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Endoscopy Allows Pets to Avoid Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Tucker is a hero to a couple of puppies and their owners. Both dogs (we’ll call them Spot and Rover) have a history of eating things like rocks and socks and came to the clinic with digestive problems. Dr. Tucker suspected a foreign body. (With an x-ray,

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New Insights in Equine Parasite Control

  Controlling internal parasites is essential to keeping your horse healthy and performing at his best. High levels of parasitism may cause weight loss, a poor hair coat, and a depressed attitude. It may also cause more severe problems such as intermittent or persistent diarrhea, colic, and

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Newly Identified Dental Condition in Middle-Aged Horses

Veterinarians have recently identified a dental condition principally seen in older horses. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a painful condition principally seen in horses over the age of 15. EOTRH is characterized by the horse’s body resorbing the bone and tissue surrounding the incisor

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New, Improved Lyme Vaccine Recommended

Due to the high prevalence of Lyme disease in this area, the Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic considers Lyme vaccination a core vaccine for all dogs. Lyme disease risk areas are expanding due to favorable tick habitats, the blurring of urban and suburban boundaries, and an increase in the

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Monthly Preventives Keep Pets Healthy

As veterinarians, we hate to think that your four-legged friend gets forgotten, but we know it happens and we understand. You’re busy (heck, we’re busy, too!). You’ve got work, the kids, the yard, the house; it’s easy to forget the monthly preventives for your pet. Heartworm disease

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Annual Spring Horse Owner’s Seminar

Please Join us March 11! Our annual spring seminar for horse owners is slated for Wednesday, March 11 at Sperino’s Monte Carlo Room in Elkhorn. This year’s principal speaker will be Dr. Bob Stenbom who will talk about Caring for the Geriatric Horse and also Horse Immunity

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The Winter “Whoa’s” of Horse Care

Surviving winter with horses in the upper midwest can be difficult. Here are a few tips for caring for your horses when the snow starts to fly: Feed for heat: As the temperature drops, your horse burns more calories to stay warm. Hay not only provides calories, but

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Confidentiality of Veterinary Records

You expect your doctor and dentist to keep your personal medical records private. But what about your pet’s veterinary record? Your pet’s medical records belong to the veterinarian caring for the animal. As the owner of the animal, you are entitled to receive a copy of those

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My horse’s urine looks red or orange in the snow, is it bloody?

  This is a really common question that we hear every year during the winter months, when there is snow on the ground. People usually notice red, orange or brown spots in the snow and ice where their horses have urinated.  Normal horse urine sometimes turns red or brown

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Preventing Tick-Borne Disease

Prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy and free of tick-borne disease such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. Many of you attended our tick-borne disease seminars last month. For those that couldn’t attend and for those that did, we’d like to reiterate the preventive

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