Does my horse have gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcers can affect a horse of any age and discipline.  The majority of horses with gastric ulcers are under heavy stress, such as performance or race horses.  However, retired pasture horses, non-performance horses, and even foals are susceptible to gastric ulcers.   What are gastric ulcers? Gastric ulcers are erosions in the lining of […]

What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis?

What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis? The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in west Tennessee.  Eastern and Western Encephalitis and West Nile Virus are transmitted by mosquitoes and, in rare instances, other bloodsucking insects.  Of these, EEE is the most virulent in horses, causing a mortality rate of […]

Is laser therapy right for my horse?

What is laser therapy? Laser therapy uses an infrared laser light to harmlessly penetrate deep into tissues to reduce pain, reduce swelling, reduce inflammation, and speed healing. How does laser therapy work? The energy emitted by the beam of laser light is absorbed by the cells, and this energy is converted into chemical, not thermal, […]

Colic Surgery Reimbursement

Platinum Performance recently introduced their new EQCO Coverage program, which will allow up to $10,000 in colic surgery reimbursement for qualified horses enrolled in the program. The plan has two levels: Wellness Coverage Plan – colic surgery reimbursement up to $8,000 Horse must be enrolled and eligible, current on wellness services from their veterinarian, and […]

Equine First Aid

Are you prepared to handle an equine emergency? EVA is now offering first aid starter kits! Starting at $65, each kit contains the following items: emergency care for leg wounds card from Zoetis emergency care brochure from AAEP thermometer stethoscope cotton wrap cast padding brown gauze vet wrap absorbent pad gloves betadine scrub fluid bag […]

Red Maple Leaf Toxicosis

Red Maple leaf toxicosis occurs when horses ingest the wilted or dried leaves and is most commonly seen in the fall months. It causes oxidative damage to the body which leads to hemolysis (or lysis of red blood cells). Red maple trees are found throughout the eastern part of North America. It’s leaves are 2 […]

What is Pigeon Fever?

What is Pigeon Fever? Pigeon Fever had traditionally plagued horses in the West, however it has become an emerging disease in our area these past few years. It is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis that typically forms subcutaneous abscesses often in the pectoral area. Abscesses can also occur on the lower abdomen, axillary, and […]