COLIC If you are a horse owner you will at one point most likely encounter an episode of colic with your horse.   Maybe its the high temperatures and high humidity but it seems to be a high number of colic cases especially in my older patients recently. Colic can range from mild to severe, but it should never be […] Continue Reading

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It was a fun day with Dr. Silvia Colladay taking radiographs on this beautiful horse at Sycamore stables in San Juan Capistrano, CA.   First the vet checks the heart before giving the  horse a sedative Every horse considering size and demeanor are very different this horse was very easy going and didn’t need much. It usually take 3-5 minutes […] Continue Reading

Equine dental x-rays at Sycamore Equestrian Center

Why is it necessary to X-ray a horse’s teeth? Oral examinations only show approximately one-tenth of the horse’s tooth. Sedation can help the doctor hold the mouth open longer to use light, digital camera, visual and physical examinations, However with 90% of most teeth not being visible there are many things that can not be seen with an x ray. […] Continue Reading

Geriatric Horse check up at the age of 35 in Orange County

Geriatric Horse check ups generally are done more than an adult horse’s annual check-up   Listening to your horses heart This is done with a stethoscope and should be listened to on both the left and right side of a horses chest just behind the elbow. Normal heart rate in a horse is 30-45 beats per minute. Normal respiratory rate […] Continue Reading

Dr. Silvia Colladay DVM attends the “HorseCareForLife” conference sponsored by Purina and Merck Pharmaceuticals.

Clients should be looking in their email soon for an invitation to join in on this exciting new website designed by equine veterinarians an nutritionists. The Horse Care for Life program provides you with expert information that is tailored specifically to your horses age and activity. It also provides a simple and effective way to keep track of your horses […] Continue Reading

veterinary medicine mobility act 2013

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT: The AAEP Welfare and Public Policy Advisory Council is working with the AVMA and Congress to ensure that veterinarians can provide complete care to their animal patients. With the recent introduction of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1528) we have the opportunity to make an impact. As large animal veterinarians, most of us have […] Continue Reading

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