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  • Vaccine Allergic Reactions in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    6/7/2022
    Immunization represents stimulation of the immune system, an inherently inflammatory process. Vaccination reactions severe enough to produce shock are extremely rare and are a function of an individual pet's immune response.
  • Crooked Tail Carriage in Horses Open link in new window
    6/3/2022
    When moving at a walk and trot, your horse's tail swings equally from side to side. If you notice your horse's tail is crooked, it may be a sign of hind limb lameness. 
  • Equine Stereotypical Behaviors Open link in new window
    5/26/2022
    Commonly referred to as stall or stable vices, stereotypic behaviors are repetitive, relatively unvaried behaviors that have no obvious purpose and interfere with the functioning of the horse. Regardless of the cause of the behavior, repetitive behaviors in horses are difficult to resolve. 
  • Fever in Horses Open link in new window
    5/20/2022
    A horse’s temperature usually ranges from 99.5 to 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Your horse’s temperature can increase by having a high body temperature or a true fever. With monitoring, you can determine what's normal for your horse. 
  • Wobbler Syndrome in Dogs Open link in new window
    5/15/2022
    “Wobbler syndrome” is the common term used for the spinal disease cervical vertebral instability, (CVI). The name comes from the weak, uncoordinated gait dogs with the condition have, giving the appearance of “wobbling” as they move. MRI is the preferred method for evaluating CVI because it best identifies the nature and severity of the disease. 
  • Heat Stress in Cattle Open link in new window
    5/12/2022
    It is important to watch for signs of heat stress in cattle. Anytime temperatures are above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, heat stress can occur. 
  • General Anesthesia in Senior Horses Open link in new window
    5/6/2022
    Anesthesia of horses is a higher risk than most domestic species, and the older the horse, the more the risk. Monitoring anesthesia in the hospital is certainly easier than on the farm. 
  • Clomipramine Open link in new window
    5/5/2022
    Clomipramine is an FDA-approved tricyclic antidepressant used to treat separation anxiety in dogs when used in combination with behavior modification.
  • Puppy Confinement Training Tips Open link in new window
    5/4/2022
    The goal of confinement training is for your new puppy to be comfortable in their crate. Confinement can be scary and frustrating for your new puppy so go slowly with training. 
  • Pericardial Effusion in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    4/30/2022
    Pericardial effusion is a somewhat uncommon condition, but when it is diagnosed it can be serious for your pet. The pericardial sac is formed by a thin membrane (the pericardium), and normally holds a very small amount of fluid. Pericardial effusion refers to an abnormal buildup of fluid in this sac. If your pet has been diagnosed with this condition, this article will include some information to supplement what your veterinarian has told you.

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