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Worms vs. Drugs: The Fundamentals

Research over the past 10 years has confirmed that indiscriminate deworming leads to selection for worms resistant to common deworming compounds.  Because of this, “targeted deworming” based on fecal analysis Read More

Winter Health Care Basics for Horses

Generally, horses are not used as heavily during the winter months, but their proper care is every bit as important as in other seasons.  Winter provides different stresses on horses Read More

What? You are going to ROLL my horse? Non-Surgical Correction of Left Dorsal Displacement with Nephrosplenic Entrapment

Case Report from Thal Equine LLC January 2015   Friday, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, arrived at Thal Equine showing signs of abdominal pain (colic).  He had not responded to pain relievers and Read More

Vesicular Stomatitis: What Horse Owners Should Know

Vesicular Stomatitis (“VS”) is a viral disease that affects horses, and less commonly cattle, pigs, llamas, alpacas, and other livestock. We see periodic outbreaks of Vesicular Stomatitis in our region Read More

Understanding & Managing the Rising Costs of Equine Veterinary Care

This article addresses a subject that I deal with on a daily basis – the rising cost of providing quality equine veterinary care.  It is a topic many horse owners Read More

The Value of a Diagnosis

Jake, a 20 year old Hanoverian gelding, showed signs of colic (looking at his side, not eating) and also seemed to be having difficulty urinating (based on his stretching out, Read More

The Late-Term Pregnant Mare, Foaling & Newborn Foal Care

From the last trimester of pregnancy through the foal’s first month is a critical time.  It is extremely important for horse owners to know what to expect.  In this article Read More

The Importance of Pre-Purchase Exams

For horse people, the purchase of a new horse is an exciting time.  Unfortunately, many horses are purchased that are not suitable for their intended use.  This lack of suitability Read More

The Equine Hock: What Horse Owners Should Know

The “hock” is a horseman’s term for the tarsus, an anatomic region of the horse’s hind limb.  Horses of all breeds, types, and disciplines can suffer from hock-related lameness problems, Read More

The Equine Eye: What Horse Owners Should Know

The equine eye is a miraculous and delicate organ.  Veterinary problems relating to the horse’s eye are common, and should be recognized and treated appropriately.  There are many types of Read More

Thal Equine Client Handout: Intramuscular (“IM”) Injections

This handout is intended for clients that are comfortable and willing to administer intramuscular injections and have horses that are relatively well-behaved during this process.  It is only recommended when Read More

Thal Equine Client Handout: Giving Your Horse Oral Medications

The most important part of any oral treatment is seeing that your horse or foal gets the total dose of medicine at the prescribed time for the total number of Read More

Thal Equine Client Handout: Equine Behavioral Workshop

Some Take Home Points from our October 15, 2011 Equine Behavioral Workshop I owe the late and great Ray Hunt a debt of gratitude for first opening my eyes to a new way Read More

Thal Equine Client Handout: Common Diagnostic Tests for Equine Abdominal Diseases

The purpose of this client handout is to describe some of the actions that I take in trying to determine the cause and severity of your horse’s abdominal illness.  If Read More

Thal Equine Client Handout: Castration Care

TIMING & PREPARATION Castration is surgical removal of the testicles.  It is performed on colts to modify behavior and to prevent stallion-like body development.  Castration is usually performed before the age Read More

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