Just as humans experience stress in situations that are mentally or physically difficult, horses also experience stress as a natural response to changes or challenges in their environment. Stress in your horse can result in anxiousness and can cause physical symptoms such as ulcers and colic.
Restless leg syndrome also known as Willis Ekbom Disease is a neurological condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation. Symptoms typically occur when the person is sitting, resting, or sleeping.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Tendons are rope-like structures that the muscle uses to pull the bone. You can see them on the back of your hand when you straighten your fingers.
This Friday, August 28th sets aside a day to remember the pet companions we have lost. The relationship between humans and animals is special because somehow, when the world or life gets to be too stressful— they are always there. When a pet passes away, they leave behind a huge hole that you cannot fill.
A horse’s nature and their environment can contribute to scrapes, bruises, cuts, punctures, and all sorts of different trauma to the legs. Usually, these are not serious, and the swelling goes away easily. However, horses are also susceptible to a more challenging type of limb swelling called cellulitis.
What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy literally means water therapy and can refer to any therapeutic use of water to aid or improve health. Hydrotherapy started as a treatment for humans in ancient times and expanded to include animals when racehorses started benefiting from seawater.
All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress, and promoting healthy habits. Even a small change can impact your health in positive ways. Research has shown self-care helps promote happiness.
Dr. Carla Francheville graduated from vet school in 2003, then went on to study at the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2004. She quickly noticed the surplus of general equine veterinarians as well as the need for more specialized services in SW Florida—particularly lameness and sports medicine.
Some foods people eat can be introduced to a dog’s diet just fine, and even provide health benefits such as joint strength, better breath, and allergy immunity. But, before giving them anything, learning which foods are safe and which would send your four-legged friend to the emergency vet is key to creating a safe environment for your pup.