A bout with colic took Watse, a 600-kg Fresian, out of the ring for more than nine months. Click to read the story of the emergency surgery that saved Watse’s life.
As with any new technology or medical advancement, myths about regenerative medicine have surfaced. Scientific studies have shown that some forms of regenerative medicine therapies are safe and have been successful in treating horses.
Can you tell the difference between exercise intolerance in a horse and normal fatigue after a workout? Subtle symptoms can speak volumes about an underlying problem. Read about Courtney and her Warmblood, Andy, who was brought to UF for diagnosis and treatment of a laryngeal problem.
February 25, 2013 - We are happy to report that so far, no new cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) have presented. With the full support of his owners, the index case is responding well to aggressive treatment and is stable at this time. Click for more information.
February 22, 2013 - A horse from the HITS Ocala show grounds has been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1 neurologic disease) and has been quarantined in our equine isolation facility since admission. Click on the link for more information.
Dr. Malgorzata Pozor's research was presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners 2012 Conference, where she stated that while there are various ways to analyze sperm morphology, some more economical and easier to perform than others.
The UF Large Animal Hospital is proud to be the official sponsor and "Veterinarian of Choice" at the Horse Shows in the Park Canterbury series. Click to learn more.
When Challenger, a LaMancha goat, was diagnosed with a broken elbow at four days old, his options were limited. Bandages and splints helped stabilize the fractured bone, but the tendons contracted in the process. Learn about the care made available through the UF Large Animal Hospital that eventually saved his life and led to a complete recovery.
Answer provided by UF Equine Lameness & Imaging Director, Dr. Alison Morton.
The UF Large Animal Surgery Service is informing horse owners about the dangers of cribbing, a stable vice that can lead to epiploic foramen entrapment, a type of colic that can cause death if not treated promptly by surgery.