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  • You Can Pay Online!

    Written by Melanie

    Just three easy steps to now pay your invoice online. Whether a client or practicum participant, you can make your payments conveniently from home or on the go. NOTE* This is explaining the process. The Pay Online Button is located on the homescreen; not in this blog article*

    Click the PAY ONLINE button on the homepage located on the right of the screen (NOT IN THIS BLOG)

    Enter Name & Account/Invoice Number - or for practicum participants, Practicum/ Name/Session Date

    Enter the starred prompts for your credit card information and click submit! 

     

    The PAY ONLINE button is located beneath the features and above the VetNotes buttons on the right of the screen. 

  • Esophageal Obstruction (“Choke”) VetNotes

    Written by Melanie

    Myhre VetNotes

    Esophageal obstruction is when food (or bedding and other foreign material) are swallowed and get stuck in between the back of the mouth and the stomach. There are two tubes that lead out of the mouth, one for food (the esophagus) and one for air (the trachea). Most commonly this occurs at the beginning of the esophagus just behind the mouth, or just before the end of the neck. This can often be figured out just by watching your horse. Horses typically cough repeatedly and often retch, have food or saliva coming out of their nose, and frequently try to swallow. A veterinarian will attempt to pass a nasogastric tube into your horse’s nose and into their stomach. In many cases, the choke will have resolved before the veterinarian gets there, but in slightly more severe cases this will push the obstruction into the stomach and resolve the choke. In very severe cases the tube will not be able to pass beyond the obstruction. Further confirmation can be achieved using a camera to actually see the obstruction, but this depends on the situation. 

  • Taking A Closer Look at: Condylar Fractures in Horses

    Written by Melanie

    sport horse
    Audio Transcription from The Horse Talk Show on March 18th, 2017
     Featuring: Tim M. Lynch, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS, ACVSMR
     

    Lou Barton: There’s a topic that’s on everyone’s mind:  Mastery, of course, one of the favorites on the derby trail, a possible contender. Certainly, Jimmy Barnes, assistant to Bob Baffert, said he was a horse to watch. We met him at the Breeder's Cup Classic last year. Lovely horse. Sadly, he had to have surgery this past Monday for a Condylar Fracture. When Jimmy texted me he said he was absolutely gutted...he didn't see it coming. I don’t think you can really see those things coming, and I know Jimmy, being the horseman that he is, if there were any signs he certainly would have noticed. So, Dr. Lynch, tell us what a condylar fracture is.

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