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First Responders Reflect on Oklahoma Tornado

First Responders Reflect on Oklahoma Tornado, Horses

On Monday, May 20, 2013, an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma killing more than 200 horses. Veterinarians and volunteers worked almost around the clock to capture and care for the surviving horses and livestock....
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Adequan Expected to Hit Market in Late August

Adequan Expected to Hit Market in Late August

Adequan may hit the shelves much earlier than originally expected. Luitpold Animal Health announced a revised target date of late August for the re-release of the company's products to the market....
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Tips to Prevent Winter Colic

Tips to Prevent Winter Colic

As the temperatures drop, the number of colic calls received by veterinarians rises. While not all colic can be prevented, paying attention to your horse's management can go a long way to decrease the incidence, and any suf...
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Horse Feed Recall

Horse Feed Recall

Western Feed is voluntarily recalling horse feed distributed in Nebraska and Wyoming. Two lots of Kountry Buffet 14% feed should not be fed according to the company because it may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin) which...
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Stable Fire Kills 15 Horses in Georgia

Stable Fire Kills 15 Horses in Georgia

Thanksgiving Day stable fire killed more than a dozen horses in Georgia. The raging blaze destroyed New Vintage Farm located in Woodstock on Thursday morning....
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Saving Nova: The Therapy Horse Helping Kids

Saving Nova: The Therapy Horse Helping Kids

Nova is one of seven hors­es that live with a family of adopted and foster kids. Ranging in ages from 7 to 16, they have all left behind difficult circumstances for better lives, but mental scars still linger. Nova gives ...
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MRI Key to Diagnosing Dressage Horse's Lameness

MRI Key to Diagnosing Dressage Horse's Lameness

The farrier did her feet that week, and Legato, known as Lexi, improved. MacGuinness chalked it up to a shoeing imbalance, but gave the big Warmblood mare the winter off, just in case....
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Banamine and Bute: Often Used

Banamine and Bute: Often Used, but Misused in Equine Treatment

Let your vet be your guide   by Doug Thal, DVM DABVP   "Hey Doc… my horse has been colicky since last night. I gave her some Banamine® and she seemed OK for a while, but now she doesn’t look so good…...
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Veterinarian: Taking a Bite out of Equine Dental Work

Veterinarian: Taking a Bite out of Equine Dental Work

A few nights ago, a 16-year old Tennessee Walker gelding was referred to our veterinary practice by another vet for severe colic. The horse arrived dead in the trailer. It recently had dental work performed. Find equine d...
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6 Horse Health Tips for Cold Weather

6 Horse Health Tips for Cold Weather

Winter is here and could smack parts of the East Coast with blizzard conditions. Here are six veterinarian recommended horse health tips to keep your horses happy and healthy during the cold and icy days of winter....
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5 Cold Weather Tips to Keep Horses Safe

5 Cold Weather Tips to Keep Horses Safe

Bitterly cold temperatures are dealing many eastern states a blow. Snow is already on the ground and more continues to fall. Here are five important tips to keep your horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter....
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Veterinary Team Solves Post-Foaling Emergency

Veterinary Team Solves Post-Foaling Emergency

Three hours after foaling the placenta was very retained. The timing is crucial on the placenta passing, because mares can get septic shock as the tissue starts to degrade in the uterus....
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Colic 911

Colic 911

The most common reason horses require emergency veterinary care is colic, the general term for abdominal pain. Colic is considered the number-one killer of horses....
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The new technology captures three-dimensional, high-resolution computed tomography (CT) images in the standing and moving horse without the need for anesthesia.

Barrel Racer's Mystery Injury Solved

The barrel racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive....
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24 horses killed in barn fire CT

UPDATE: Two Dozen Horses Killed in Connecticut Barn Fire

Twenty four horses perished on Dec. 27 in one of the nation’s worst barn fires in recent history. The early-morning blaze at the Patricelli family’s Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT, impacted the main barn, where two d...
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Getting Your Horse Winter Ready

Getting Your Horse Winter Ready

Unless heated automatic watering sources are being properly used, outdoor water buckets often freeze. Eating dry hay without water and being returned to a barn with more dry hay and unpalatable ice cold water, is an unplann...
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Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Authorities responded to Cypress Trails Equestrian Center in Humble after more than a foot of rain deluged parts of Houston in a 24 hour period. Horses struggled to keep their heads above the rising floodwaters as onlook...
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Fire Strikes Horse Stable

10 Horses Die in California Stable Fire

80 Firefighters Ten horses died in a California stable fire that is being called suspicious, according to the fire chief. It happened early Sunday morning at C&K Horse Ranch in Montebello. Flames and smoke bill...
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Crowley's Sales Barn and Stable

Horse Dies in Fire at Crowley's Sales Barn in MA

Barn Fire One horse is dead after an intense fire at Crowley's Sales Barn and Stables in Massachusetts. Several other horses were saved. Agawam Fire Lt. James Deming says 8 to 12 horses were in the barn...
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Big Bones and Little Chef Die in Horse Trailer Accident

Graphic Video: Two Horses Killed in Horrific Trailer Accident

It was supposed to be a fun day of trail riding for two Maryland brothers, but the day ended in tragedy over the weekend. Jesse Pearsall said in a post his two-horse trailer was cut off by another vehicle causing them...
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