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Health & Wellness

Biosecurity for Equines

by Freya Stein, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), McKinlay & Peters Equine HospitalWhile horses do not carry COVID-19, the current pandemic drives home the importance of biosecurity as a form of preventative healthcare. At some point, we will all be able to move around again, and will enjoy riding with friends and…


Dr. Jed McKinlay, McKinlay & Peters Equine HospitalA Keratoma is an uncommon space occupying mass that lies between the hoof wall and the coffin bone of the horse. In other words, it is an abnormal mass of tissue that develops and grows inside the hoof wall. As it grows and…

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Sacking Out Part 3 – The Laying on of Hands

by Ann Kirk2020 is here and with it comes a year like no other. This virus that has attacked our nation and the world has changed our lives in ways we could not have imagined at the beginning of the year. It can be an anxious time for many and…

Sacking Out Part 2—The Laying on of Hands

By Ann Kirk September is here and with it comes some cooler weather. But, there are still plenty of nice days to continue these lessons with your horse. We will continue where we left off last time with the sacking out process. The term “sack out” refers to a process…

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Baxter Black

Team Roping Handicap

by Baxter Black, DVMThe sport (passion, or affliction) of team roping experienced a terrific boom in popularity years ago with the creation of an association called United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC). It established a classification system based on the roper’s skill. It is comparable to the handicapping system used…

Cow Disturber

By Baxter Black, DVM McGraw posed an interesting question. If a cowboy herds a herd of cattle, we call him a herder. If a sheepman herds a flock of sheep, he’s still a herder. Why isn’t he called a flocker? Oley has always referred to himself as a cow disturber….

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