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What is Spinal Manipulation for Horses?

Dr. Kurtz is a Certified Veterinary Equine Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVEMMP). She received her training and certification through the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute in Reddick, Florida. The following are commonly asked questions. Please contact us...

Cold Laser Therapy

What is Cold Laser Therapy: Cold laser, also called Low Light Laser Therapy, has been used since the 1960s to provide pain relief and accelerate healing. In general, cold laser therapy has fewer side effects than traditional medications that are used to treat the same...

Do You Know When to Deworm?

Deworming Recommendations for Florida:  Deworming schedules greatly vary on location, age of horse and worm burden. Parasite control measures begin in October each year. Typically in Florida, no parasite control measures are taken during the summer as it is too...

Do You Know Your Parasites?

Goats and sheep in Florida are especially prone to having issues with intestinal parasites. Unfortunately, with this warm and humid weather, we are in prime time to have issues with parasites in our small ruminant friends. We will do a series of posts regarding...

Kidding & Lamb Season Cheat Sheet

If your doe/ewe is pregnant: 30 days prior to the due date: Booster CDT vaccine Fecal and Deworm Decide if you are going to bottle feed or allow baby to nurse from mom. If bottle-feeding get all necessary bottle feeding supplies. Gather supplies: betadine,...

Pumpkin Spiced Colics

Ahhh it’s finally starting to feel like fall has come to Florida. The changing weather, however, brings a new set of issues for our horse friends. Wise old horsemen and women will attest that big changes in weather, usually from warm to cool can make horses colic. You...

Dentistry

Because of their continuous eruption and the wearing of teeth, horses have an increased risk of dental disease. Luckily, horses rarely have problems with tooth decay or gum disease. Your horse chews feed by chewing in a circular motion, where the lower jaw slides...

Hurricane Preparations

Prior to hurricane season: Make a plan: are you going to evacuate with your horse? If so, where? Have your trailer inspected and make sure it’s safe for travel. If not, think of ways to safely house your horse during the storm.Have a current Coggins- most states waive...

Parasite Resistance

There has been growing concern about parasite resistance to available dewormers. While it is tempting to deworm frequently and aggressively, there are no new dewormers currently in development. After studying how to increase susceptibly of parasites to our dewormers,...

Anhidrosis

We are now full swing into summertime! With our high temperatures and extreme humidity, we start to see an increased occurrence of anhidrosis in our horses. Anhidrosis or “non-sweating” is when there is a decrease in sweat production even with an increase in body...

Dentistry

Because of their continuous eruption and the wearing of teeth, horses have an increased risk of dental disease. Luckily, horses rarely have problems with tooth decay or gum disease. Your horse chews feed by chewing in a circular motion, where the lower jaw slides...

Hurricane Preparations

Prior to hurricane season: Make a plan: are you going to evacuate with your horse? If so, where? Have your trailer inspected and make sure it’s safe for travel. If not, think of ways to safely house your horse during the storm.Have a current Coggins- most states waive...

Parasite Resistance

There has been growing concern about parasite resistance to available dewormers. While it is tempting to deworm frequently and aggressively, there are no new dewormers currently in development. After studying how to increase susceptibly of parasites to our dewormers,...

Anhidrosis

We are now full swing into summertime! With our high temperatures and extreme humidity, we start to see an increased occurrence of anhidrosis in our horses. Anhidrosis or “non-sweating” is when there is a decrease in sweat production even with an increase in body...

Equine Eye Emergencies

Due to horse’s naturally inquisitive nature and tendency to “fight” with stable doors, trees, fence posts, etc. it is not uncommon to have injuries to the eyes and surrounding areas of the head and face. Any eye trauma requires immediate veterinary attention. Clinical...

Are You Familiar with the Common Parasites in Florida?

An essential part of your horse’s health program is developing a deworming strategy. Your horse’s deworming schedule depends on your management system and the parasite loads of individual horses pastured together. Important considerations are the age and health status...