Ancient Japanese Medical Treatments for Horses

Ancient Japanese Medical Treatments for Horses

Did you ever wonder how horses were cared for in ancient Japan — or more specifically, what ancient Japanese medical treatments for horses entailed? One of the people I follow on Facebook is the equine vet David Ramey, DVM, and he has made researching the history of horses and veterinary medicine an avocation. I read […]

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Thermal imaging as a diagnostic tool

Thermal imaging is a diagnostic tool that can help you find injuries or stressed areas on your horse —  sometimes weeks before you can see the problems with your own eyes. Using a thermal imaging camera, a vet can measure the surface heat patterns on the body of your horse and identify “hot spots” (which […]

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It’s Colic Season: What can you Do?

I jinxed myself last week. A friend and I were discussing a horse that has suffered from a series of gas colics. In a rash moment I said that in the 20 years that I’ve had horses, only twice had one of them shown colic symptoms. Two days later when I went to feed my […]

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