Sheep Health

As the owner, it is ultimately your responsibility to provide a healthy environment so that your lamb may flourish and grow. A keen understanding of good husbandry practices, basic infectious disease prevention, diseases and conditions specific to your lamb and your farm are critical to the success of your project. This document is only meant […]

Multidrug Sensitivity in Herding Breeds: MDR1 Gene Mutation

MDR1 Gene Mutation: The MDR1 gene encodes P-glycoprotein, a drug transport pump that plays an important role in limiting drug absorption and distribution (particularly to the brain), as well as enhancing the excretion of many drugs used in dogs. Some dogs, particularly herding breeds, have a mutation in the MDR1 gene, leaving them defective in […]

Goat Health

As the owner, it is ultimately your responsibility to provide a healthy environment so that your goat may flourish and grow. A keen understanding of good husbandry practices, basic infectious disease prevention, diseases and conditions specific to your goat and your farm are critical to the success of your project. This document is only meant […]

Food Allergies in Cats

Do you suspect that your cat has food allergy? Pets, like people, can be allergic to certain types of foods. We commonly diagnose this during annual wellness examinations. Food allergy can be tricky to diagnose. It often requires several months to manage symptoms and get a final diagnosis. What Are the Signs of Food Allergies […]

Food Allergies in Dogs

Do you suspect that your dog has food allergy? Pets, like people, can be allergic to certain types of foods. We commonly diagnose this during annual wellness examinations. Food allergy can be tricky to diagnose. It often requires several months to manage symptoms and get a final diagnosis. What Are the Signs of Food Allergies […]

Foal Care – The First Year

Feed The foal will nurse up to twenty times an hour during the first week of life. As the foal grows nursing will become less frequent but more milk will be ingested with each feeding. It is important to monitor the mare’s body condition during this time as lactating for a 1-2 month old foal […]

Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Equine Recurrent Uveitis Other Names: Moonblindness, panophthalmitis, iridiocyclitis, periodic ophthalmia Equine recurrent uveitis is a painful inflammatory response involving the gel (uvea) inside of the eye. This inflammatory response can occur as a primary problem, particularly in certain breeds, or as a consequence of other infection or injury to the eye. Uveitis may occur as […]

Equine Metabolic Syndrome / Insulin Resistance / Insulin Dysregulation

Clinical Signs Patients with equine metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance/insulin dysregulation will often be overweight or have a tendency to be overweight. Often, the patient does not have any trouble until they have a sudden episode of laminitis. Diagnosis Diagnosis if often made based on a clinical syndrome or clinical “picture” based on the horse being an […]

Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (Cushing’s Disease)

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (AKA Cushing’s Disease; PPID) in horses is caused by an abnormal pituitary gland. Overgrowth of the gland results in production and release of excessive stress hormone circulating in the body. Signs of PPID Classic clinical signs are long shaggy hair, laminitis, chronic founder, pot-bellied appearance, excessive drinking, excessive urination and a […]

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cats

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an endocrine disorder that results in abnormally elevated blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is a critical energy source for the body and comes from food that is ingested. The pancreas is a small but important organ next to the digestive tract. The pancreas secretes insulin that helps cells absorb […]