Kenneth Marcella, DVM
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 - 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2005
New diagnostics and more-sensitive testing has complicated equine insurance further.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 15, 2005
The fact that the disease presents in a slightly different way in vaccinated horses makes clinical diagnosis even harder for veterinarians.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2004
Though aging is the most-common cause of testicular degeneration, it also can be caused by higher heat in the testicles, adverse drug reactions or exposure to toxins and chemicals.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2004
Any time a horse dies, other horses that might have been close to the deceased horse should be allowed to spend time near it.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2004
What is your number? We all have numbers that are important to us as individuals—our social security number, our telephone number, maybe even our bed's sleep number. But there should be another number that is important to you, too, and that is an AQI number. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a means of reporting daily air quality, and it is a measure of how clean or polluted air in a specific location is. The AQI number directly relates to the possible health and environmental effects of air, as well as the calculated health risks within a few hours to days after breathing it.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2004
Horses have a higher incidence of ovarian tumors than do any other domestic animal.