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Equine and Small Companion Articles

Management Options for Lacerations in the Horse

By Dr. Schell | Nov 6, 2018

Lacerations and cuts will happen in almost every horse.  In part one of this article, I discussed key points to evaluate when dealing with a cut or laceration.  After a thorough evaluation, you are often then left with many options regarding how to manage that cut or laceration in your horse.  These options can be……

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Cuts and lacerations in the Horse; When to Call the Vet!

By Dr. Schell | Nov 6, 2018

If you own a horse, chances are at some point in time you will contend with scrapes, cuts, and lacerations. Even if you were to bubble wrap these guys, these types of injuries are very common and can happen outdoors or even when they are confined to a stall.  For many owners, their occurrence is……

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Cancer Development in the Dog

By Dr. Schell | Nov 6, 2018

Cancer.  It isn’t just a disease that affects people, but the incidence of cases in the dog are increasing exponentially over the past few years.  Just like in people, a cancer diagnosis in the dog can create a significant amount of stress not just to the owner, but also the veterinarian.  The reason being is……

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What Do I Feed My Dog?

By Dr. Schell | Nov 2, 2018

Your dog is dependent on you to feed them correctly, but there are many choices out there and no dog is the same inside or out.  A dog can be viewed as a beloved family companion, can be a working animal, or could be an outdoor pet.  Despite the different levels, each dog has their……

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Management Options for Ear Infections in Dogs

By Dr. Schell | Oct 31, 2018

Ear infections are a common problem in the dog, but can vary in severity and rate of occurrence dependent on the breed.  In many cases, it seems like the condition appears 2-3 times per year, if not more often.  The more often the ear infection condition arises in your dog, not only does this signal……

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Recurrent Ear Infections in the Dog and Causes

By Dr. Schell | Oct 31, 2018

If you own a dog, chances are in their lifetime you will contend with at least one ear infection.  For some, that one infection may happen in the lifetime of their pet, or it could occur more often, potentially every month or two.  Ear infections happen, as they are a part of life for some……

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Laminitis in the Horse; Causes and Considerations

By Dr. Schell | Oct 27, 2018

Laminitis is a common lameness and health condition impacting a large percentage of horses from many disciplines.  It is a condition which most horse owners and veterinarians fear and even despise, mainly due to the ongoing level of care that is required and additionally, the poor prognosis.  Laminitis in the horse is a complex condition……

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries in the Horse and Recovery

By Dr. Schell | Oct 27, 2018

Tendon injuries are all too common in the horse and are not just confined to the equine athlete.  Any horse can succumb to a strained tendon, even on pasture, with a wrong step or muddy footing.  Despite the injuries being common, the recovery process can be quite extensive for many, resulting on a significant time……

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Equine Joint Arthritis and Better Therapy Options

By Dr. Schell | Oct 27, 2018

It is estimated that close to 90% of horses will develop joint related lameness conditions and arthritis over their lifespan.  The frequency rate obviously climbs as the horse ages, but those younger competitive horses are also at an increased risk of joint disease.  A joint allows for motion in the body, but as the joint……

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The Equine Gut Microbiome; A Tale of 4 Horses

By Dr. Schell | Sep 14, 2018

The equine gastrointestinal microbiome is a fascinating entity that is present within the digestive tract. The balance of the hundreds of bacterial microorganisms within the horse’s digestive tract can either dictate health or disease, contributing on many levels outside of pure digestion.  In past research, we have demonstrated how an overgrowth of lactic acid bacteria……

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