Potomac Horse Fever Information

Why Do Horses Tie Up?

There are many names for “it”: azoturia, set fast, paralytic myoglobinuria, and chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER), but most of us know “it” as tying up. It is a common muscle problem in horses with multiple causes. The most common syndromes include Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM), Recurrent Exercise Rhabdomyolysis (RER), vitamin/mineral deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, exhaustive exercise, […]

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Dr. Dagner Goes To Haiti

On February 16, I went with a team from Building Goodness Foundation to Haiti to build an incentive kay. An incentive kay is a small house that is built for a family as a reward for their efforts to restore Haiti’s habitat. Much of Haiti has suffered massive deforestation so one project trying to fix this […]

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Foaling Season Is Almost Here!

Foaling season is right around the corner. Some of us have already seen our first 2014 foal.  Please remember to take your mares off fescue in their third trimester and also to get their prefoaling shots done 1 month before foaling. Also, mares that have been caslicked will need to opened up several weeks before […]

Equine Enteric Coronavirus – A Newly Emerging Disease Of Horses

Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine has provided current information on Equine Enteric Coronavirus, a newly emerging disease most often found in the Northeast during colder seasons.  Good information to keep in mind as you monitor your horse’s health this winter. As always, please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns about […]

The Story Of Broadmore

Broadmore is a sweet, jet black, miniature horse. On October 5th, 2010, he was referred into the hospital by David Ordel, the owner of the farm where Broadmore was boarded. He was a quiet, 7 year old gelding, who was showing signs of persistent colic. He was diagnosed with a large colon impaction colic. This […]

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Choking In Horses