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Farewell with Parting Tips

Grant Miller, DVM

Some final parting words from a HJ veterinarian. read more

Fungus Among Us

Grant Miller, DVM

This post reviews prevention and treatment tips for rain rot, a common fungus that occurs on horse's during the wet winter months. read more

Ticks Are Rearing Their Ugly Heads Again

Grant Miller, DVM

This article reviews the most common tick-borne diseases in horses and discusses strategy to avoid, detect and treat them. read more

Odd and Ends: Pentosan Availability and Horse Transport Law Pending

Grant Miller, DVM

Pentosan availability for horses and the double-decker horse transport law that is pending. read more

"Steroids" for Pain

Grant Miller, DVM

The pluses and minuses of using corticosteroids for your arthritic horse. The drug to turn to when all nothing seems to quiet your horse's arthritic pain. read more

Medical Technology Never Ceases To Amaze Me

Grant Miller, DVM

This post discusses Vetigel - a new product designed for use in animals that can stop any type of bleeding in seconds. read more

FDA Issues Warning About Several Gastric Ulcer Products

Grant Miller, DVM

This post comments on a recent FDA warning issued to horse owners regarding several products marketed for management of equine gastric ulcers. read more

Tips to Make Your Horse Drink

Grant Miller, DVM

Cold weather slows our horses drinking habits which can cause problems such as dehydration and even impaction colic. This post gives useful tips on increasing your horse's water intake. read more

Should I Use Polo Wraps?

Grant Miller, DVM

A reader asks what the benefits are of polo wraps. Response from Grant Miller DVM. read more

Ligament Injuries

Grant Miller, DVM

Dr. Grant Miller discusses avoiding ligament injuries and what to do if your horse suffers one. read more

Not Enough Vets in Your Area?

Grant Miller, DVM

The post reviews current legislation to help remedy veterinarian geographic distribution imbalances in the United States. The legislation is called the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Enhancement Act of 2013. read more

Horse Journal OnCall: Severe Scratches Won't Heal

Grant Miller, DVM

Horse Journal contributing veterinarian Dr. Grant Miller discusses equine pastern dermatitis, aka scratches, grease heel, and how to treat it successfully on your horse. read more

Bipartite Navicular Bones

Grant Miller, DVM

This post reviews bipartite navicular bones, a congenital defect in horses that results in ongoing and difficult to manage lameness in one, two, three or all limbs. Few management strategies exist and little is known about the cause of the developmental abnormality. While rare in horses, the problem can be significant for those affected. read more

Giving to Horse Rescue Organizations

Grant Miller, DVM

Advice on helping horse rescues in your area. read more

Equine Allergy Testing

Grant Miller, DVM

Many horse owners face ongoing issues with their horses' allergies. Long term treatments can be costly and present potential side-effects that can be harmful to the horse's health. But serum allergen testing and endogenous serum hyposensitization can provide a viable alternative and effectively manage allergies. read more

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