Remember the mass under the horse’s tail? Well the biopsy results came in. So let’s get at it. Click below to get started now!
BLIND PONY Remember the child’s horse, recently purchased, dramatic change in temperament? Our exam provided a reason for the change in temperament, as the horse had lost vision. But why? Any number of tests you might perform will not give you an answer. The lesson here is to take a thorough history. Ask the right […]
As we continue with this series, it will become increasingly evident that understanding horse medicine requires knowing about more than horses. You will need to know how your horse fits into the broader realm of the animal kingdom. So let’s get at it. Click below to get started now!
REMEMBER THIS POOR HORSE? We are not sure what is wrong with him, but it does look like something we have seen before – a disease known as VESICULAR STOMATITIS. Now this name is a mouthful (no pun intended), but all medical terms break down pretty simply. Vesicular refers to vesicle or blister which is […]
REMEMBER THIS POOR WEANLING? This poor horse developed this lesion under its tail. On examination there were also two other lesions on the horse’s flank. You were asked to come up with a few “differential diagnoses” and after receiving several excellent entries, we selected Meredith as the winner, for her suggestion of Habronema, or “summer […]
As we continue with this series, it will become increasingly evident that understanding horse medicine requires knowing about more than horses. You will need to know how your horse fits into the broader realm of the animal kingdom. We mentioned “wooden tongue” as a possible diagnosis. To help rule this out, we need to know […]
The winner of the first classroom quiz is Michael Daubert. 3 suitable answers for why the picture could be identified as a cows mouth and not a horses mouth are as follows: 1. There are more incisors on the lower jaw than a horse. A horse has 6 upper and 6 lower incisors. 2. In […]
In the first installment of the VetweRx Classroom, we present you with an interesting case. Here’s a sneak preview: Click through all the pages to learn all the facts, and then email Drs. Yurek and Butley your responses for a chance to win a prize from VetweRx Equine! Are you ready? Click below to get […]
Each month Dr. Butley will post educational pieces on a variety of Equine topics. Check back soon for our first installment of the VetweRx Classroom!