Articles by Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM - Veterinary Medicine
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Articles by Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM

Equine ovarian tumors

Aggressiveness, reproductive dysfunction characterize most common equine cancer -- granulosa-theca cell tumors
Apr 1, 2004

Horses have a higher incidence of ovarian tumors than do any other domestic animal.

Nailed

Mar 1, 2004

It has probably happened in your practice. You get a panicked call from a client who found their horse out in the pasture unwilling to walk and with a nail sticking into the foot.

What to do with the 'leftovers'

Finding reasons for last year's non-breeding mares a priority this time of year
Feb 1, 2004

This is an appropriate time of the year to be thinking about leftovers.

Fire!

Nov 1, 2003

There is something about the smell of a burnt barn that you will never forget, and something about that smell and the sight of smoldering hopes, dreams and horses that should never be forgotten.

'Heeza Sheeza'

Following logical sequence of developmental events best way to determine equine sexual development abnormalities
Sep 1, 2003

Rena's owners weren't exactly sure what they had purchased. They thought that they had bought a mare and she seemed to show some weak cyclical estrous behavior.

Successful laminitis rehab must involve client

Client access to latest research, medical updates cannot replace simple tips needed in the recovery of laminitic cases
Aug 1, 2003

Pastures that were dry and thin last year are now lush and green, thanks to a generally wet spring this year.

Tendon contracture and laxity problems in foals common, but still serious

Jun 1, 2003

Tendon contracture and laxity in foals is not an uncommon problem and one that most equine practitioners routinely deal with just about every foaling season.

Snakebite!

Cultural prejudices, lack of knowledge vilify snakes; clients should understand basics when bites occur
May 1, 2003

Most people have a strong opinion about snakes-and it is usually bad.

Fooling mother nature: DVMs being asked to control strong heats

Apr 1, 2003

The weather is slowly getting warmer and that means that two of an equine veterinarian's busiest seasons are soon to be here - breeding and showing. Unfortunately these two activities do not go together well for some mares.

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