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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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The Great Vaccine Debate

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Annual vaccinations are a large part of our preventative health strategy here at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. As your veterinarian we are happy to be one of your main sources of information concerning your horse’s health and vaccines.

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Electrophysiological studies in American Quarter horses with neuroaxonal dystrophy

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Neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) is a disease characterized by the sudden onset of neurologic signs in horses ranging from 4 to 36 months of age. Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy (EDM), a disease that has been associated with low vitamin E concentrations, is considered a more advanced form of NAD. The objective of this report is to describe the electrophysiological features of NAD/EDM in American Quarter horses (QHs).

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Pemphigus vulgaris in a Welsh pony stallion: case report and demonstration of antidesmoglein autoantibodies

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Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes and is rarely diagnosed in equids.

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Factors associated with survival in 148 recumbent horses

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This study demonstrates that the duration of clinical signs, response to treatment and the ability of horses to use a sling are associated with survival to hospital discharge for recumbent horses.

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Hemorrhage and blood loss–induced anemia associated with an acquired coagulation factor VIII inhibitor in a Thoroughbred mare

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Horses may develop inhibitory antibodies against factor VIII that cause acquired hemophilia A.

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