Equine Digatherm

We are proud to have the only medical digital thermal imaging system in south Alabama. This new technology enables us to identify the location of inflammation in its earliest stages – before it becomes a cause of lameness or significant tissue damage. The science of...

Geriatric Horses

As we get into colder weather, it becomes more important to pay particular attention to our geriatric horses. In the horse world, I would consider that to be an individual from the late teens onward. It is absolutely not true that older horses are normally skinny....

Equine Eye Issues

There have been so many eye cases lately I thought we should go over some of the more common causes of equine eye issues. I consider eye problems to be emergencies for the facts that it is often difficult for an owner to identify what is going on, and even a small...

Equine Wound Healing

Equine wound healing is a complex and elegant process of rebuilding damaged, dead, or missing tissue. There are 3 stages of wound healing: inflammatory, proliferation, and remodeling. The names give you an idea of what process is predominant at the time. Simply put,...

Equine Rain Rot

Since we are well into the lower Alabama rainy season it seems a good time to review the equine skin condition known as “rain rot” or “rain scald”. It is properly termed Dermatophilosis, and is a bacterial infection by a specific bacteria that normally resides on the...

Mare Reproductive Infections

Reproductive Bacteria Infections Every year we have some mares come to us for breeding that failed to become pregnant the previous year. After an ultrasound to visually evaluate the reproductive tract and deal with any issues found there, we often suggest a culture of...

EQUINE BIOSECURITY

Equine Biosecurity simply means protecting yourself and your horse from communicable diseases. As an equine practitioner, what I’m going to share with you is specific to your horses, but if you think about it, you can figure how to apply it to other species you have...
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