• Vet Notes – Equine Challenges in Florida

    Written by Dr. Jordan Lopez 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Ambulatory Intern The Sunshine State Florida is ranked as the third largest equine state in the country. With a climate that supports year-round activities, the state is… READ MORE
  • Vet Notes – Heat Stress

    Written by Dr. Jessica Reynolds 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Ambulatory Intern What causes heat stress? More common in poorly conditioned horses that are overworked in hot and humid climates (Florida!), in conjunction with anhidrosis (not sweating), dehydration,… READ MORE
  • Vet Notes – Angular Limb Deformities

    Written by Dr. Chris Stokes 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Hospital Intern What are angular limb deformities? An angular limb deformity is defined as conformational deviation of a limb, looking from the front or back of the limb,… READ MORE
  • Vet Notes – Tying Up in the Athletic Horse

    Written by Dr. Santiago Rodriguez 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Hospital Intern What is it? Exertional rhabdomyolysis, also called tying up, Monday morning disease or holyday disease, is a debilitating and painful musculoskeletal condition of multifactorial origin,… READ MORE
  • Heaves

    Written by Dr. Natalie Khouzam 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Hospital Intern What is heaves? Heaves, also known as recurrent airway obstruction, is a lower respiratory disease characterized by nasal discharge, chronic coughing and difficulty breathing. This… READ MORE
  • Breeding the Problem Mare

    Written by Dr. Jordan Lopez 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Ambulatory Intern What is a problem mare? A “problem mare” refers to a mare that: Fails to conceive a pregnancy after multiple breedings Cannot carry a pregnancy… READ MORE
  • Cantharidin Toxicity

    Written by Dr. Kaitlyn Coleman 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Hospital Intern Where is cantharidin found? Cantharidin is a toxic substance found in the Epicauta genus of beetles, which are frequently associated with toxicosis in horses. These… READ MORE
  • Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

    Written by Dr. Jessica Reynolds 2021-2022 Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care Ambulatory Intern What is EIPH? Exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage is a condition that causes blood in the airways and occurs after intense exercise. Typically, it is known… READ MORE
  • Lameness

    Lameness Written by Dr. Chris Stokes 2021-2022 PSEH Hospital Intern What is equine lameness and what causes it? Lameness is an abnormal stance or gait which may be subtle or obvious. Pain is by far the most common cause of… READ MORE