March 13, 2012 06:33
March 13, 2012
"In the news at CPVS" with Dr. Domoslai.
We had a horse become progressively recumbent and euthanized her last week.
Tests are pending but differentials now are 1. Injury, 2. Neurological Herpes, or 3. Rabies.
Stay tuned for updates.
March 14, 2012
"In the news at CPVS" Dr. Domoslai, DVM euthanized a horse in the Saskatoon and district area last week.
Injury and rabies have been ruled out as causes for the horse becoming progressively recumbent.
EHV-1 neurological herpeshas not been positively identified at this time, however the case is being investigated.
The farm is currently under quarantine.
March 15, 2012
The farm is located in the Borden, Saskatchewan area.
March 6, 2012 19:48
Q: When should horse owners administer their west nile vaccine?
A: The vaccine will be west nile plus ewt combo vaccine not just west nile virus. Best to give mid May to end of July because west nile is usually an August and September disease.
Boosting will give highest immunity in first 3 to 4 months afterwards even though protective for a whole year.
If you have a pregnant mare vaccinate one month before foaling.
If you have a foal of a vaccinated mare start a series of 3 vaccinations once a month at 3 months.
If the mare was not vaccinated prior to foaling, start at 5 months which may mean for some it is November by the time foal is 5 months, which is after mosquito season. Those foals can be started on their series the following April so
April-May-June. Dr Lisa Wayman DVM.
March 2, 2012 07:07
I have had a number of calls lately about horses on a regular, consistent deworming program actually passing worms.
Normally we would have a significant snow pack covering the ground, preventing
the horses from picking up parasite eggs. Horses that are exposed to grassy
pasture are coming in contact with more eggs than normal.
The solution is to give an additional wormer now, followed by the normal wormer in April/May.
March 1, 2012 11:11
That time of year everyone, lice.
Lice can be present in cold weather but are not as active as when it begins to warm.
Prime lice target areas are the mane and tailhead. Look at the base of the hairshaft for nits. Sucking lice will be attached to the skin. Chewing or biting lice will be frolicing about.
Treatment is to use one of the ivermectin product for the biting lice. Crawling lice require a powered product or a spray on product.