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Dr. Justin High poses with a Nicaraguan man.

Health Matters: The Relationship

Just as you would expect, there are some dramatic differences between the horse industry in Texas and what I see on my veterinary mission trips to Central America. Using your own powers of observation, barring any judgement, you can appreciate the discrepancy in education, opportunity and equipment without me pointing anything out. As a whole, I […]
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Health Matters: The Tale of Embryo Transfer

I have always thought the strength of the breeding business is a solid indicator of the health of the horse industry in general. So, when more and more people start asking me what it takes to do an embryo transfer, the better feeling I have about the current horse market.  There will always be a […]
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Treating Cryptorchids

As a follow-up to last month’s column about the condition of cryptorchidism in young stallions, this month we will look at your options for treatment. The saying goes that sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease, but I would say the opposite is the case for cryptorchidism. You may not have had the […]
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The World of Cryptorchids

I have a theory that states the size of a stallion’s testicles is inversely proportional to their “undesirable” behavior. Stated another way, the smaller the testicles, the more the attitude; the larger the testicles, the calmer-minded the stallion. Over 20 years of equine veterinary medicine, I have found this to be true of horses and […]

Merial Launches an Additional Equine NSAID Option

EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) tablets received FDA approval in July, and now this new 57mg chewable tablet formulation of the only equine coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is available for purchase with a prescription.

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Critical Temperature – Preparing Your Horse for Cold Weather

By Justin High, DVM

Right now I am sitting at my computer writing this, and it’s 72 degrees and 83 percent humidity. In less than 24 hours, the temperature is set to drop to 35 degrees with rain and 17 mph winds! I love Texas, but I love it more in the summertime. So, when it comes to preparing our horses for weather like this, we need to plan ahead, just as you would with your stall water, or pipes. 

Veterinarians Discuss Serum Amlyoid A

On the fringes of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention 2014, 11 of the world’s top equine veterinarians gathered to share their experiences of Serum Amlyoid A (SAA), the new biomarker for infection. These veterinarians share a common belief a belief that SAA has helped change the way in which they practice.