Rhodococcus Infections in the Foal

March 21, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Rhodococcus pneumonia is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in foals one to four months of age. Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is the bacterial that causes an infection in […]

March 2018 Profile: Kenneth Hodge

February 28, 2018 0
To Understand Horses By Laci Jones Kenneth Hodge brushes his 21-year-old brown quarter horse named “Huey” in his barn in Elk City, Okla. With passion and a hint of laughter in his voice, he said, […]

Preparing your Mare for Breeding Season

February 19, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM With breeding season upon us, it is time to start preparing your brood mare for the breeding season. Your brood mare may seem perfectly healthy, but having a breed soundness exam […]

Rising Stars Roping

January 19, 2018 0
By Ddee Haynes While most families were either preparing and/or traveling to a destination for a Thanksgiving feast with their loved ones, more than 800 rodeo families were gearing up for one of the largest […]

Laparoscopic Surgery in the Horse

January 5, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Laparoscopic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that can be performed on a horse. Minimally invasive surgery is performed through small skin incisions (1/2 to 3/4 of an inch). […]

Laminitis: Part 2

December 15, 2017 0
Treatment and Prevention By Lauren Lamb As mentioned last month’s OKFR article, the key to having a successful outcome in a horse with acute laminitis is rapid diagnosis and aggressive therapy. As soon as you […]

Growing Pains

November 13, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes If you were to search the word “grow” online, you will find the following definitions: To increase in size or amount, to become better or improved in some way and to become […]

Laminitis: Part 1

November 3, 2017 0
Causes, clinical signs and how to diagnosis a horse with laminitis By Lauren Lamb Laminitis is a common disease seen in horses of all ages. It is a severe, debilitating and painful disease that affects […]

Umbilical Hernia

October 20, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb An umbilical hernia is a defect in the horse’s ventral body wall at the location of the umbilicus. The umbilicus is the equivalent of our belly button. The umbilicus is where the […]

Dale Hirschman: Cowboy, Preacher and Artist

September 18, 2017 0
By Ddee Haynes I first meet Dale Hirschman more than 20 years ago. We inherited each other as friends through my husband Mitchell. Hirschman and Mitchell traveled a lot of the same rodeo trails during […]
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