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

Full facilities for the management of equine health issues.

Dr. Harvey Domoslai, DVM
Phone: (306) 384-7676
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Updated Interesting Case #7 Deep Seated Bursitis in Foal

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   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.

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Snowball feet

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   January 23, 2012 06:08

Q:  What causes “Snowballs” on some horses feet and not others?  Same horses in the herd have the problem.  Is there a solution besides removing them?

A:  Shoe with snow pads, use boots for turnout, some say oil feet soles or spray with pam cooking spray before turnout but I don't know if that works or not as I haven't seen it in action. Dr. Lisa Wayman

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General | hoof care | Leg injuries

Hoof Abcess

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   December 3, 2011 09:11

Our big mare, has been lame for 2 days. Had the farrier out this morning and apparently a deep abscess blew and her a toe is now cracked. He cleaned it out and wants us to soak it in Epsom Salts and Iodine twice a day for three days. This is NOT an easy mare to get to stand still for treatment. Would love suggestions how to keep her still.

A:  If your mare won't stand still for soaking, make a poultice paste of epsom salts and a little betadine solution . Use some gauze to wrap it in to make a little pack. Use gloves if you don't want yellow/brown fingers. Apply to area of crack/hole and wrap in place with vetrap over whole foot including up over heels.  You can leave this on all day then rinse out with a quick swish in a pail and redo for the night.  In summer I reinforce with duct tape but is slippery in winter. 
If you prefer to use the soaking technique you may have to spend more time repeatedly replacing her foot until it bores her and she gives up or apply a twitch and/or use a chain until she learns to stand even if she would rather not. I don't like the feeding her grain to distract her technique as horses get even more irritated and fidgety when you are working on them when they are eating and it distracts from the work of training your horse to comply with nursing care.
Dr. Lisa Wayman

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General | hoof care | training

Recurring Thrush Problem

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   November 28, 2011 10:54

Q: My horse has a bad case of thrush, I have been usuing many different store bought remedies to cure it but it seems to only be gettting worst.. what home rememby can i use... ?  thanks Devin
A:  First the black infected soft horn  tissue has to be removed with a hoof knife by a skilled individual, preferably your farrier. Then scrub out well with betadine or chlorhexidine scrub or even dandruff shampoo.  Rinse and dry with a towel.  If you put any medication on top of the dead tissue and the discharge it will not get to the origins of the infection and will not work. After this preparation you can apply the thrush treatment.  
Then if copper sulfate hasn't worked [the most common treatment-coppertox] you can use bleach one or maybe two times, using a small brush to get it into deeper areas .

Dr. Lisa Wayman

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Disease | General | hoof care