May 28, 2012 07:38
Question: TICKS!!!! We just adopted an older Aussie, and pulled 20 some ticks off him the first day we had him. Lately I have found two ticks in the house, not on him. What to do to make my dogs stink to the ticks, so they stop hitching a ride inside? I put some of that medicine on his shoulders, and then a tick collar for good measure, but they are everywhere this year. We've never seen so many ticks.
Advantix repels and kills attached ticks. Ticks have been especially bad this year and we're not quite sure which tick medicine you used on your dog but vet clinics have a tick medicine that is applied on the back along the spine on skin, that is called Advantix and it is a 95% deterrent against ticks.It is effective for one month at a time. We suggest that you wait before using this product if you have already used another product until the previous one wears off and the collar is not required with the Advantix. Keep checking anyway and pulling off and crush or burn the tick.
You could also use one of the combo mosquito and tick repellent sprays before going out with dog. Dr. Lisa Wayman DVM
Liz, sometimes the male ticks will hitch a ride inside or a female will jump off without feeding on your dog. Nothing can be done outside of what Dr. Wayman has recommended but daily checks to remove any ticks found on your body. Dr. Domoslai DVM
April 26, 2012 06:03
Mom and her 11 babies delivered by C section recently!
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.
February 17, 2012 10:44
Question: A clients horse windsucks really bad, it will stop several times while it is feeding and eating hay to windsuck on anything it can get hold of. I've heard that past cases have been found to have ulcers and have been treated accordingly and although it doesn't always cure the "habit" it has had some success. Would trying it on cemetadine for a month be worthwhile? It wears a miracle collar but this has done nothing to deter it in the slightest. To say it windsucks constantly throughout the day its body condition is pretty good and so far it hasnt suffered any related health issues associated with the typical windsucker. Would appreciate your suggestions/advice. Thanks
Answer: Thanks for your question Karen. This vice really creates only occasional gas colic as opposed to ulcers. Cribbing (windsucking is something different)is a habit that releases endorphins in the brain so affected horses are really addicted. That is why it is considered a vice. If he is eating enough to maintain condition and the collar doesn't stop him then there isn't much to be done. You can run electric wire on all rails of his paddock, but if persistent he will crib on posts. The behaviour is a stress reliever so perhaps pasture is an option, if the cribbing is prevented he may show stress in other ways. » Dr. Lisa Wayman
February 16, 2012 19:32
The following interesting case was a one month old foal who developed a baseball size painful swelling in his neck.
The swelling never reduced after treatments with antibiotics and antiinflamatories so we surgically removed it and found a deep seated bursitis extending from his vertebral process.
He is doing well now.
March 1 2012 I am very pleased with this foal's progress after the surgery, no mobility loss, minimal scars.
See photos below
Photo credit Dr. Domoslai
February 15, 2012 10:34
Question: Having the same problem with this horse. Keeps opening the wound on the front of his leg. Thanks very much to Dory for the Bitter Apple, however, did not work. Any ideas? Was wondering about a powder of some kind that will get into his nostrils and deter him. He really is not chewing it so much as rubbing it open with his nose. He is out with the other horses now and his leg seems to be working very well. The tendon, as you said, has scarred down and he is pretty well sound on the leg. Roxanna
Answer: Sometimes preparation H helps a lot with the itching of a wound. Is it on front of hock (hind leg) or front of carpus (front leg)? Wounds that were on front of these joints have high movement and minimal extra skin to close fully so the horse ends up with an epithelialized mature scar. These have little structural strength and frequently reopen or crack and ooze permanently. Dr. Wayman DVM
Answer: Thanks for your question Roxanna. I agree with Dr. Wayman, these wounds are difficult to heal properly because of the leg structure. An option is to reopen the wound, take it down to the granulation bed, debride and freshen skin edges. Dr. Domoslai DVM
February 1, 2012 09:55
Q: My vet discovered my horse has 2 urethras while he was cleaning his sheath. My horse is almost 7, his urine comes out normal and in the year that I have had him, he has had no problems. Do I need to be concerened about this? I was able to watch him urinate and it looks like both urethras are used. -Linda
A: No real problem just kinda cool! Funny what vets think is interesting ha ha. You will have to watch maybe a bit more for "beans" forming in both or one or both. -Dr Lisa Wayman