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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Meg Mullin

#AskTheVet with Dr. Mullin Question: What was the most rewarding aspect of being the USA Paralympic Team veterinarian in Tokyo 2021? The biggest surprise, a Tokyo tidbit? Answer: There were so many rewards! It was an honor to be selected to help your team represent your country vie for medals on the world stage in…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Jan Henriksen

#AskTheVet with Dr. Henriksen Question: What is the coolest part about being an Olympic team veterinarian? The hardest part? How did it feel to be in Tokyo? Tell us all the things! Answer:  The coolest part of being an Olympic Team Veterinarian is just being there.   It’s a bit of a simplistic answer, but…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Rachel Gardner

#AskTheVet with Dr. Rachel Gardner Question: How do I know if my horse has Equine Lyme Disease? What do I do if my horse does have it? Answer: Lyme disease is caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to the horse through the bite of an infected Ixodes spp. tick.  Horses are commonly…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Megan Hays

#AskTheVet with Dr. Megan Hays Question: What exactly is cellulitis? Can a horse have chronic cellulitis? What is the best way to treat it? Answer: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and tissue layers below the skin. In horses, limbs are most commonly affected and present as a sudden onset of mild to…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Jonny Furlong

#AskTheVet with Dr. Jonny Furlong Question: What are the differences between all the various things you use for joint injections?  Answer: We have lots of choices for intra-articular therapy, which is great for our patients, but can be confusing for clients.  Intra-articular corticosteroids, meaning steroids injected directly into a joint, have long been a mainstay…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Jenn Linton

#AskTheVet with Dr. Jenn Linton Question: Is there a way to increase my mare’s chances of getting pregnant? Answer: When thinking about increasing chances of pregnancy, we have to think about both the stallion (semen) and mare sides of things. The stallion side is fairly straightforward: more motile sperm = better pregnancy rate. Pregnancy rates…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Lindsay Annis

#AskTheVet with Dr. Lindsay Annis Question: Is there any way to treat slobbers? I try to pull the clover from the fields but my horse is still drooling everywhere!  (photo pulled from Google) Answer: Clover can become infected by a fungus called Rhizoctonia leguminicola, also known as black patch disease, so named because it can…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Petrisor Baia

#AskTheVet with Dr. Petrisor Baia Question: What is a Colon Torsion? Answer: A while back on our Facebook page we shared a “happy tail” about a horse named Chief who presented signs of colic which led to an intraoperative diagnosis of a 360 degree clockwise torsion of the large colon. So what is a colon…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Carolyn Smith

#AskTheVet with Dr. Carolyn Smith Question: My horse is loving summer turnout but has put on weight from eating a lot of grass. Do you have any tips to manage weight gain throughout the season? Answer: If your horse is gaining weight in summer turnout, there are several ways to reduce caloric intake. In addition…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Jill Copenhagen

Our Spotlight Series is back! Over the years our clients have asked some great medical questions. We are focusing on your questions this year and will be answering them over the next several weeks in #AskTheVet.  Next up in our 2021 Spotlight Series #AskTheVet is Dr. Jill Copenhagen from our Peak Performance Equine Services team!…

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