What To Expect When Your Horse Is Expecting

Witnessing the birth of an animal can be a beautiful experience, but it can also be stressful or even scary if things do not go as planned. While most animals can give birth with little to no human interference, it’s still important to be prepared and watch for signs that help is needed. Dr. Leslie […]

Handling Gastric Ulcers In Horses

Stomach ulcers are often associated with stress, but they can also be caused by a variety of factors, including diet and medications. For horses, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is a common condition that is often diagnosed without its true cause ever being known. Between 50-90% of horses will experience this condition at some point […]

The Steps For Conquering Colic In Horses

No one enjoys the queasy feeling of a stomach-ache, which can turn eating into a chore, while leaving most of us slightly, if not extremely, irritable. A horse dealing with colic is no stranger to these feelings or symptoms. Because learning how to spot when a horse is experiencing colic and when to call the […]

Scratching The Surface Of Atopic Dermatitis

For many people and pets, spring (aka “allergy season”) is a time of excessive sneezing, itching, and scratching. For some pets, however, their allergy season is never ending, lasting into summer, fall, and winter. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Adam Patterson, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses […]

Taking A Raincheck On Equine Rain Rot

While rain and drizzle can be good for crops and counting sheep at night, wet weather is also suitable for two less desirable things—fungi and bacteria. The spread of either type of organism can leave horses susceptible to developing rotten skin conditions, the most rotten and prevalent being rain rot.  As in the calm before […]

Bad To The Bone: Fibrous Osteodystrophy In Large Animals

Horses, camels, llamas, and alpacas have more of a bone to pick with metabolic bone diseases—diseases associated with dietary deficiencies—than many owners realize. Fibrous osteodystrophy, in particular, can have serious consequences if not caught and treated early. Dr. Evelyn MacKay, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences […]

Taking The Right Steps: What To Know About Hoof Care

In the equine world, the saying “no hoof, no horse” is well-worn for a reason.  A correct foot care regimen may be the key to keeping a horse happy and trotting, and having a good working relationship with a farrier is essential to solving and preventing common hoof problems.  Jason Maki, a farrier at Texas […]

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth: Equine Dental Care

February is National Pet Dental Health month, a time when pet owners are reminded that routine oral care is an important aspect of their animal’s well-being. Just like their small animal counterparts, large animals such as horses also require veterinary attention to keep their mouths in top shape. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor […]

Cancer And Large Animals

Cancer is a unique ailment in that it can be found in nearly every species, no matter how small or how large. Luckily, our fight against cancer is as widespread as the disease itself and veterinarians are able to provide treatment to many animals, from cats and dogs to cows and horses. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, […]

What To Know About Vesicular Stomatitis

Vesicular stomatitis, or VSV, is a virus endemic to the warmer regions of North, Central, and South America. Texans with livestock and horses are likely familiar with the disease, as outbreaks of VSV typically occur in the state every few years. The current national outbreak of VSV began on April 13, when the National Veterinary […]

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