As all of this rainwater freezes, our horses are at risk of falling on icy paths and pastures. Here are some ways to prevent this from happening, and what to do if it does happen.
Laminitis can be defined as inflammation of the laminae that anchor the coffin bone within the hoof capsule.
Another term that may be encountered in discussions about laminitis is founder, which refers to the rotational and downward movement of the coffin bone within the hoof capsule. This sometimes occurs in severe cases of laminitis due to the breakdown of these crucial laminar attachments.
Vaccine reactions are rare, usually mild, and can vary based on a horse's reaction to a particular adjuvant, route, or sensitivity. Your horse may react with hives to an IM vaccine one year, and have no reaction to an intranasal vaccine of for the same infection. Learn more about managing your horse's vaccine reactions. . .
The Sung Oyate (Horse People) is a group of veterinarians, veterinary students, farriers, and veterinary technicians that travel each summer to provide veterinary care to the equines on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dr. Alderman has traveled to South Dakota to work with the Sung Oyate for three years now.