My fat horse foundered!

During October 2016, Timber was presented to a Prescott Animal Hospital Equine Center veterinarian on the farm for hives. Timber had no history of hives before this episode. He was mildly overweight with a body condition score of 6/9. He was treated with steroids, a standard treatment for an allergic reaction in a horse. Five days later,…

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Equine Insurance

Have you considered Equine Insurance for your horse? Your ownership of a horse represents a significant investment of time, money and resources. Horses have a tendency to be prone to illness, accidents and injury, and while no one likes to think about tragedy, it is better to plan ahead then during a time of crisis….

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Equine Osteoarthritis: A Real Pain in the Joint

When the vast majority of horse people hear that a horse has osteoarthritis, the first image that enters their brain is the old, stiff gaited, retiree horse that does nothing more than stand in a field and graze all day. After all, doesn’t osteoarthritis (OA) at minimum cause a dramatic reduction in a horse’s performance…

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Equine Nutrition

How do you feed your horse? Equine nutrition is an integral part of horse health, and should be the focus of every horse owner. Historically, horses have evolved from wild herds that graze and move all day, through work animals only, to finally specialized uses. These equine occupations vary from trail riding to performance horses…

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Summer Has Arrived

Summer has definitely arrived in Prescott. Now that summer is here, there is more daylight to ride during, and plenty of nice sunny days to be outside. To go along with this time of the year we have started to see daytime high temperatures reaching the high 80’s and even 90 degrees. During these days…

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Equine Allergies

Horse Allergies Horses can acquire a variety of issues that are commonly attributed to allergic reactions. Some of these conditions include pruritic (itchy) skin diseases, recurrent urticaria (raised skin lesions), allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (swelling of the tissue around the eye and inside of the nose), and reactive airway disease. One of the most well understood equine…

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Geriatric Equine Dentistry

Although age is not a disease, it does increase the risk of certain diseases. The horse’s mouth, like other portions of the body, is not exempt from the effects of age. A veterinarian will tell you that annual oral examinations are an important part of your horse’s overall health care, and this certainly holds true…

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