Entries by Leslie Rhodes

June in July!

  Hi Friends of Haymarket Vet Service!  It’s June in July! I’ve been hanging out as the official Haymarket Veterinary Service office kitty mascot for three years now, and I just celebrated my fourth birthday! In my time in the office,  I have picked up a lot of useful information.  I have decided to start […]

Fall Panicum Grass and Liver disease

“Panicgrass” – Fall Panicum toxicosis in horses. In 2004, our practice was involved in documenting an important toxin for horses—fall Panicum (Panicum dichotomiflorum) grass.  This common native grass has been fed to horses in hay and in pasture probably since the Europeans first brought horses to our area.  But, while we know that it doesn’t […]

Fall Client Education Seminar

By popular demand, we are hosting another client education seminar on September 9, 2015! Please join us for “Equine Vaccines and the Diseases to Protect Against” presented by Dr. Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, DACVIM, from Zoetis. Dinner, drinks and door prizes provided! When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:30pm Where: The Clubhouse at Twin Lakes Golf […]

Summer Seminar- June 9, 2015

A Closer Look at PPID (Equine Cushing’s Disease) Please join us for a fun, educational evening and learn more about PPID, also known as Equine Cushing’s Disease. Discussion will include recognizing early vs advanced stage clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment, as well as key management techniques. Presentation by:  Dr. Scott Hancock, DVM, Equine Professional Services […]

What to do in an Equine Emergency

What to do when you call: Chances are good at some point you will see us on emergency basis, horses being accident prone creatures! If you do have to call, here are some things we will probably ask you on the phone, so you can be prepared with answers when you call: Your name. Sounds […]

Equine Colic

Colic: the dread of every horse owner. But what are all these different types of equine colic you have heard us talking about? Colic is a general term for gastrointestinal pain, and there are many variations of colic in horses. There four basic problems that cause pain in the abdomen: stretching (from gas or impacted […]