Equine Disaster Rescue Efforts: Rescue, Care & Rehab

Appropriate organization of a rescue effort from a disaster needs to be well planned and integrated into the effort directed at humans. Preferably the plans and protocol for a rescue effort have been made in advance and involve volunteers well trained in the Incident Command System (ICS). Because ICS has been well covered elsewhere it [+] Read More


Strangles is one of the oldest infectious diseases described in horses. It is an upper respiratory infection of lymph nodes with the bacteria Streptococcus equi subspecies equi. Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis are two other types of Streptococcus found in horses. Strep zoo is commonly found in all horses including those [+] Read More

Infectious Lameness in Foals

Injury to the musculoskeletal system is a regularly encountered crisis in foals that can be recognized immediately after birth or at any time during development.  The foals’ immature immune system along with their fragile musculoskeletal unit will produce varying degrees of lameness when either is compromised. This article by our very own John Janicek, DVM, MS, [+] Read More

2019 Purina AQHA / PRCA Head Horse of the Year

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Rest & Recovery: Use of Conditioning & Layup Facilities

Recovery from strenuous exercise is a vital aspect of any training program, whether it is a barrel horse or a football player. This article by our very own Dr. Beau Whitaker, DVM, CERP will focus exclusively on the use of conditioning and layup facilities.  Athletes Recovery from strenuous exercise is a vital aspect of any training program, whether it [+] Read More

Respiratory Issues: How to Best Control Inflammation in the Lungs

The equine lungs and chest are designed to bring oxygen into the bloodstream and to release heat and carbon dioxide. This article by our very own Dr. Ben Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC will focus exclusively on how being tuned in to your horse’s respiratory health can help you know when the lungs are not functioning at their peak. [+] Read More

Current Regenerative Trends in Equine Sports Medicine

In this article by our very own Dr. John Janicek, DVM, MS, DACVS, will focus exclusively on rapidly evolving treatment options and less invasive solutions, such as regenerative therapies. Injuries & Athletes  Musculoskeletal injuries are common in elite and weekend equine athletes. Tendonopathies of the superficial or deep digital flexor tendon (bowed tendons), suspensory ligament or inferior check [+] Read More

Maintenance Exams: Stop Problems Before They Start

Regular maintenance exams with your veterinarian can help pinpoint subtle issues and keep your team on track. This article by our very own Dr. Ricky Osterloh will focus exclusively on how maintenance can stop problems before they start.  High Performance Today’s equine athlete is asked to perform at a high level and asked to do this consistently.  [+] Read More

High Grass and a Mangy Horse – The Story of Little Red

The coronation of the immortal Secretariat… that was the defining moment. The exact moment every fiber of her being vibrated with her need to have a horse. When Bonnie Stewart tells her story, you’re instantly transported back to her family’s apartment. You can’t help but cheer her on as the tenacious five-year-old incessantly pleaded, begged, (and [+] Read More

Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy

Identification of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) (neurological form of herpes virus infection) occurs across the country every year. Occasionally clusters or outbreaks are identified. The most concerning outbreaks for the horse industry are those which occur in large shows with horses from many states and/or countries, as there is the potential for a small cluster [+] Read More