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Articles by Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM

Are specialty diets practical?

DVMs are primary advisors on individual nutritional needs.
Mar 1, 2005

It will be the equine veterinarian's job to introduce clients to new feeding concepts and to help them deal with the confusion that new choices will create.

The changing face of insurance

Trying to serve the buyer and insurer adequately and ethically can prove difficult
Feb 1, 2005

New diagnostics and more-sensitive testing has complicated equine insurance further.

Conditions collide to propel PHF/Potomac horse fever must be treated rapidly to dodge fatalities

Jan 15, 2005

The fact that the disease presents in a slightly different way in vaccinated horses makes clinical diagnosis even harder for veterinarians.

The dating game - Older stallions require thorough evaluations to gague potency

Nov 1, 2004

Though aging is the most-common cause of testicular degeneration, it also can be caused by higher heat in the testicles, adverse drug reactions or exposure to toxins and chemicals.

Managing grief responses

Bereavement could deteriorate the health of your horses
Oct 1, 2004

Any time a horse dies, other horses that might have been close to the deceased horse should be allowed to spend time near it.

Every breath you take

Air quality should be monitored to determine appropriate work sessions
Sep 1, 2004

What is your number? We all have numbers that are important to us as individuals—our social security number, our telephone number, maybe even our bed's sleep number. But there should be another number that is important to you, too, and that is an AQI number. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a means of reporting daily air quality, and it is a measure of how clean or polluted air in a specific location is. The AQI number directly relates to the possible health and environmental effects of air, as well as the calculated health risks within a few hours to days after breathing it.

Sweating the small stuff

Research findings offer strategies on managing sweat and electrolyte balance in performance horses
Aug 1, 2004

As we move into the heart of the show season, temperatures and humidity in many parts of the country are on the rise. Replacement of fluid and electrolyte losses in the exercising horse becomes critical ...

Digital radiography

Deciding whether to purchase not a black-and-white issue for equine practitioners
Jun 1, 2004

For some practices that future may be now and the switch to this new system will allow you to take better images, provide a better service to your clients and make a profit.

Equine obesity

DVMs in ideal position to educate clients about disease prevention, proper nutrition in overweight horses
May 1, 2004

If there is any truth to the idea that after a while owners start to look like their pets, then many horsemen and women need to go on a diet.

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