A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.Read More
Harry Werner, VMD
Harry W. Werner, VMD, is a Connecticut equine practitioner with special interests in lameness, purchase examinations, wellness care, and owner education. Dedicated staff, continuing education and technological advances enable his practice to offer high-quality patient care and client service in a smaller, general equine practice environment. A committed AAEP member since 1979, Dr. Werner is has served as AAEP Vice President and, in 2009, as AAEP President, and he is a past president of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association.
Articles by Harry Werner, VMD
Can melanomas spread to a horse’s central nervous system? If so, are there any treatments available?Read More
A well-attended Table Topic session on equine Lyme disease was held at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The audience agreed that the disease is more common in certain parts of the United States than in others, with most cases occurring in the Northeast. Diagnosis is often subjective rather than definitive, and it is important toRead More
Reflecting upon the last 25 years in equine veterinary medicine, it is difficult to limit the list of changes to a single page. Since The Horse has done an excellent job of educating horse owners about diagnostic and therapeutic advances inRead More
Any list of clinical signs, conditions, or circumstances that should trigger a call for veterinary help could be endless. Due to the many subtleties and variables involved in episodes of injury or illness, a “do call vs. don’t call checklist”Read More
Joint trauma can severely limit performance and seriously affect the quality of your horse’s daily life. Owners want and need to know how best to manage equine joint disease. The most important factor in successful treatment is early detection and diagnosis.
Any of the components of joints–the joint capsule, synovial membrane, synovial fluid, cartilage, bone, and ligaments–can bRead More
Q: I’m in the market for my first horse. I’ve seen people at my barn buy horses, and they always have a veterinarian check the horse over before making the purchase. What exactly does the veterinarian check for and why is this so important?Read More
Posted by Harry Werner, VMD | Jun 1, 1997 | Article, Computed Tomography (CT), Endoscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Purchase Exams, Radiography (X rays), Scintigraphy, Thermography, Ultrasound
As the name suggests, purchase exams are an exploratory process designed to evaluate the physical condition of a horse before you commit to a purchase. It is performed by a veterinarian and is, before anything else, a comprehensive physicalRead More