old horse in field

A long curly coat that does not shed properly and loss of muscle mass are classic signs of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Dr. Sandra Yucupicio, an equine internal medicine resident at the University of…
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[Dr. Gary Brummet examines a cat]

Senior Cats at Risk for Hyperthyroidism

September 17, 2018

Prognosis Is Good with Early Diagnosis Senior cats are at a greater risk for developing hyperthyroidism than any other age group of cats. In fact, 95% of cats with hyperthyroid disease are 10 years old…
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[horse cough]

My Horse Has a Cough. Now What?

May 20, 2018

Many Conditions Make a Horse Cough As a horse owner, you would not hesitate to seek veterinary care if your horse shows signs of lameness, colic, choke, or other immediate dangers. But what do you…
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[pyometra dog photo]

Infection in Dog’s Uterus Is Serious Business

August 15, 2017

Pyometra is a veterinary emergency When a middle-aged, intact female dog comes into the clinic with complaints from her owner that she has been depressed and lethargic, one of the first concerns that likely pops…
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[necropsies - pathology slide]

Necropsies Solve Mystery of Animal Deaths

May 07, 2017

Necropsies, the equivalent of human autopsies In every murder mystery, there is a scene where the coroner interprets markings, bruises, and injuries on the dead body to estimate a time and cause of death. What…
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[girl with goat]

New Feed Directive Applies to All Farm Animals

February 12, 2017

Antibiotics can no longer be used for growth promotion Just as many people make New Year’s resolutions about dietary changes to improve health, so the veterinary world began this year with a health-oriented change to…
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