Regenerative Medicine in the Horse

July 10, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM The horse’s body is composed of cells for every function. One of these functions is to repair injured tissue. These cells can be collected, concentrated/cultured and injected into injured tissue or […]

Navicular Disease

June 8, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Navicular ‘disease’ is a condition that affects the navicular bone, navicular bursa, deep digital flexor tendon and/or the associated ligaments attached to the navicular bone. Navicular disease, navicular syndrome, caudal heel […]

Joint & Physis Infections in Foals

May 2, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM During foaling season, owners may notice that a foal is lame and suspect that the foal just got stepped on by the mare. While this could be the cause of the […]

Umbilical Infections in Foals

April 30, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM The umbilical stump (navel) is the remnant of the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord contains large vessels (umbilical artery and vein), which transport blood between the fetus and the placenta within […]

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 […]
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