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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Subchondral Bone Cyst

September 8, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb Last month we talked about osteochondritis dissecans (OCDs). This month we are going to talk about subchondral cyst, which is another type of bone disease commonly seen in horses. Unlike like OCDs, […]

Osteochondritis Dissecan

August 25, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb Osteochondrosis is a disease in which the cartilage and subchondral bone in the joints fail to develop normally. The cartilage and subchondral bone play a major role in keeping a joint healthy […]

Non-Infectious Diarrhea in the Adult Horse

July 19, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Diarrhea in the adult horse can be caused by infectious and non-infectious diseases. Last month we talked about infectious causes of diarrhea; this month we will focus on the common cause […]

Diarrhea in the Adult Horse

June 23, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb The equine digestive tract is a complex and fragile system that is easily disrupted. Colic is the most common outcome of a digestive tract upset in a horse; however, diarrhea is a […]
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