Equine Health & Wellness

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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…

Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cell Therapy for Ligament and Tendon Injuries in Horses

Robert K. Schneider, DVM MS McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital – Spokane, Washington Tendon and ligament injuries are common in performance horses. Athletic horses are asked to perform at high speed, make sudden changes in direction, jump over obstacles, or make repetitive movements that could increase strain on the ligaments…

Preparing for Foaling Season

by Dr. Misty Parker, DVM McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital – Spokane, Washington After a long winter, we welcome warmer weather, and with that, we welcome back another foaling season. It is just beginning, as we have had a few foals in the hospital in the last few weeks, but…

Dealing With Hoof Abscess

by Dr. Bob Peters, DVM McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital – Spokane, Washington “I need a veterinarian out here ASAP! I think my horse broke its leg. Yesterday he was fine but this morning his leg is swollen and he will barely touch his toe on the ground.” You would…

Equine Wellness

by Dr. Misty Rhett Last month I spent a glorious week in Cancun Mexico soaking up the sun, zip lining, snorkeling and eating seafood. Thanks to my very social husband I also had the pleasure of meeting a local charro (Mexican cowboy) who took us to his boarding stable where…