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 ownDr. 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 ligament [+] 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 Ricky Osterloh, DVM 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.  Problems [+] 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

Meet Dr. Ben Buchanan

You could say that Dr. Ben Buchanan was born into the world of veterinary medicine. As a kid, he spent his time scrubbing floors, cleaning stalls, and mowing the lawn at his father’s practice. But Dr. Ben was also an outlier in the world of horses. He didn’t show horses growing up, as we so [+] Read More

Judy’s First Horse – ‘Not Now’ Doesn’t Have To Mean ‘Not Ever’

Happy memories, stored deep in the heart of her three-year-old self. She smiles as she remembers her kind and gentle horse, Daisy, and recalls how she, as just a squirt of a girl, sat so proudly on the back of her big chestnut, Thoroughbred mare. And she remembers her heartbreak when her injured father announced [+] Read More

Get to Know Dr. Ricky Osterloh

If there was a textbook about how to enter veterinary medicine, Dr. Ricky Osterloh would be on the cover. He grew up in a small, agriculture-focused town where the cattle and horses far outnumbered the people. “I didn’t know that I was going to be a veterinarian at that time, but every job I had [+] Read More