CVM, WT Partnership Promoted At TSCRA Convention

Dr. Glennon Mays, director of recruiting and student services at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), and Dr. Chris Womack, a CVM alumnus and mixed animal practitioner from San Angelo, promoted the CVM’s partnership with West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) with the CVM’s booth at the Texas and Southwest Cattle […]

Strangles: Understanding Equine Distemper and Purpura Haemorrhagica

One of the most alarming of infectious diseases in the equine industry is Strangles, which is noted for the characteristic large swelling of lymph nodes under the jaw or in the throat area. Sometimes the node enlargement progresses to the point of interfering with airway or swallowing functions creating a concern that the patient might […]

Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

In the good old summertime ….. it’s just plain old hot!  For equestrian riding enthusiasts this may necessitate paying extra attention to your horse’s physical needs and changing your riding habits to avoid heat stress. “Heat related illness such as heat stress can quickly become heat exhaustion if preventive measures are not taken,” notes Dr. […]

Shoo Fly … Don’t Bother Me!-

Shoo fly, don’t bother me!  Summer time is prime time for increased numbers of various types of flies that can irritate your horse and you.  Put away that fly swatter because there are better measures that can be taken to limit the number of stable flies. “Stable flies, horse flies, black flies, deer flies, sand […]

Topical Wound Care for Horses

Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen. Your horse comes in with a wound that needs care and attention. Do you know the best first aid for your horse’s needs? “A wound to your horse’s body can take the form of an abrasion, puncture or full thickness skin cut,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at […]

Horse Summer Dermatitis

“Sweet…”, as a modern term, denotes pleasure and enjoyment.  However, for a horse, sweet itch can be anything but “sweet…”. “Sweet Itch, also known as summer eczema or equine dermatitis, is one of several seasonal allergies that your horse may encounter,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

Horse Foaling

Newborns evoke a smile and the birth of a foal is no different.  Horse owners greatly anticipate the birth of a foal and are wise to prepare the mare for the birth. “On average, a mare is pregnant 340 days before giving birth,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College […]

Meeting Your Horse’s Needs in the Winter Months

Cold weather brings extra responsibilities for horse caregivers. Proper nutrition, access to water, adequate shelter, regular hoof care, and, depending on circumstances, dental attention, vaccinations, and parasite control are all winter concerns for the equine enthusiast. “Preparing your horse for winter should begin before the first chilling winds hit,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate […]

Trick or Treat, Give Me Something Good to Eat!

Trick or Treat, give me something good to eat!  There are a number of healthy treats that your horse can enjoy.  These treats can provide pleasure and add beneficial nutrients to your horse’s diet.  However, they can also precipitate into behavioral problems. “Some fruits and vegetables make healthy horse treats,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical […]

Keeping Your Horse Cool in the Summer

Cool as a cucumber … but what if you are a horse!  Summer heat and humidity can be a dangerous combination for active horses. “Heat and humidity affect the horse, and with intense exercising, the excess heat has difficulty dissipating,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]


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