Video: Updates on Equine Cushings Disease

Click here to view our recent client educational video focusing on the diagnosis & clinical signs of Cushings Disease.

Video: Lyme Disease Diagnosis & Treatment in the Horse

Click here to view our recent client educational video on the diagnosis & treatment of Lyme Disease in the horse.

Eggleston Equine 2018 Wellness Plans

Eggleston Equine's 2018 Wellness Plans offer an excellent economic value for you and your horse. They represent your commitment to quality preventative health care for your horse(s)!

 

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Article: Texting and Emailing Your Veterinarian: Some Tips

by Aimee Eggleston, DVM

 

Ambulatory equine veterinarians drive. We drive a lot. We used to get lost a lot too. Not that long ago, I had 3 or 4 different detailed state maps stashed around the cab of the truck to help me locate my next call. I would often pull over to the side of the road when I was getting lost.

 

Then came smart phones and the global-positioning systems that are built into them. GPS applications on smart phones, most complete with realistic travel times, traffic alerts, and alternate routes if needed, have revolutionized my ability to get somewhere efficiently – saving time and gas. In an emergency situation, it saves confusion and angst as well, when trying to elicit “good” directions to a new farm, from a panicked owner with a bad colic!

 

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Article: Buying a Horse, Do Your Homework

by Aimee Eggleston, DVM

 

Looking for a horse to buy is exciting: it’s a time when we imagine the possibilities. Maybe you’d like a jumper prospect and dream about the show ring, competition, and winning. Or perhaps you want a horse for pleasure riding and you visualize the perfect trail in autumn . . .

 

It’s human nature to get caught up in the excitement, but making a decision can also be stressful. We buy a horse to do something: to show, for example, or to jump, to drive, to trail-ride, to work. When an animal has to perform, compete, or work, two important questions arise: Will this horse be able to do what I want it to do at the level I expect? Is this the horse for me?

 

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Article: New Testing for Cushing's Disease

by Aimee Eggleston, DVM

 

Too often, when asked by a client of mine to answer this seemingly simple question, does my horse have Cushing's Disease, the answer was, I don't know. Until recently, diagnosing horses with equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), commonly referred to as Cushing's Disease, has been difficult. The blood testing available to equine veterinarians has been unreliable, giving inaccurate results. Too often horses afflicted with with the disease were not identified by the blood tests. Horses would go untreated, left to suffer the progressive, debilitating effects of Cushing's Disease – as their owners and veterinarians proceeded in the dark.

 

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