Nathan M. Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT

Nathan M. Slovis DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT, received his DVM from Purdue University. He is board certified in large animal internal medicine and he is currently the Director of the McGee Medical Center at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. His special interests are in neonatology, infectious diseases, and hyperbaric medicine (in which he is certfied as a hyperbaric technologist).

Articles by: Nathan M. Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT

Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

Lawsonia intracellularis: A Clinical Perspective

Dr. Nathan Slovis of Haygard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., discusses clinical signs and treatment of equine proliferative enteropathy, an intestinal disease that primarily affects foals.

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Lawsonia intracellularis

Lawsonia intracellularis bacteria can cause intestinal disease in horses, pigs, and other species worldwide. The syndrome in horses is often called equine proliferative enteropathy, or EPE.

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Lawsonia: Emerging Concern for Horse Industry

PE is caused by the obligately intracellular (can only survive in cells) bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis, which causes an unusual pathology: intracellular growth causes proliferation of the cells lining the SI), thickening the mucosa.

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Technical Equine Rescue

In today’s world, a natural or man-made disaster can strike at any time. The only defense we have is preparation. Unfortunately, many animals are dragged, stranded, drowned, or dropped during attempted rescues by untrained personnel. Rescuers often get hurt, and the animals might be more injured by the rescue than they were during the accident. Rescuing these animals shouldn’t be a rodeo. Man

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The Inflammatory Cascade

Equine pharmaceutical companies are developing new drugs every year that have the ability to reduce inflammation and pain associated with various horse injuries.

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Resuscitating Foals

Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR, previously called CPR) is the restoration of spontaneous circulation (a heart beat) with the preservation of neurologic (brain) function. The most common and immediate problem requiring CPCR is an

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EPM: A Vet’s View

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a serious neurological disease and a common cause of ataxia (lack of coordinated movements) and weakness in horses. The causative agent of EPM is Sarcocystis neurona, a protozoan parasite that infects

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