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Alfalfa producers and horse owners: Fight off blister beetles with careful management practices

Recent weather patterns consistently exhibiting hot, dry conditions with intermittent rainfall can increase blister beetle populations.
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Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Megan Williams

Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Megan Williams, DVM, DACVS (Large Animal) is an assistant professor of equine surgery in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Since coming to OSU in 2017, she has been actively conducting research.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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