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 […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes

November 1, 2017 0
Hit Songwriters By Jan Sikes We all recognize songs made famous by the artists who sing them, but what about the songwriters, who are often behind the scenes? A good example of this is Merle […]

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 […]
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