:  the American Association of …

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Keeping Your Senior Horse Healthy

December 2017

Be Prepared for the Predictable Changes of Aging by Dr. David Sauter DVM   Horses are living longer and healthier lives. While humans are considered to be seniors at 65 years and older, when are horses senior? It helps to have a basis to compare “human years” to “horse years” …

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Equine Wellness Exam

Annual Veterinary Visit Can Improve Overall Health by David Sauter, DVM   An annual wellness examination by your veterinarian is a great way to assess your horse’s overall health. The purpose of the wellness examination in a horse is similar to that of a human wellness exam. The focus is …

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