Veterinary Practice


Small Intestinal Colic Surgery and Predicting Survival

While surgical correction of colic in horses has been performed at referral hospitals for many years, it has been difficult for horse owners to get reliable information about survival rate. The prospect of extremely expensive colic surgery

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Vet’s Role in Purchase Exams

 The purchase examination can be one of the most confusing aspects of buying a horse. It might take weeks, or even months, of searching to find the most suitable horse. Then your efforts are held under the discretion of the examining

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Phlebotomy for Thickened Blood

Some Standardbred trotters develop a condition called red cell hypervolemia (RCHV), a thickening of the blood due to an increase in the number of red blood cells. This increase in red blood cells is a result of intense exercise programs, and is

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Look Into His Eyes

Look Into His Eyes

Your veterinarian has an array of instruments and techniques for examining your horse’s eyes.

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Uterine Tubal Patency Examination

Breeding is big business. Those who doubt need only look at the results of the 1998 Keeneland November breeding stock sale for verification. Prices for broodmares and weanlings soared–top price for a broodmare, $7 million; for a weanling, $1.5

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Foot/Lower Leg Wounds and Treatment

When you find your horse with a severe wound of the hoof or lower leg, you likely want to clean it up, remove any foreign matter such as fence wire, and apply antibiotics, right? However, this could make evaluation by your veterinarian more

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The Making of a Veterinarian

“We are pleased to notify you that you have been accepted by the College of Veterinary Medicine as a first-year student in the professional curriculum beginning August 22, 2002.” These few words are the light at the end of a long tunnel, and the beginning of a new pathway for people wanting to become veterinarians.

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Caesarean Sections

When your favorite basketball team is leading by a point and the clock is ticking down to the final seconds with your team in possession, time seems to move at a snail’s pace. Not so when your favorite mare is in labor and can’t seem to deliver

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For The Good of the Horse: Dubai Symposium 1996

As important as the formal lectures, however, was the opportunity for veterinarians from all over the world to meet and exchange ideas about how to best care for the horse. As the week unfolded, it became apparent that Sheikh Mohammed had

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Rectal Examination of a Colicky Horse

 Horses with signs of colic can be grouped into one of three categories:

  1. horses which are resolved after medical management at the farm;
  2. horses which are resolved after more intensive medical management at a referral

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Chiropractic: Modality of Movement

Chiropractors have been treating human patients on a professional basis in this country since before the turn of the century, but it has only been in recent years that this alternative form of therapy has been applied to a substantial number of horse

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Navicular Syndrome Treatment: The Brave New World

In spite of the best care given to horses in the history of their domesticated lives, record numbers of carefully bred, reared, and trained saddle horses are prevented from fully athletic lives by the crippling disease known as navicular syndrome.”n spite of the best

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Ovariectomy is a procedure that generally is performed to remove an abnormal ovary. Occasionally, an ovariectomy is performed in fillies or mares which have particularly bad behavior during their heat cycle in an effort to make them more

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Tendon Injuries in Horses

Tendon injuries can be extremely frustrating. The best way to deal with them is to make every effort to prevent them, or if possible, limit the degree of damage that occurs. Certainly some tendon injuries occur acutely without any warning, but

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