Dillon’s summer allergies were managed for several years with oral antihistamines, though he often had flare-ups requiring the more potent anti-inflammatory action of corticosteroids to control. Frustrated with Dillon’s troublesome itch, his owner requested an acupuncture appointment
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. . .
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.
Because horses no longer live the grazing lifestyle of their wild kin, they need dental care to ensure that the dental arcade is balanced and they have no problematic oral issues. A veterinarian should complete an oral exam on a regular basis to ensure your horse is able to eat and perform happily and healthfully.
We know that the hoof is the primary cause of lameness in a horse. As the saying goes, “No hoof, no horse”. To set your horse up for success in the long term, the first thing we’re looking for is that balanced hoof. To understand your horse's hoof balance, we'll look at the dorsal/palmar relationship, the medial/lateral relationship, the symmetry of the solar surface, and the medial/lateral heel relationship.