Entries by Dr. Jennifer LaPlume, VMD

“Help, My Horse Stepped On A Nail!”

As you can see from this x-ray, you never know where a nail goes from the outside! If you find a nail in your horse’s foot, this is an emergency. Please call your veterinarian immediately. We ask that you NOT remove the nail. This may seem crazy, but without taking radiographs with the nail in place, […]

Heat Stroke In Horses

Summer is here and it can be a difficult season for our four legged friends. Horses have natural methods for regulating their body temperature, such as sweating and an increased respiratory rate, which allows heat to be expelled during the breathing process. Usually horses can handle the outside temperature and humidity, but remember that summer […]