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Equine Biomechanics and Chiropractic
By Stephanie Meyer, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Biomechanics is the study of the structural, functional and mechanical aspects of motion. Structure determines movement. Individual structures, called motion units, are...

When Is It an Emergency?
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, Small-Animal Emergency Working at a 24/7 emergency hospital...

Winter Horse Care
We are very lucky here in the Northwest to have relatively mild winters. However, there are some special considerations...

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: 9/17/13 Presentation Slides
View slides from our September 17, 2013, client education seminar on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.  Presenters: Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, and  Gina Fresquez, M.S., Equine Nutrition Specialist, Purina...

Common Causes of Clinical and Subclinical Lameness in Sport Horses
By Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital During the busy summer and early fall months, our horses are often required to perform at their maximum level, and,...

Joint Supplementation: What To Do With Adequan Off The Market?
By James Bryant, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital 8/6/13 UPDATE!: The pharmaceutical company that manufactures Adequan now anticipates release of Adequan products to the market beginning in late August 2013. More...

Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats
Home > Articles > Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats About Laser Therapy Laser therapy offers drug-free, surgery-free relief...

Five Precautions to Keep Pets Safe in Hot Weather
Did you know that your pet can’t sweat? That’s right: Dogs and cats don’t have...

Colic 101
By Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Emergency Clinician, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Colic is a term most horse owners know and dread,...

The Importance of Maintaining Adequate Hydration in the Equine Athlete
Nutrition and exercise are important in the maintenance and development of healthy muscular and skeletal systems. Deficiency or excess in either will cause or predispose these...

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...

Diagnosing and Treating Allergies in Pets
By Fred Tucker, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Dogs and cats, just like people, can have allergies. Unlike people, the first sign of an allergy...

Lower Airway Inflammation and Your Horse
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Recent veterinary studies suggest that up to 80% of stabled horses have...

Neck or Back Pain in Horses – Another Cause for Poor Performance
By Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital (Originally published in the Washington State Quarter Horse Association newsletter, Spring 2013)

Trimming Your Dog’s Nails (You Can Do It!)
By Shannon Yahoudy, LVT Operations Supervisor for the Small-Animal Patient Care Team, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Giving your dog an expert pedicure might seem a daunting task. However, by keeping a few...

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