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Humane Euthanasia

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by Shanna Nelson, DVM It is never a pleasant topic to discuss, but eventually all horses will grow old and debilitated, will be faced with severe illness or injury, or...
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Intra-Articular Injections

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by Shanna Nelson, DVM “Joint injections,” also known as intra-synovial or intra-articular therapy, are common procedures used to manage mild to moderate lameness and performance issues in horses. Used judiciously,...
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Gait Evaluation

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by Shanna Nelson, DVM The “Lameness” Exam While it may be a common term, the phrase “lameness exam” is a bit of a misnomer, as it presumes a problem. Similarly,...
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Opthamology

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by Shanna Nelson, DVM Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal, and being prey animals, they make good use of their vision to detect potential threats and navigate...
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Equine Deworming

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by Shanna Nelson, DVM At Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital, we take your horse’s manure seriously, and we perform all of our equine fecal egg counts in-house. Why is this important?...
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Equine Vaccinations 101

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by Shanna Nelson, DVM Twice a year, you dutifully schedule your horse’s vaccination appointment. The veterinarian comes out, performs a wellness examination, delivers a shot or two, and (barring additional...
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