Grazing Muzzles: Helpful or Stressful?
“He’s got the horse AIDS” – Has your horse been tested?
Despite not being able to bite or groom, the herd dynamics remained the same. Heart rates were low, cortisol (stress hormone) levels remained normal and they did not show any frustrated behaviors.
When comparing weight loss between the groups, the minis muzzled continuously while on pasture lost weight, while the other group that were only muzzled part-time ended up gaining weight.
You have a first aid kit why shouldn’t your horse have one too?
Recent cases may make you rethink your Coggins testing. Most horse people have heard of a “Coggins Test” and many know a negative result is required and only valid for 12 months. But fewer people know the actual disease this test detects or why testing is so important that the government requires it for interstate travel.
Retained Placenta - How do we treat?
If you own a horse you understand that an emergency can happen at any time. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. For example, having a first aid kit for your horse.
Competing FEI or USEF? Timing Procedures and Routine Care Appropriately!
At Southern Equine Service we like to practice veterinary procedures whenever we get the chance. This week we practiced an “umbilical vessel water infusion technique”.
Dentistry Through X-Ray
Having a basic knowledge of the most common medications will help you plan procedures appropriately and make sure that you and your horse(s) are in tip top form and can legally compete. As veterinarians, we want the best for your horse(s) and for them to perform at their very best.
10 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know about Banamine
As a last look at “Dental Health Month,” let’s bring to light how helpful radiology can be in Equine Dentistry.
February is Dental Health Month
As equine veterinarians, we use Banamine® on a regular basis. Many horse people make a point to keep this medication on-hand “for emergencies.” But what does it actually do? What are the side effects? When and how is the best way to give it?
Numbers Are In....
The old adage “Straight from the horse’s mouth” may seem more meaningful when you consider that a
licensed practitioner can learn so much about an animal’s health just by examining its mouth
The Anatomy of The Stethoscope
The Equine Disease Communication Center recently posted their 2018 Disease Report Update and the
numbers are shocking.
What Documents Do I Need to Travel With my Horse?
As equine veterinarians, we often demand a lot from our horse owners. Not only do we need them to provide an accurate history and make decisions regarding medical care, we may also depend on owners to help restrain during exams. It is common for part of the history to be given to us while we are examining the patient while the owner is holding for us. As veterinarians, we do our best to multitask but there are limits to how many things we can juggle at once.
In the United States anytime you cross state lines you are required by law to have a current negative coggins and health certificate on each horse that is traveling with you.
Attention all USEF Riders! Important Rule Change!
“Strangles” is the laymen’s term for an upper respiratory infection in horses caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi equi. Strangles is most common in young horses (<5 years old) but can affect horses of all ages. This disease is highly contagious and if a horse is suspected of having or carrying the bacteria, quarantine protocols are recommended to prevent further spread of the disease.
“I Didn’t Know You (The Veterinarian) Floated Teeth”
To qualify for a therapeutic use exemption, the owner/trainer must submit veterinary records including specific proof of a Cushing’s diagnosis and the horse’s medical records.
What is Equine Chiropractic?
A great time to have your horses teeth checked is during biannual vaccinations. The veterinarian can do an assessment at this time to see if the patient is having any problems.
South Carolina's First Equine Case of EEE in 2018 Confirmed
We have three IVCA Certified Chiropractic Veterinarians.
Dr. Rebekah Brady
Dr. Lauren Ray
Dr. Portia DeLoache
Don’t Forget the Donkeys
Eastern equine encephalomyelitis is a neurologic disease that can be caused by a blood borne virus. The virus causes swelling of the brain which leads to progressive neurologic deficits and even death in a period of a few days. Treatment for this disease is rarely successful but vaccination is highly effective in preventing the development of clinical disease.
So what is the actual difference between a donkey and a horse? Both fall under the family Equidae, which includes horses, donkeys, and zebras. However, the donkey is actually a different species called Equus asinus as opposed to a horse which is Equus caballus.