Your Guide to Equine Health Care

Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM

Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM, practices large animal medicine in Northern California, with particular interests in equine wound management and geriatric equine care. She and her husband have three children, and she writes fiction and creative nonfiction in her spare time.

Articles by: Christy Corp-Minamiji, DVM

Selecting a New Horse

Important factors to consider when buying a horse include use, conformation, temperament, health, and history.

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Dentistry in Horses

Horses’ teeth are very different from humans, and they need special dental care at least annually. Learn about routine dental exams, common dental problems, and routine equine dentistry procedures with Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji.

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Young Horse Part 2: Six Months to 1.5 Years

How you manage, feed, and care for a young horse can affect his future performance and quality of life. Weaning, diet, housing, growth patterns, and proper preventive care can help your youngster develop into a healthy adult horse.

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Young Horse Part 3: 18-24 Months

The second year of a horse’s life brings significant changes not only in his development, but also in his use. Lanky yearlings, though perhaps still hip-or- wither- high, broaden and become more proportional.

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Conformation and Limb Deformities in Horses

Learn about leg conformation and angular, flexural, and rotational limb deformities in horses such as bow legs, knock knees, and club feet, and when to call the vet about these problems with Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji of Davis, Calif.

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Gelding/Castrating Male Horses

Why and when should you geld or castrate a stallion, and what’s involved in the procedure? How should you care for the new gelding afterward? Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji of Davis, California, explains.

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