I will be the first to admit that I am really glad that I am practicing on horses in modern times, as opposed to just about any other times. For example, sedatives, the drugs that make horses sleepy, are wonderful, because they make horses so much easier to work on. Still, sometimes modern sedatives aren’t [...]
Don't be persuaded to avoid vaccinations for your horse by dopey ideas. Vaccines provide important health protection for your horse.
Currently, commonly used strategies for parasite control in adult horses are based on knowledge and concepts originally developed 40 years ago. An American Association of Equine Practitioner’s Task Force has re-examined the recommendations currently used and produced a comprehensive, updated set of guidelines to help veterinarians develop improved strategies and programs for parasite control in [...]
You find that the stamped expiration date on a bottle of horse medicine says that the drug expired 18 months ago. What do you do? If you give your horse a couple tablets, will it work? Could it maybe even hurt your horse? Let's look at some important questions.
For almost 100 years, veterinarians have puzzled over the cause of Theiler’s disease, a mysterious type of equine hepatitis that is linked to blood products and causes liver failure in up to 90% of afflicted animals. For years, the disease has been associated with vaccination with tetanus antitoxin – turns out that the problem isn’t [...]