Beyond the 3 F’s

Many people consider horses that have metabolic disease by the 3 F’s: fat, furry, and foundered. Luckily as medicine progresses, we are now able to further classify and identify metabolic disease in to 2 conditions – Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction and Equine Metabolic Syndrome “Cushing’s Disease” Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction …

Landscaping Lessons

Spring time brings sunshine, rain showers and longer hours for landscaping! When making your plant selections, there are several that you want to avoid to prevent toxicity. **This is not a comprehensive list of all toxic plants to horses.** Ornamental Plants and Vines Oleander: All parts of this plant are …

Kissing Spine

Overriding dorsal spinous processes or “kissing spine” is an ever increasing diagnosis in performance horses. This blog will discuss what a kissing spine is as well as touch on diagnosis and treatment options. A kissing spine is an issue that is diagnosed with varying degrees of back discomfort. It is …