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EPM Is Rare, But Tricky

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Equine protozoal myelitis, or EPM as it is commonly referred to, has frustrated and challenged horse owners, veterinarians and researchers for years. it's only been in the last 20 years or so that the agent causing this disease, the primary host and the life cycle have been identified. About 14 new cases of EPM per 10,000 horses show up each year. read more

Warning! Colic Ahead!

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

A discussion on the warning signs that your horse has colic by Dr. Deb M. Eldredge. read more

FDA Warnings On Ulcer Drugs

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, explains why the FDA issued warnings to the companies marketing omeprazole to horses without FDA approval. read more

Dealing With Diarrhea

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Handling diarrhea in horses, equine. Products to try yourself, when to call the vet. Straightforward and informative. read more

Bots Anyone?

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

A veterinarian discusses bot flies on horses. read more

Dogs and Hoof Chews

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Dogs like to chew on and consume hoof pieces after the farrier leaves. Is that OK? read more

Equine Eye First Aid

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

How to evaluate an eye injury in a horse and what to products you can use in the horse's eye. When to call in the veterinarian. read more

Horses in Fiction

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

A discussion about good fiction books that contain horses. read more

Urgent Care: Leg Swelling

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Swelling on your horse’s leg may be as simple as lower leg edema from standing in his stall to a bowed tendon to a serious infection. Look at the conditions surrounding this swelling to decide if it’s a veterinary emergency and to get an idea of the prognosis. An acute swelling that’s warm and tender to the touch suggests a recent injury or a developing infection. With infection, the area may feel hot. Check your horse’s temperature. A fever suggests infection. If so, look carefully for a small puncture wound site or any area with drainage.  An read more

Human and Veterinary Surgeons Partner up at Cornell for Stifle (Knee) Innovations

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Discussion about human and animal surgeons working together to improve surgical treatments for both. read more

A Physical Exam Can Help Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

An experienced veterinarian discusses why a wellness exam might be good for your horse. read more

A Treat, A Treat, My Kingdom for a Treat

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Amusing story by an experienced horsewoman and veterinarian about our obsession with feeding our horses treats. read more

Horse Journal OnCall: Can I Minimize the Chance of a Scar?

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Information from a veterinarian about how to minimize the chance of a scar on your horse after an injury. read more

Media Critique: Suffering In Silence

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Book Review/Media Critique: Suffering In Silence. This book by Jochen Schleese has a lot to offer. read more

Deadly Nightshade

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Nightshade does not appeal to most horses and in fact is often found as an incidental when people walk their pastures. Given options, horses seem to naturally avoid eating nightshade. Unfortunately nightshade can be incorporated into hay if it has infiltrated hayfields. Also, if your pastures are overgrazed or dry up in drought years, even nightshade may look palatable to a hungry horse. read more

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