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A Cautionary Note About Banamine and Colic
By Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA When a horse starts to colic, it is always stressful. Through their veterinarian, many owners have access to flunixin meglumine (trade name: Banamine), which is...

A Horse Buyer’s Guide to the Prepurchase Exam
By Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck’s Equine Department What’s the Point? The prepurchase exam provides the buyer of a particular horse with enough information to make an informed decision about whether...

A Primer on Equine MRI
When, Why and How This Diagnostic Tool Is Helpful By James Bryant, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Our understanding of equine lameness and...

A Primer on Pet Nutrition and Wellness
By Risa Hill, LVT, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The saying “You are what you eat” holds more truth than many of us realize. Because the body utilizes what it is fed to...

Advances in Diagnosing Equine Lameness
Advances in Diagnosing Equine Lameness May 2011 By James E. Bryant, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck’s Equine Department Head, Staff Surgeon and Lameness Specialist Noticing a change in your horse’s gait is a worrisome experience....

Artificial Insemination And Your Mare
Puget Sound Equine Reproduction Center So, you have decided to breed your mare to the perfect stallion who lives several states away. You would like to keep her close to home...

Avoiding Respiratory Problems in the Barn
By Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) and recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), often called “heaves” or “COPD,” are common causes of poor performance, increased respiratory effort...

Bon Voyage! Tips for Traveling With Pets
By Dini McGregor, DVM, Pilchuck’s Companion Animal Emergency Department The key to having a good experience when traveling with pets is to plan ahead. Some tips to consider: Make sure you have...

Breeding Basics
Home > Articles > Equine   By Brandi Holohan, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital   Before you take on the endeavor of breeding, you should equip yourself with some basic knowledge...

Breeding Services For Stallions
 Breeding Soundness Exam The staff at Puget Sound Equine Reproductive Center (PSERC) performs examinations to determine if stallions are able to cover mares and to evaluate their conception potential. The examination...

Breeding Soundness Of The Mare
Puget Sound Equine Reproductive Center (PSERC) staff provides examinations to determine a mare’s ability to conceive, safely carry a fetus to term, and successfully deliver a live, healthy foal. The...

Brush Up on Your Pet's Oral Health
By Kevin Wilson, DVM, Pilchuck’s Small-Animal Department In our busy lives, many people forget to floss their own teeth every day … so it...

Canine Arthroscopy: Tiny Technology, Big Benefits
Advances in veterinary medicine have allowed our family pets to live longer lives. With this blessing, long-term health strategies and advanced medical procedures are becoming just as critical for our companion...

Caring for the Senior Horse
By Travis McKinzie, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Let’s face it: Your older horse wouldn’t have stayed at your place this long if you didn’t love him or her. These horses may...

Caring for the Working Dog and Canine Athlete
Caring for the Working Dog and Canine Athlete By Mark Davis, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, Small-Animal Surgery Specialist at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital All dogs are special – there’s no question about that! Some,...

 
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