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Medications and Drugs


Q & A: Understanding glucosamine

Question: In "Exercise and Arthritis" (Consultants, EQUUS 464) a letter from a reader solicited advice for managing her arthritic horse; the letter writer stated that the horse in... READ MORE


Additional approval for leptospirosis vaccine

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc The only vaccine currently available to protect horses from leptospirosis recently received additional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in mares in all three... READ MORE


When to adjust vaccination plans

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations. READ MORE


Pain relief as a diagnostic tool

by Christine Barakat Survey shows that many veterinarians use pain-relieving medications to help diagnose colic. READ MORE


Leptospirosis vaccine introduced

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc The first vaccine that protects horses against the bacterial infection leptospirosis is now available. READ MORE


Getting the Most From Antibiotics

Antibiotics have helped tame many feared infectious conditions and diseases. Here’s how judicious use, supplemented by common-sense management measures, can help ensure their continued effectiveness. READ MORE


What your veterinarian wants you to know about antibiotics

by Melinda Freckleton, DVM, with Christine Barakat Here are 7 vital facts to keep in mind when handling these powerful medications. READ MORE


Equine Vaccination Basics

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Vaccines are among the most effective weapons for protecting horses against the ravages of disease. Learn how vaccinations work to protect your horse and view two sample vaccination schedules, for the pleasure horse & performance horse. READ MORE


Watch for Injection Reactions

Odds are your horse won't have a dangerous reaction to an injection, but look out for these signs of trouble just in case. READ MORE


Indispensable Iodine

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Most first-aid kits contain iodine, the reddish-orange solution used to clean skin and wounds. Here's a quick rundown on the different formulations. READ MORE


Drug Safety After a Disaster

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Fires, floods and other extreme conditions can affect drug efficacy. Here are some guidelines to help you decide what to do with exposed medications. READ MORE


Exercise After Vaccinations: How soon is too soon?

A veterinarian discusses how soon after vaccination a horse can go back to work. READ MORE


Reducing the Risk of Injection-Related Infections

Infections at injection sites are rare, but your veterinarian will still take steps to avoid them. READ MORE


One Simple Tip for More Effective Deworming

Try this trick to ensure your horse gets the most out of his deworming medication. READ MORE


Ten Reasons to Love Sticky Ichthammol Ointment

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine It may be smelly, sticky and sort of gross, but the drawing salve ichthammol can't be beat in terms of versatility and affordability. READ MORE


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