Equine Health & Wellness

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COLIC

Alyssa K. Doering, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine HospitalHello! My name is Alyssa Doering, DVM and I am a surgeon at McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital in Newman Lake, WA. My topic for this issue of Horse Previews is on colic. Colic in its most fundamental sense means abdominal pain….

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy

Dr. John Herning, McKinlay & Peters Equine HospitalWith the news dominated by the human Corona Virus very few people have noticed an equine virus has been slowly spreading across parts of the central and southwestern US. First identified in New Mexico April 15th, it has continued to march into Arizona,…

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…

Keratomas

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…

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Dr. John Herning, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a relatively new tool in our treatment of performance horse injuries. it is non invasive and avoids competition conflicts such as with drug withdrawal issues. Shock wave therapy has been around since the 1980’s having been first…

New Foal Exams

Dr. Michele Roseburg, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital Spring has finally reached Spokane! Running between melting drifts of snow are the first few foals of 2019. Ideally the veterinary-patient relationship with each new foal should begin in the first 12-24 hours of life. This is an ideal time to evaluate…

Has Anything Changed on the Vaccine Front?

By Dr. Bob Peters, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital It is not very often that there are any big changes with respect to horse vaccinations. Really the last big thing was the addition of West Nile to our vaccination protocols about ten years ago. This upcoming spring we are switching…

Deworming in the First Year of Life

Freya Stein, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital One of the most impactful myths of foal management is that a foal with worms will always look “wormy,” i.e. pot-bellied with a dull, shaggy hair coat and poor growth or weight loss. In fact, it has been demonstrated that healthy, shiny,…

Equine Dental Care – A Rapidly Advancing Science

Dr. Bob Peters, McKinlay Peters Equine Hospital Wow, fall is here! I am happy because this is my favorite time of year. Problem is I don’t remember having much of a summer. It seems like we skipped from February to September. I just wish it would do that from November…

Benefits of Slow Feeding

Horse owners should know how the equine digestive system works. Horses are “trickle feeders” so need a constant flow of fiber to keep things healthy and working well. Feeding two flakes of hay and a can of grain twice a day is not a natural way to manage your horses…