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5 miles West of Saskatoon, sk
on Highway 14 at Saskatoon Livestock Sales

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Dr. Harvey Domoslai, DVM
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Damaged Horn

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 20, 2014 09:14

Question:  Hi, we have a cow, 9 years old, that has managed to pull a horn off. (Seen Mar 4-2014) I didn't think such an event was possible! The horn was found in a feeder several days later. I am curious as to what will become of the tissue that supported the horn. I noticed today that she must have given that base a knock and caused a wound that has shed blood once again. I welcome your comments regarding this. •    It left the horn-shaped base as can be viewed in the first pic. And the sloughed horn that I picked up in the feeder is completely hollow.  Thanks! -Cheryl H.

Answer:  Then I would expect it may grow back similar to a broken part of hoof or missing nail on a person. The tissue left is horn corium, tissue that nourishes and supports the horn tissue. It will likely have granulation tissue on it now which bleeds very easily. If the cow is hard on it, or if it is too damaged, it may be better to have her dehorned and the site cauterized on that side. Or have a decorative brass cover made ;0) Dr. Lisa Wayman

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Gelding Has Allergic Reaction

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   July 16, 2012 08:57

Question:  Hi there Dr. Domoslai, I have quite a concern with my gelding's neck. He has a swelling that seems to be getting larger and harder as the day goes on. I took some pics from this morning and this afternoon. I think he may need to be seen. Unless a bug bite could do this much inflammation?! There isn't an obvious location of a bite, no scratch, no sign of anything on the exterior.

Answer:  Thanks for contacting me quickly.  Your gelding looks like he is having some allergic reaction to bug bites.   We are cold hosing and rubbing him down.   He is receiving  bute and if there is no improvement by morning, we will add an antihistamine and an antiinflamatory.

Recognition and rapid response often curtail a potentially serious or fatal result, great job by the owner in this case. Dr. D.


Inflamed Ear

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   July 13, 2012 20:50

Question:  We have a young golden retriever, a farm dog.  She has one ear that looks perfectly normal, the other ear is red, itchy and dirty.  We do have farm cats, does she have ear mites?  The second question is how can we keep her out of the water troughs?  She is in the water continually, makes a mess in the troughs.  She is current on her shots, etc.

Answer:  Sounds like your dog is the victim of her forays into the water troughs.  Retriever ears are prone to this ailment because they don't dry out properly, good luck trying to keep her out of the water.  Stop at the clinic and pick up a tube of medication, changes the ph of the ear back to what is should be, simply to apply and inexpensive.  Dr. D.

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Treatment of Equine Aural Plaques

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   January 10, 2012 08:10

Q: Dr. Domoslai,   I would like to know if ear aural plaques are contagious to my other two horses?  Do they need to be separated?   Can my horse give them to other horses?  Thank you sir fore your time, hope to hear from you.  Happy Holidays also.  Judy 

A:  Hey Judy thanks for the question.  Aural Plaques are not contagious to other horses.  Horses with a particular sensitivity/allergy to insect bites get aural plaques.  Treatment is always aimed at reducing insect bites on the inside of the ear and treating the plaques with a soothing emollient or ointment.

Dr. Harvey

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