Amanda Martabano House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Amanda Martabano House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an assistant professor in the department of large animal clinical sciences at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Articles by: Amanda Martabano House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Mucousy Manure

Mucousy Manure

What could cause an older horse that’s not eating well to have mucous-covered manure?

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Vaccinations Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

New developments in vaccines and current literature on equine immunizations were the focus of discussion at the vaccination Table Topic during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The attending practitioners actively participated in the discussion with questions and comments on immunizations for various diseases. All agreed that

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Managing Severe Colic in the Field (AAEP 2011)

Recurrent Colic Diagnosis

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year.

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery, many diagnostics are available to help pinpoint the most likely cause of recurrent colic.

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Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won’t give it because it’s off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I cannot imagine my foals not having that protection from his or her first moments.
A: Rabies vaccination can be administered in the last trimester of pregnancy prior to delivery

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Equine Rabies: What Every Horse Owner Should Know

Rabies is a life-threatening neurological disease that can be spread from horses to humans. Once horses show clinical signs of rabies, death generally occurs in two to four days. Learn how to protect your horse and yourself.

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Can We Prevent Strangles?

Strangles is a dreaded disease for horse owners. It is caused by bacterial infection with Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (referred to as S. equi). The bacteria typically infect the upper airway and lymph nodes of the head and neck. Strangles has affected horses for centuries, is highly contagious, can recur on farms with previous outbreaks, and is one of the most commonl

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Septicemia in Foals

Septicemia can manifest as pneumonia, diarrhea, meningitis (inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord), and joint and/or umbilical infections in the foal.

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