Horse Care Materials – Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine Materials

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A Chilling Walk In San Francisco

Here are some images I captured with my camera one day here in San Fransisco, CA. The tall building is the Marriott where I was placed in a beautiful room on the 35th floor (4th from the top) with a panoramic view of the city below, the tall hills in the distance and...

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A Veterinarian’s Christmas Story

I wrote this a long time ago and decided to reprint it here today, December 25, 2019. It really doesn’t have anything to do with Christ so if you are not a Christian it is still OK to read this. What this story is about is faith – on a cold winter’s night....

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Decay Of The Profession

It is with a sad heart I write this blog about the professional decay in my profession of equine veterinary medicine. The story told here is true as it was told to me today by a a very kind and generous man I’ll call Jay (not his real name). He is almost 80 years old,...

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Disrupters

Disrupters shake things up and disturb the peace causing the people around them discomfort, annoyance, anger, grief and a lot more negative things – usually.  They can also lighten up a party.  They usually have a mission of changing things up.  They have the...

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Honesty – A True Story

This is a true story and all of my true stories are true but this one will seem a stretch for a moment. You will nod your head (or shake it) as you either agree with it’s honesty or become shocked when the words this man said to me settle into your consciousness. This...

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Horse Basic Care And Safety – Euthanasia

SummaryArticleVideosRelated Material Welcome to this topic page.  Right now I have not written an article and summary but be sure to check for images in the gallery. As time moves on I am adding summaries and articles, videos and podcasts so eventually there will be...

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Horsemen, Surgeons And Equine Dentistry

Horsemen, surgeons and equine dentistry have a major flaw that was made evident at the AAEP in San Antonio, Texas in 2017. The flaw isn’t easy to explain and has taken me decades to understand. This year Dr Jack Easley (treasurer of the AAEP, author of several text...

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How We Perform Equine Dentistry Matters

5 days in San Fransisco at the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting and I came away with one clear message about equine dentistry.  If I want to increase my profits in this specialized sector of veterinary horse care then I need to step up and...

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Integrity

A lot has been written about equine dentistry over the past 10 years especially on the forums. There are people who believe that dentistry should be performed only by vets and those that believe that power equipment is the best way to go. Those of you who know me...

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Kicked In The Teeth

I have a flat spot on my forehead from me banging my head against the wall. I’ll admit, I’m frustrated. First, just take it from my perspective of examining the teeth of over 60,000 horses and floating over 52,000 horses in the past 31 years. I think I might have an...

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Podcast #009 – The Parachute Study

This was a parody published in a top medical journal to bring attention to the fact that there are few research papers published that we can believe. Couple this with the fact that retractions in medical journals are at an all time high, both humans and horse owners...

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Podcast #018 – The Right To Prevent

As horse owners, we have a right to protect and to prevent injury and disease from happening to the horses under our care. However, owners are being blocked at every turn by caring people trying to make the lives of our horses better. But are they able to do this...

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Podcast #023 – Houston We Have A Problem

The equine veterinary profession is at a breaking point. There is little incentive for developing new horse vets. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) knows it and is putting together a task force to address this. They are asking all but the people...

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Podcast #040 – Keeping Equine Practitioners In Horse Practices

Horse owners are facing a shortage of equine veterinarians if they live any distance from horses living in a dense population. The cost of a veterinary education and the poor return on the student’s investment compared to their small animal colleagues is the biggest...

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Pull The Tooth!

Please read this first -This post has received a lot of comments. Before you post your question, please read all of the comments at the end to determine if it has already been asked.  Remember, I cannot give you direct advice….. see disclaimer. This week a horse...

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The 2014 AAEP Convention

Salt Lake City, Utah was the meeting site for thousands of cleaned up equine veterinarians this past weekend. I wore my new jeans but kept my comfortable cowboy boots on. The weather was a balmy 60 degrees and sunny. The news reports were complaining that the ski...

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The 2018 AAEP Meeting – A Summary

Above is the Marriott at the San Fransisco 2018 AAEP meeting.  I was on the 35th floor overlooking all of downtown. Veterinarians are smart people and well educated scientists. They may love horses and have compassion for their health and care. Unfortunately they have...

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The Best Interest Of The Horse

The Electrician We should all agree that when we see any professional, we expect that professional to work in our best interest. This would include any service professional from auto mechanic or electrician to any kind of doctor. I just had an electrician come to my...

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The Death Of Horses

The text said, “I need to talk with someone I trust.” Her 7 year old horse had just died from an impaction colic. What words could I say to help her overcome her loss yet allow her to grow from it? Our phone conversation, boiled down to its essence, was about two...

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Why Do I Bother?

Why do I bother attending meetings if what they say I disagree with? Why be part of a group that is subsidized by feed companies (whose names are printed on the credentials lanyard) when my belief is that grain is hurting our horses? But right now I’m heading to San...

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Decay Of The Profession

It is with a sad heart I write this blog about the professional decay in my profession of equine...

read more

Disrupters

Disrupters shake things up and disturb the peace causing the people around them discomfort,...

read more

Integrity

A lot has been written about equine dentistry over the past 10 years especially on the forums....

read more

Kicked In The Teeth

I have a flat spot on my forehead from me banging my head against the wall. I’ll admit, I’m...

read more

Pull The Tooth!

Please read this first -This post has received a lot of comments. Before you post your question,...

read more

The Death Of Horses

The text said, “I need to talk with someone I trust.” Her 7 year old horse had just died from an...

read more

Why Do I Bother?

Why do I bother attending meetings if what they say I disagree with? Why be part of a group that...

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