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We are committed to providing you with the latest in horse health information. This information is for educational purposes to help you understand your horse’s healthcare needs. Please contact us directly if you have specific concerns about your horse.

Horse Owners Should be Wary of Unapproved Drugs

The recent human meningitis outbreak, caused by the injection of contaminated compounded steroid products prepared by the New England Compounding Center,1 has put compounding pharmacies into the daily headlines. With a death toll reaching 39 and a reported 656 cases nationwide as of late December,1 the outbreak has raised questions in consumers’ minds about drug safety…

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Veterinarian Wish List

Below is a “wish list” of things veterinarians would like to help optimize veterinary visits. One of the goals of this list is to improve safety for everyone involved, including the horse, the handlers, any bystanders (four-legged and two-legged) and, of course, the veterinarian. Another goal is to improve the efficiency of the visit. This will lead to better outcomes, less stress, and less cost…

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Top 5 Infectious Diseases

By R. Paul Schwab, D.V.M.
This month we had some help from Karen in choosing a topic. “What are the top five infectious diseases in horses to worry about when going to a show or event?” Tough question…

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Equine Weight Management

Horses are a dynamic and fascinating creature.  Their bond with people goes back for thousands of years.  The diversity the breeds introduce is extraordinary.  And each horse brings its own individuality.  What a fantastic animal!…

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