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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Equine Dental Health: Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

Horses use their teeth for several functions, including eating, grooming, and defense. Like most other pets, horses need regular check-ups and maintenance for their teeth, which should be done by an equine veterinarian. For National Pet Dental Health Month this February, Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

Routine vaccinations are essential for equine health

Vaccines are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to protect your horse’s health, preventing the contraction and spread of infectious diseases including Rabies, West Nile Virus, and Influenza. In continuation of National Immunization Awareness Month, Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers recommendations […]

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