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  • You Can Pay Online!

    Written by Melanie

    Just three easy steps to now pay your invoice online. Whether a client or practicum participant, you can make your payments conveniently from home or on the go. NOTE* This is explaining the process. The Pay Online Button is located on the homescreen; not in this blog article*

    Click the PAY ONLINE button on the homepage located on the right of the screen (NOT IN THIS BLOG)

    Enter Name & Account/Invoice Number - or for practicum participants, Practicum/ Name/Session Date

    Enter the starred prompts for your credit card information and click submit! 


    The PAY ONLINE button is located beneath the features and above the VetNotes buttons on the right of the screen. 

  • Esophageal Obstruction (“Choke”) VetNotes

    Written by Melanie

    Myhre VetNotes

    Esophageal obstruction is when food (or bedding and other foreign material) are swallowed and get stuck in between the back of the mouth and the stomach. There are two tubes that lead out of the mouth, one for food (the esophagus) and one for air (the trachea). Most commonly this occurs at the beginning of the esophagus just behind the mouth, or just before the end of the neck. This can often be figured out just by watching your horse. Horses typically cough repeatedly and often retch, have food or saliva coming out of their nose, and frequently try to swallow. A veterinarian will attempt to pass a nasogastric tube into your horse’s nose and into their stomach. In many cases, the choke will have resolved before the veterinarian gets there, but in slightly more severe cases this will push the obstruction into the stomach and resolve the choke. In very severe cases the tube will not be able to pass beyond the obstruction. Further confirmation can be achieved using a camera to actually see the obstruction, but this depends on the situation. 

  • Sport Horse Injuries Talk with Dr. Meeks

    Written by Melanie

    Audio Transcription from January 21st, 2017 on the Horse Talk Show
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    Lou Barton: We see a lot of horses competing at the highest levels such as the Nation’s Cup and the $1 Million Grand Prix, and I’m sure there are a lot of ongoing issues and concerns with injuries in these horses. So, could you start off by talking to us about the most common sports injury that you see?
    Dr. Meeks: There are a wide variety of injuries that I see and it depends on the horse. In the HITs horse’s the jumpers, you see a lot of suspensory injuries that are common. Usually, the front end of the horse is affected, but we do see some hind injuries. We see horses going at high speeds, going over jumps, you tend to come down with a lot of force and put weight on their front that’s probably one of the most common injuries that I see. But we also see a lot of bone bruising, also you have the various flexor tendon injuries, muscle soreness that goes along day in and day out training. These horses are in training and have a training regiment and they do what they're supposed to do, but it does put a lot of stress on the horse. So there’s a lot going on at the same time. 

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