Skip to main content

Equine herpes a growing concern this show season

Horse owners should closely monitor their horses for neurologic signs of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy during show and rodeo season this summer.
A young girl riding her horse in a meadow alongside a pond in front of a tree line. The girl's riding helmet is pink, her shirt is a pink paisley print and her horse is a sorrel red with white coloration on his rump and hind quarters.
Veterinary Viewpoints: How deep puncture wounds in horses’ feet can be found, treated

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Sustaining deep puncture wounds to the foot causes lameness in horses. The opening of the puncture wound may or may not be evident during physical examination. The veterinarian examining the foot must try to determine if the horse is experiencing a common foot abscess or a puncture wound.

College of Veterinary MedicineAnimal Health and SciencesHorsesVeterinary Viewpoints
Veterinary Viewpoints: When Should I Call the Veterinarian?

Thu, Nov 04, 2021

This article looks at the more common signs and establishes guidelines for when to call the veterinarian and whether the situation is an emergency. Partnering with your veterinarian and knowing when to act help ensure the best possible outcomes for your animals.

Veterinary ViewpointsCollege of Veterinary MedicineHorsesCattleAnimal Health and Sciences
Now That’s a Headache: Facial trauma and fractures in horses

Tue, Oct 05, 2021

Many horses can cause trauma on themselves. Usually, those are wounds or cuts on the legs — but sometimes, they’re on the horse’s head.

Animal Health and SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineHorsesVeterinary Viewpoints
Veterinary Viewpoints: Giving and Receiving Veterinary Medical Advice via Social Media

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Animal owners often turn to social media for answers to all types of questions including medical advice for their pets and livestock. Online information is abundant but not always accurate, and it may be difficult for some owners to differentiate the good from the bad. Most animal owners are also willing to share their experiences and help others via social media, but depending on the advice given, they may be in violation of the law.

Veterinary ViewpointsCattlecatsCollege of Veterinary MedicineHorsesAnimal Health and Sciencesdogs
Veterinary Viewpoints: Old McDonald Had a Farm

Tue, Aug 17, 2021

Multispecies farms are common around Oklahoma, and they do bring joy as the song indicates. There are, however, a few considerations when multiple species of animals are housed in proximity to one another. Certain medications, feeds and feed additives that are advantageous to the health of one species can actually be detrimental to other species.

HorsesVeterinary ViewpointsAnimal Health and SciencesCollege of Veterinary MedicineCattleSheep
Horses need up-to-date West Nile virus vaccinations

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

OSU Extension recommendations are for horse owners and equine managers to consult with their local large animal veterinarian as there are different vaccines available on the market.

HorsesWest Nile virusOSU AgricultureOutreach and EngagementmosquitoesAnimal Health and SciencesOklahoma Cooperative Extension ServiceNews TopicsAnimal and Food SciencesOSU ExtensionFood Land and Natural Resources

Back To Top