Equine and Small Companion Articles
The horse, the veterinarian, and the firetruck. Three totally different beings, but yet linked together in many cases in various ways. I listened this morning to the sounds of sirens screaming down the interstate behind our house and it reminded me of veterinary practice. More times than not, despite the best intentions by the horse…Read More
“No Foot, No Horse”. This is a common saying throughout the years that has stood the test of time and has remained truthful in many regards. The fact is that the horse is highly dependent upon their feet and thus, the external hoof capsule, for overall soundness and quality of life. The concept of hoof…Read More
Equine arthritis and bone degenerative changes are all too common in the horse industry. These changes can impact any joint, but commonly found in the fetlock, carpus or knee, hock or tarsus, stifle, hip and back region. The navicular bone and coffin bone are also commonly impacted and associated with navicular disease and pedal osteitis. …Read More
Wow! That is a very important question! How important is your horse’s gut health? What do you believe as a horse owner? For some owners and horses, the connection is real, such as in the case of ulcers, recurrent colic, or irritable bowel type of conditions, but for others, it may not be so obvious. …Read More
You want your horse sound and healthy, right? Not an easy request in many cases due to ongoing inflammation in the horse, which is very complex and multi-faceted. This process can impact their joints, back, neck, feet, behavior, and digestive tract. It can reach even further over time, when unregulated, and impact the proper function…Read More
Vitamin C is a well known nutrient, being found in many fruits, vegetables and from synthetic sources. This nutrient is a potent antioxidant and vital for many cellular functions, including tissue repair and immune health. Many dog owners likely don’t give vitamin C a second thought, regarding their dog’s health, cancer, or even recovery from…Read More
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