Summer everywhere can be dangerous for pets and livestock, but it’s an especially dangerous time for animals here. Tucson’s extreme summer temperatures and arid climate put animals at an elevated risk of dehydration and heatstroke.
Category: Equine Health
Does Your Horse Have Cushing’s Disease? Understanding Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction
During their long lives, horses are susceptible to a variety of health problems, including Cushing’s disease. Also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID).
Gastric Ulcers in Horses: What You Need to Know
Gastric ulcers are a fairly common condition in horses, particularly race and competition horses, but all horses (even foals) can suffer. Ulcers are lesions which occur in a horse’s stomach.
Pet Insurance…Where to start
Pet Insurance…Where to start Pet insurance sounds like a novel concept for any dog or cat owner. Our clients ask us frequently which pet insurance we recommend at Adobe. We do not recommend one insurance company over the other. Typically we offer inquiring individuals multiple insurance pamphelets and report the companies that our clients mention… Continue reading Pet Insurance…Where to start
Emergency Preparedness: Important Tips for Horse Owners
Emergency Preparedness: Important Tips for Horse Owners In the event of the potential flooding over the next couple of days, we at Adobe Veterinary Center know how important it is for you as a horse owner to have pre-planned actions and proper information to make rapid decisions that may save your horse’s and even your… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness: Important Tips for Horse Owners
AAHA Accreditation: What it means for you & your pets
AAHA Accreditation: What it means for you & your pets Have you ever wondered why it’s so important to take your pets to a clinic that is AAHA accredited? What does it mean to be accredited? The AAHA accreditation means that your veterinary clinic holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is… Continue reading AAHA Accreditation: What it means for you & your pets
Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak
Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak Click the following links to learn more about the recent outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus, a neurological disease affecting horses. A Guide To Understanding the Neurologic Form of EHV Infection Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) & EHV-1 Frequently Asked Questions
My pets appear healthy…why do they need bloodwork?
Reasons why we recommend routine blood work: Most importantly, we recommend blood work during an exam to detect illness in the early stages.
Monsoon season is swiftly approaching. It’s not just the boom of thunder that generates a fear response in fearful dogs. Lightning, wind, rain, dark skies, changes in barometric pressure and even odors can elicit a fearful response.
West Nile Virus
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as of August 5th 2014, WNV infections in birds and veterinary animals have been reported in the state of Arizona. West Nile Virus infections have also been reported in humans in Arizona.
Caring For An Older Horse
10 Tips for Caring for The Older Horse: Because of advances in nutrition, management and health care, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and 30s. While genetics play a role in determining life span.
Recognize your Horse’s Dental Issues
Recognize your Horse’s Dental Issues Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at all. This is because some horses simply adapt to their discomfort. For this reason, periodic dental examinations are essential to your horse’s health. It is important to catch dental… Continue reading Recognize your Horse’s Dental Issues