Acupuncture can be a great tool for gastro-intestinal issues, neurologic disorder, respiratory issues, and more. Dr. Alderman does acupuncture for equines as well as small animals.
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.
Compounding drugs is the process of customizing a drug for a horse when a commercially available one does not already exist. This is a necessity to meet the therapeutic goals for a horse’s health, and is important for successful veterinary care. Illegally compounded drugs are drugs which often are created as less expensive alternatives to FDA approved medication.
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurologic disease in horses caused by infection with the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona (SN). SN infects horses when they ingest the organism in contaminated feed or water. The definitive host of this organism is the opossum, which passes the organism in its feces.