Equine Health & Wellness

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Horses – Such a Blessing…

Dr. Jed McKinlay, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital in Newman Lake, WA The past year and a half have been interesting. We’ve dealt with a global pandemic and the driest spring/summer I can remember in the Inland Northwest. I talked to a friend of mine who lives in the…

West Nile Virus and Your Horse

By: Freya Stein, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital West Nile Virus has appeared in the Northwestern horse population. These are the first horses in the Inland Northwest to test positive  and die from West Nile Virus. As horse owners we are understandably concerned about our beloved steeds. The best…

Arthritis

By: Dr. Emily Vermillion, DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital in Newman Lake, WA When we see our older horses start to slow down, we usually know that there are some age-rated creaks and aches that are causing their issues. Did you know that young, athletic horses may also be…

Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption – EOTRH

Dr. Michelle Roseburg DVM, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis is a mouthful to say as well as a mouthful of problems for some horse patients. Never heard of it? Don’t feel bad, as it was first reported by a veterinarian in 2004 and awareness…

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….

Vesicular Stomatitis

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…