What does it mean to be a specialist?

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Veterinary medicine has changed in recent years with more practitioners choosing to become board certified in a specific area of practice. This allows us to have a more precise focus in one particular area like surgery or medicine. Steinbeck Country

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Advances in Lameness

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It is an exciting time to be a veterinarian who makes his/her living by diagnosing and treating lameness in horses. Our ability to diagnose lameness has improved dramatically over the past decade with the explosion of technology available. Several newer therapies are now available for certain lameness conditions, and are a nice addition to the therapeutic options available.

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome in Adult Horses

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is prevalent in our equine population and can be a cause of suboptimal performance and behavioral issues. It has been estimated that approximately one to two thirds of adult horses have gastric ulcers depending on level of work and management practices.

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“EGUS”: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

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How many of you can think back to vague signs in your horse including intermittent colic, poor performance, changes in attitude, poor hair coat or poor body condition? It may be worth looking into EGUS or Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome in your horse.

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Ultrasound: An Invaluable Tool In Equine Medicine

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There was a time when the only practical use of ultrasound in equine medicine was to diagnose pregnancies and bowed tendons. With recent advancements in ultrasound technology, the image quality has improved tremendously. It is now possible to identify subtle injuries and to image parts of the horse that before now could not be seen.

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