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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...

Tendon and Ligament Injuries in the Horse
By Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Tendon and ligament injuries are relatively common in the horse. These soft tissues carry the...

Pot and Your Pet: Keep Out of Paws’ Reach!
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck's Small-Animal Emergency Department Recent changes in marijuana laws have also had an effect on veterinary medicine. Many...

Summer Safety Tips for Pets
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck's Small-Animal Emergency Department Even though we live in an area where our average temperature is around 50° F, we do still see patients that are victims...

Feeding the Performance Horse
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital For many of you, the show season is in full swing. In order to keep your equine companion healthy and performing optimally, it...

Preparing Your Pet for the Fourth of July
By Stephanie Meyer, DVM, CVA The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many of us; however, your animal companion may not feel...

Safely Transporting Horses
By Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, DACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital To safely transport your horse, a checklist can be very helpful...

You Ask, Pilchuck Answers: A Horse That Needs to Gain Weight
Question: What are the BEST ways for a horse to gain weight if he/she can't have any sugar? : ) – Heather H. Answer: First of all, in answering this question,...

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...

May Is Pet Cancer Awareness Month
By Timothy John, DVM, Pilchuck’s Small-Animal Department Many of us think of our dogs and cats as family members, so it can be devastating to hear if one of our furry...

Horse Health: When Is It an Emergency?
By Annie King, DVM, Equine Ambulatory Department, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital We’ve all been there: You come home from a long day at work to find one of your horses has become...

Parasite Prevention and Your Pet
By Jeffrey F. Duke, DVM, Head of PVH’s Small-Animal Department We are fortunate to live in an area where effective health and safety standards allow us humans to live without significant fear of routine sickness and...

Pasture-associated Laminitis
An update from Dr. Annie King and the PVH equine department: With all the fresh spring grass, we are unfortunately starting to see our first cases of laminitis this year. Many...

Equine Barn and Show Biosecurity
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The days are finally getting longer, and you are likely starting to polish up the show tack and clean out the trailer. At...

Deworming: It’s Not One Size Fits All
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital This article also could be titled...

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