Articles by Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT - dvm360
Articles by Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT

Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, CHT

Immediate care of the compromised foal for the field practitioner (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Perinatal Asphyxia Syndrome produces hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) resulting in neurological deficits ranging from hypotonia to grand mal seizures. Foal's affected with perinatal asphyxia also experience gastrointestinal disturbances ranging from mild ileus and delayed gastric emptying to severe, bloody diarrhea and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Lawsonia intracellularis: An emerging disease (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Emerging intestinal disease of the in the horse, referred to as Eequine proliferative enteropathy.

Botulism (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Botulism is a neuromuscular disease characterized by flaccid paralysis that is caused by neurotoxins produced by strains of Clostridium botulinum. Horses are one of the most susceptible species, with both individual and group outbreaks reported.

Clinical assessment of adult colic (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Colic in horses may be an acute bout that either improves spontaneously or responds to medical or surgical intervention . Some horses suffer from chronic colic which pose a diagnostic delema for the medical clinician. In one study by Proudman (1991) only a small percentage (7%) require surgical intervention.

Corneal disease of horses (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Scraping for cytology and cultures: The cultures should be done before any drops, (drugs contain bacteriostatic agents), topical anesthetics and the handle end of a scalpel blade to scrape, sterile dacron swabs for culture.

Acute abdomen in foals: Emphasis on the ultrasound (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Abdominal pain in the foal can be a frustrating diagnostic challenge as the differential diagnosis are extensive. Abdominal pain can progress rapidly leading to septicemia or even death.

How I manage endocrine cases (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Information on thyroid function, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, and equine metabolic syndrome in horses.

Rhodococcus equi (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Pneumonia in foals, caused by Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is a well-known worldwide problem.

Diseases of the equine cornea (Proceedings)
October 1, 2008

Information on various diseases of the cornea in horses.

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