Back soreness, poor performance, behaviour issues, and subtle lameness… How can you tell if a horse’s saddle fits correctly? From evaluating the integrity of the saddle to discussing girths and pads, English saddle fitter Vicky Chalmers takes us through the points of saddle fitting to help you get to know the basics and allow you to guide the rider while they wait for an appointment with a professional saddle fitter.
Hormonal therapy plays a primordial role in equine reproduction. In the mare, hormones are used to prevent and treat some reproductive disorders. They are also used for disorders related to hormonal imbalances and to optimize breeding management (i.e., induction of estrus, ovulation, short cycle, etc.). During this webcast, Dr. Mouhamadou Diaw will address the use and the indications of the hormones available for veterinarians involved in equine reproduction.
Most mares are seasonally polyoestrous. But whatever the mode of reproduction, different steps must be considered to expect a broodmare to become pregnant quickly and to deliver a healthy foal. During this webcast, Dr. Mouhamadou Diaw discusses the steps to take into account to prepare mares for the breeding season.
Equine cervical pain and dysfunction: Pathology, diagnosis and treatment There is an increase in awareness of cervical pain and dysfunction in performance horses among professionals. Affected horses may exhibit a variety of symptoms ranging from obvious cervical pain and muscle tension to poor performance, forelimb lameness and behavioural issues. While improved imaging methods have led the way to better visualization of this region, clinical interpretation can be difficult. The spectrum of...
Client satisfaction in equine veterinary practice: A structured review and quantitative synthesis As medical professionals, veterinarians often focus mainly on optimal patient outcomes, yet client satisfaction may rest on many facets of the veterinarian-client-patient interaction. Equine veterinarians interact with a broad range of clients who may have different levels of knowledge and different expectations for the professional dealing in animal health. Patients can range from backyard pets...
Effects of regional limb perfusion technique on concentrations of antibiotic achieved at the target site: A Meta-Analysis Veterinarians are often called upon to treat conditions such as cellulitis, joint infections and trauma-induced wounds of the distal limbs in horses. Intravenous regional limb perfusion allows veterinarians to achieve a high concentration of antibiotic within a targeted region of a limb with a lower dose of antibiotic than systemic administration, decreasing the cost and...
True or False. Bringing the horse into the barn and switching on a fan would be the first line of treatment.
It is a hot summer day in Florida and an 8-year-old Warmblood gelding presents to you with signs of colic after exercising in the outdoor ring. Upon examination, you note a temperature of 40°C, heart rate of 60 bpm and a respiratory rate of 40 breaths/min. Rectal examination and nasogastric intubation are within normal limits. He has been working hard but does not appear to have any patches of sweat on him.