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  • Colic Surgery for Horses Open link in new window
    Colic is likely the most common health condition seen in horses. But should you treat your horse at home, or will your veterinarian recommend surgery?  
  • What to Expect From Your Pet’s Echocardiogram Open link in new window
    An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound that looks closely at the heart as well as inside and around it

  • New Method Helps Detect Sick Feedlot Calves Open link in new window
    New, state-of-the-art technology is proven to detect sick calves earlier and more accurately than visual observation.
  • Conditioning Your Dog to Nail Trims Open link in new window
    Teaching your dog to be calm and comfortable with the nail trimming process is necessary for your pet’s well-being.
  • Carbon Dioxide Wound Therapy in Horses Open link in new window
    One of the newest ways to treat equine wounds is carbon dioxide therapy, and carbon dioxide has shown promise in humans with chronic wounds due to diabetes. However, the effectiveness of the treatment in horses is questionable. 
  • Mouthing and Play Biting in Puppies Open link in new window
    Biting is a normal behavior in puppies. It is not uncommon for puppy owners to quickly become frustrated. Learn how to reduce and prevent these unwanted behaviors.
  • Plant Toxins and Liver Disease in Horses Open link in new window
    Liver disease is not common in horses, but when it occurs it is usually due to toxins the horse has eaten. 
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex in Cats Open link in new window
    Feline allergic skin disease can take some highly ulcerative forms, especially involving the upper lip. Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex is a hard condition to explain, especially since it has several forms, but we will give it a try.
  • Gastric Ulcers in Swine Open link in new window
    Gastric ulceration occurs in swine when an area of the stomach gets roughened and eventually erodes. The disease can be treated with drugs to decrease gastric acid, drugs that coat the stomach lining, and injectable antibiotics. 
  • Pet Treats...What to Look Out For Open link in new window
    Salmonella-contaminated pig ear treats are historically the main offender, but any animal-based treat that is not processed to kill pathogens (e.g. cooking, pasteurization, irradiation) is a concern.

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