All owners should know their horses’ normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here’s a review.Read More
Christina S. Cable, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Christina S. Cable, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, owns Early Winter Equine in Lansing, New York. The practice focuses on primary care of mares and foals and performance horse problems.
Articles by Christina S. Cable, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Posted by Christina S. Cable, DVM, Dipl. ACVS | Apr 14, 2014 | Article, Breeding and Reproduction, Colostrum, Failure Of Passive Transfer, Feeding Foals and Young Horses, Foal Care, Foal Care and Problems, Immune System, Mare Care and Problems
To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.Read More
Anthrax naturally occurs in grazing animals (cattle, sheep, and goats), as these species are the most susceptible to the bacteria, but virtually all mammals—including horses and humans—can contract this disease.Read More
Lyme disease is a problem more commonly thought to occur in our canine and human friends than horses. However, occur it does, and it can have a wide range of signs and symptoms. This disease is a perplexing and confusing one to diagnose and treaRead More
One of the most frequent terms you will hear used by veterinarians during breeding season is Caslick’s. This mare needs one, or this mare is due to foal in 16 days and her Caslick’s needs to be opened. If you are not familiar with broodmares, or haven’t spent a lot of time around them, then this term might be unfamiliar.
What is a Caslick’s Procedure?
In a 1937 volume of theRead More
Referral centers are those clinics or hospitals that offer diagnostic and therapeutic options not readily available or possible in a field (barn) type situation. These can include diagnostic modalities such as endoscopy with or without a treadmill, ultrasound, scintigraphy, and radiography, just to name a few. Referral centers can also offer a wide range of surgical care–on an elective orRead More
Orphan–the name itself evokes sadness and sympathy. A baby without a mother, in this case a foal. Whether it occurs through the death of the mare, or just that the mare cannot produce milk or will not take care of her foal, it all leads to one problem: how to care for the foal.
In the past, there have been two standard options:
- Raise the foal by hand as an orphan, using some Read More