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 […]

Reining In The Facts On Equine Strangles

Since the first vaccine was invented in 1796, the practice of immunization has transformed how we view infectious diseases, taking many pathogenic invaders from being deadly threats to easily preventable maladies. For humans and animals alike, vaccines are important healthcare tools. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

CVM Researcher Discovers Domestic Horse Breed Has Third-Lowest Genetic Diversity

Story by Margaret Preigh A recent study by Dr. Gus Cothran, professor emeritus at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has found that the Cleveland Bay (CB) horse breed has the third-lowest genetic variation level of domestic horses, ranking above only the notoriously inbred Friesian and Clydesdale breeds. This lack […]

CVM Researcher Fights Antibiotic Resistance, Improves Foal Health

Story by Margaret Preigh Dr. Noah Cohen, the Patsy Link Chair in Equine Research at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has identified an alternative treatment for foal pneumonia that avoids the use of often over-prescribed antibiotics. In research funded by the Morris Animal Foundation, Cohen and collaborators found that […]

The Rundown on Equine Shoulder Sweeney

Horses are remarkably active animals that make good use of their limbs and joints as they canter, gallop, and trot. As such, it is important that owners are cognizant of their horse’s health and of potential conditions that might arise. Dr. Jeffrey Watkins, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

CVM Veterinary Students Host 2020 SCAAEP Wet Lab

More than 200 veterinary students from 23 different veterinary schools across the country visited the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on Jan. 18 to participate in the Texas A&M Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (SCAAEP) annual wet lab. The lab provides veterinary students with the opportunity […]

What to Know About Equine Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that compromises the joint health and mobility of many animals. While osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder for people in the United States, the condition is also prevalent in horses. Dr. Jeffrey Watkins, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provides insight into […]

Hay is for Horses: Maintaining a Proper Equine Diet

Nutrition plays a large role in a horse’s energy level, performance, and overall health. There are many feed and treat options available for horses, but some are more important than others for a complete and healthy diet. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor of equine community practice at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

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