The art of sporthorse medicine

Sporthorse medicine involves specializing in treating equine patients that often compete at the highest levels of international sports such as jumping, dressage, and cross-country. Unlike treating a backyard equine companion, sporthorse medicine requires an understanding of the equine athlete and the different health and soundness issues they face due to their occupation.

Reducing the risks of equine anesthesia

Due to their large size, nature, and predisposition to adverse reactions to certain anesthetic agents, horses placed under general anesthesia are at a higher risk compared to smaller species, like dogs and cats. Review these tips to keep your equine patients safer during surgery.

Veterinary chiropractic: A friend or foe to your patients?

Chiropractic is primarily the manipulation of bones in the spine in an effort to treat or prevent disease or to reduce discomfort. Though therapeutic manipulation of bones in the spine has a long history, chiropractic—as it is understood today—was invented in the late 19th century by Daniel David Palmer. He conceived the notion that all disease results from vertebrae in the spine being out of place (so-called “subluxations”), and that their forceful manipulation (an “adjustment”) …