Login | Sign Up

  •  Not Registered? Click Here

Select Page

Working With Morocco’s Horses


Since no typed words will truly describe the goings on in Fez and the Fondouk, I can only recommend that anyone who gets the chance try and visit Morocco. Be forewarned that the culture is very different in all respects, and as...

Read More

Time to Go

I am sitting in the train, which has just pulled out of the Fez station. I had no idea that I would have so much trouble leaving. I’m actually finding myself a bit choked up, after having made so many new friends and...

Read More

Last Glance

Well, the end of my stint here is approaching. I spent little time in the hospital today in order to get some last minute things done before heading back across the Atlantic. I finally got a chance to see the Medina! The Medina...

Read More

Fresh Wound

Today was exciting and fast-paced. Since it wasn’t nearly as busy as yesterday, I enjoyed taking a little more time with the patients. Today’s funny moment was during another teeth floating. This mule had a mouth...

Read More

Crowd Control

Today was the busiest day in the clinic since I arrived. It’s just our luck that Houssine, the large animal technician is on vacation this week, magnifying the craziness. An overwhelming number of mules and donkeys came in...

Read More

Horse Show

I spent a fantastic Sunday afternoon at the horse show. Doc drove us about two hours to the Royal Polo Club Equestre Dar Es-Salam in Rabat, where “la Semaine du Cheval” (the Week of the Horse) is going on. This event...

Read More

Poster for Parasite Control

I have to admit that I slept in a little bit this morning after last night’s long colic escapade. The colicking horse from last night died early this morning. We couldn’t find any specific or focal lesion on...

Read More


Today was a very long one. We made it back from the animal souk just as the Fondouk opened at 7:30 this morning. The souk was not very busy today, but the scene was very much how I had imagined it would be. The market takes...

Read More

Local Beliefs

I have wanted to write a little bit about the animal trading, donating, etc that goes on here at the Fondouk. The perfect opportunity presented itself today in the form of one very funny situation. This one had us all laughing...

Read More

Learning Experience

The donkey that came in with colic yesterday did not make it. We continued supportive therapy today, but it was too little too late. On necropsy, we found that most of the small intestine was compromised and necrotic. The lesion...

Read More

Back to Work

Finally back to work! I spent most of the morning with an influx of goats and sheep. One ewe had been in labor for 6 days, and we extracted an emacerated fetus. A billy goat came in with an obstructed urethra and severely...

Read More