Sorted by Category: Preventative/Preparedness

  • Dr. Meddleton administers a vaccine.

    Vaccination vs Vaccine Titer

    There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that we do not need to vaccinate our dogs and cats as frequently as the vaccine label and convention would suggest. Does this apply to horses? Sho...

  • Horse Heath Care

    Horse Owner’s Guide To Horse Health Care

    Every horse owner should be familiar with the basic medical needs of their horse including vaccination recommendations, de-worming schedules, feed and water requirements and some basic first aid.Annua...

  • Equiine Dentistry

    Performance Equine Dentistry

    Equine Dentistry is a critical part of the comprehensive plan for the health and maximal performance, and comfort of your horse. The Veterinarians at Meddleton Equine, Inc. are all trained in Performa...

  • Meddleton Equine Clinic First Aid Kit

    Equine Emergency Preparedness

    In the case of a natural disaster emergency such as fire or flood you should all have a plan in mind for what to do with your horses. This includes where to bring them, how to get them there, what to...

  • Footbaths are a great way to prevent the spread of disease on boots.

    Infectious Disease Control in Barns

    Infectious disease control (IDC) is an important issue in any equine operation or facility. Many factors are involved in the spread and control of disease. There are common viral, bacterial and parasi...

  • Nursing Foal

    Equine Neonatal Care

    When it comes to sick newborn foals, a few hours can be the difference between a good and a bad outcome. Foals are born with no immunity to disease as the maternal antibodies are unable to cross the...

  • Saddle Fit

    Saddle Fit

    Is your horse trying to tell you something? Here are some clues to back soreness: White hairs or hair loss on withers or under the saddle. Cold-backed, sinks when mounted. Cringes or guards when br...

  • Blister Beetle

    Blister Beetle Toxicity in Horses

    Blister beetle toxicosis can cause serious disease in horses that can lead to death. The causative agent, cantharidin, is a potent irritant found in the blister beetle. Alfalfa flowers attract the bee...

  • Gasterophilus intestinalis – Common Horse Bot

    Bot Flies and Your Horse

    Equine Parasitology - Gastrointestinal Parasites. Have you ever seen your horse itch his tail or rump on the fence or scratched your head in frustration over mysterious skin lesions that just don't se...

  • Roundworms in horse manure

    Roundworms in Horses

    Roundworms (aka Ascarids) are a common parasite of even well-managed young horses. These large, white worms in their adult form are sometimes passed in horse’s manure (often just after deworming) an...

  • Horse suffering from Small Strongyles

    Parasitism: Small Strongyles

    Small Strongyles (aka Cyathostomes) are currently recognized as the most common equine parasite. Horses can harbor Small Strongyle worm loads in their gastrointestinal tract and show no outward sympto...

  • Horse in pasture

    Springtime Colic: What to Watch For and How to Prevent It

    Colic refers to any number of gastrointestinal and/or abdominal health issues that may cause pain or discomfort and can even result in death. Clinical symptoms of colic range from mild signs of discom...