Kenneth Marcella, DVM
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2006
It is interesting that the very best thing that you can do to become better at recognizing and diagnosing lameness in horses may also be the best thing that you can do for your business. Dr. Colin Burrows, executive director of The North American Veterinary Conference, wrote a piece on marketing strategy in the July issue of the NAVC Clinician's Brief.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2006
Analysis is important, but it's still critical to get out to watch horses move.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2006
Slightly hypertonic water will stimulate the thirst center, impelling a horse to drink more overall water.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2006
Wrmblood horses have proliferated dramatically in the last several years in North America. Increases in importation and breeding numbers have led to this surge in popularity. These Hanoverians, Holsteiners, Trakehners, Oldenbergs, Selle Francais, Dutch Warmbloods, Swedish Warmbloods, Irish crossbreeds and others are being used with increasing regularity in the dressage and jumper rings where their size, power and agility is sought and admired.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2006
Stifle injuries should be treated like tendon or ligament injuries in other areas of the horse.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2006
Private equine practice is largely a matter of lameness, reproductive issues, trauma care and preventive medicine. There are occasions, however, when behavior problems directly affect medical care, and veterinarians must be able to address these issues to deliver appropriate treatment.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2006
Much of the focus and effort put forth on breeding farms this spring will center on mares and the various reproductive problems that they experience. Stallions are often given minimal attention other than bacterial cultures and examination of early season ejaculates unless there are unusually high numbers of return "open" mares or evidence of serious problems.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2006
Horses regularly get into dangerous situations in the most unusual and mundane places.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2005
Donkeys and mules receive special note as they are responsible for many of the injuries to genitalia.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2005
Reproduction is the area where mini owners are most likely to need veterinary assistance.
Podiatry proficiency - initial hoof wound assessment can require anesthesia, antibiotics, wire probe and radiographs
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2005
Evaluating synovial structures and tendon sheathes requires infusion of sterile saline solution at a point far away from the trauma.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2005
Wounds to the body of the horse can be very large and may initially seem quite severe. Because of the natural tendencies of this prey animal to run from possible danger first and to be concerned about the consequences later, many body injuries result from collisions with trees, fences, wire or other environmental hazards. The horse often is moving quickly when this trauma occurs, and the wounds produced are sometimes superficial and extensive, and they also can be more limited in location but very deep. These deep wounds have the potential to penetrate the abdomen or the chest, and either scenario is a medical emergency.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2005
Antibiotic therapy and occasionally flushing of the sinuses will reduce the potential for post-surgical complications.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2005
It will be the equine veterinarian's job to introduce clients to new feeding concepts and to help them deal with the confusion that new choices will create.