Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. Her areas of interest include Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, and genetic diseases of horses.

Articles by: Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

How Your Horse Sees

Dr. Sharon Spier, U.C. Davis, Calif., explains horses’ vision; what a horse sees in a collected frame, equine night vision, how blind spots affect the approach to jumps, and much more!

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Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection). This article covers the history of this disease as well as therapy and prevention methods.

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