We carry digital ultrasound equipment and digital radiographic equipment to evaluate the lungs and abdomen on the sick horse. We also have access to board certified equine internists through the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine. With the opening of our new facility in summer 2018, we will have full isolation stalls available for infectious cases.
Examination and treatment for:
- Infectious and contagious Disease
- Gastrointestinal conditions eg. Colic, Stomach ulcers
- Respiratory conditions eg. Strangles, Flu, heaves, pneumonia
- Muscle Disorders eg, “Tying-up”, HYPP
- Metabolic disorders eg. Cushings Disease
- Neurological Disorders eg. wobblers
- Cardiovascular Disease eg. Heart murmurs
- Urinary Problems
Dr. Alyssa Butters gives an update on the prevalence and implications of Equine Infectious Anemia. (Fall Seminar, part 2 of 4).
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is an endocrine disease that is thought to affect between 15-30% of aged horses. The most obvious clinical sign in more advanced cases is hypertrichosis (hair growth, abnormally long curly hair, and/or a failure to shed out normally in the summer). Other clinical signs can include increased drinking and urination, chronic infections, muscle wasting, weight loss, regional fat deposits, and an increased propensity to develop laminitis (founder). Because this disease occurs in older horses, it is often missed as the owner assumes that their horse isn't looking and feeling as well merely because they are getting older. The following is a report of one case in a horse used for competitive polo, written by her owner Connie:
Dr. Kirby Penttila reviews Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (pigeon fever) and other infectious diseases of concern this year.
Dr. Crystal Lee will give an overview of the most common ophthalmic diseases we see in horses, what to expect in an ophthalmic exam, and how to determine if your horse's condition is an emergency.