Blog Archives

“EGUS”: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

Untitled-1

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.

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Ultrasound: An Invaluable Tool In Equine Medicine

2007-6 WT USb

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.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

“Doc, My Horse Has A Big Swollen Chest…”

PFDrWT2-08

Pigeon Fever, also known as Dryland Distemper, is a bacterial disease caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. The disease is endemic in California, but has now also made its way through most of the western states. The disease is most commonly seen in the fall, but don’t let your guard down, as it can occur at any time during the year.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized