Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome - Digestive anatomy, prevention and treatment, Dr. Wendy H. Mallot, DVM, DACVIM

by WSHJA Horse Welfare September 26, 2013 in Education

 Dr. Wendy H. Mallot, DVM, DACVIM, of Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, and Gina Fresquez, M.S., Equine Nutrition Specialist, Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC, conducted a seminar on September 17, 2013, on the latest information on gastric ulcer syndrome in horses.   These slides contain the latest information on: 

  • Equine Digestive System Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Signs
  • How Ulcers Form
  • Key Risk Factors and Prevention
  • Diagnosing & Classifying
  • Treatment Options 
Click here to go to Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital site and view the slides.
 
 

Taylor, Gilmore Receive WSHJA Educational Scholarship

educational scholarship picKrista Taylor and Kimberly Gilmore each received a $750 Educational Scholarship—an opportunity presented to them in recognition of their many volunteer hours. The Educational Scholarship can be applied towards participating in riding clinics, attending classes on matters of horse welfare or other educational opportunities directed at improving one’s equitation or horsemanship skills.

To be eligible for the scholarship, members must complete a minimum of 5 volunteer hours at a WSHJA activity.  At the annual members meeting, two names, one child/junior and one adult, will be drawn to receive the scholarship.

Long Distance Travel and Show Ground Health Techniques, Dr. Sarah Jane Owens, DVM, MRCVS

by WSHJA Horse Welfare December 21, 2012 in Education

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Dr. Sarah Jane Owens founded Owens Equine in Issaquah WA in 2009. She brings a lifetime of sport 

horse expertise to the area, as well as cutting edge diagnostics. She has hauled her own horses to

California many times, as well as shipped them between North and South America and Europe. She

was involved in pre-Olympic prep of team members for the USA for the Sydney Olympics, and for

Great Britain for the Athens Olympics. Dr. Owens has also cared for teams of up to 40 polo ponies who

played on up to three continents per year at high levels. While working in Wellington FL, the ‘Florida

Crud’ as well as South American diseases like screwworm and Piroplasmosis were a constant fear for

horses coming from all over the country to compete in polo, showjumping, and dressage. At FEI level

competitions, Dr. Owens has been involved in barn biosecurity and quarantine and pre-competition

health screening.

 

Many of us are about to join the big parade down to Thermal California or other sunny climes to give our riding aspirations solid footing for the winter.

Recently, very public disease outbreaks at large show gatherings have put travel health at the forefront

of our concerns. The combination of immune suppression due to stress and the physiological obstacles

faced by the respiratory system during travel make keeping horses healthy a particular challenge.  

 

Dr. Owens contributed these slides (with valuable links including required biosecurity measures  for 2013 HITS Thermal Shows) to help raise membership awareness of challenges and best practices to maintain your horses' health when shipping to, and while at, competition show grounds. 

WSHJA Offers Educational Scholarships

Beginning in 2012, WSHJA will award two educational scholarships.

Purpose

Educational scholarships shall be awarded to attend clinics, seminars, or classes related to improving performance or increasing education in equine care, maintenance, or training for participation in the hunter/jumper community. They will be awarded in the amount of $750.00 to one junior and one amateur each year.

Eligibility

Applicants must be resident of Washington State and member in good standing of WSHJA. Applicants are not eligible for an educational scholarship if they have received funding from the Washington State Finals Scholarships or the Emerging Athletes Program Scholarships. Applicant must complete a minimum of 5 volunteer hours with WSHJA during the show year in order to be eligible. The applicant must submit, in writing, their request for an Educational Scholarship to the Secretary of WSHJA NO LATER THAN one day prior to the Annual Members Meeting. Applicant will include a list of his or her volunteer activities and hours.

Process and Operation

At the Annual Members Meeting the Educational Scholarship recipients names WILL BE SELECTED BY A RANDOM DRAWING from among qualified applicants, one for a junior and one for an amateur. An alternate name will be drawn in each category in the event scholarship winner is unable or chooses not to participate. The Executive Board and/or an Executive Board officer must approve the educational opportunity selected and will arrange payment and/or reimbursement. The board may adjust scholarship amount if the financial status of the Association warrants.

Wither Rock & Lift, Megan Ayrault LMP

by WSHJA Horse Welfare July 17, 2012 in Education

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Enjoy this video lesson (17 min) showing you one of the techniques from Megan's book, The Horse Lover's Guide to Massage. The video includes an anatomy lesson on the spine, explanations of the benefits for your horse and for you, some warm up techniques, and use of the Wither Rock and Lift as a helpful assessment tool.

 

Megan Ayrault is a Licensed Massage Practitioner for horses and their human partners (and canine friends :-). Her main interests and training in bodywork have included Myofascial Release, Shiatsu/Acupressure, Craniosacral Therapy, and a variety of massage approaches. In her Seattle-area practice, she has been massaging horses since 2001, people and dogs since 2002, and has taught equine and canine massage with the Northwest School of Animal Massage since 2004.  Megan is the founder of AllAboutAnimalMassage.com, providing education for animal owners, and continuing education for professionals, through on-line videos, classes, books, e-books and e-mail coaching. You can also hear Megan's horse massage tips on-line (recorded podcasts) on the Horse Tip Daily Radio Show.

Introduction to Equine Dentistry, Dr.Delorey DVM

by WSHJA Horse Welfare July 15, 2012 in Education

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Dr. Mary DeLorey DVM, provides an in-depth (and illustrated) introduction to Equine Dentistry. 

Dr. DeLorey DVM, graduated from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  Through her Northwest Equine Dentistry practice, Dr. DeLorey is devoted exclusively to high quality general and advanced equine dentistry.  Northwest Equine Dentistry's mission is to complement and enhance the care given by your regular equine veterinarian.

http://www.nwequinedentistry.com/video.php

Landscape of Pre-Purchase Examinations, Dr. Krauter, DVM, DACVS

by WSHJA Horse Welfare July 12, 2012 in Education

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Dr. Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS, discusses the purpose and landscape of pre-purchase examinations as a tool to assist potential buyers in making informed decisions about a horse's physical ability to suit their needs and objectives.

http://www.pilchuckvet.com/articles/a-horse-buyer-s-guide-to-the-prepurchase-exam

Dr. Krauter has been a member of Pilchuck’s team of board certified large animal surgeons since 1992. She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, and received her equine surgical training at Kansas State University. Her areas of special interest are equine lameness diagnosis and treatment, and colic surgery. She enjoys the challenge of helping her equine patients achieve their athletic potential and is frequently consulted on subtle lameness issues.

Tendon & Ligament Injuries, Dr. Delco, DVM, DACVS

by WSHJA Horse Welfare July 12, 2012 in Education

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Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital's Dr. Michelle Delco, DVM, DACVS discusses tendon and ligament injuries from prevention to prognosis, advanced therapies, and rest and rehabilitation.

http://www.pilchuckvet.com/articles/tendon-and-ligament-injuries-from-prevention-to-prognosis

Dr. Delco received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2002. After a one-year post-doctoral internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, she completed an equine surgery residency at the University of California, Davis and obtained board certification through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Delco then joined the faculty at Kansas State University as an assistant professor in equine surgery. Although she greatly enjoys teaching, Dr. Delco left academic practice to join Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in July 2008, and is excited to live and work in the Northwest. Her professional interests include orthopedic surgery, sport horse lameness diagnosis and treatment and minimally invasive surgery.
 

Basic Equine Immunizations For The Road, Drs' Abramson-Mooney DVM, Garrett DVM, Williams DVM

by WSHJA Horse Welfare July 10, 2012 in Education

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Drs' Alexandra Abramson-Mooney, DVM, Ragan Garrett,DVM, and Crystal Williams, DVM outline basic equine immunization guidelines for both horses on the road and at home.

http://www.pilchuckvet.com/articles/equine-vaccinations-basic-guidelines-for-horses-at-home-and-on-the-road

All three authors are equine surgery and medicine interns currently working at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Abramson joins our team all the way from Florida where she grew up riding hunter/jumper horses competitively in the southeast region. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 2007 where she graduated with honors and a distinction in research. Dr. Garrett is from Bend, Oregon where she grew up riding hunter/jumper horses and trail riding every summer with her dad. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and Veterinary Medicine degrees at Oregon State University. Dr. Williams grew up in southern California and has spent the last nine years in Davis, California. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at UC Davis and worked in the Large Animal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine before entering vet school. She also spent six months working at an equine intensive care unit during the thoroughbred foaling season in Australia.

Advancements In Diagnosing Equine Lameness, Dr. Bryant, DVM, DACVS

by WSHJA Horse Welfare July 9, 2012 in Education

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Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital's Dr. James Bryant, DVM, DACVS discusses advancements in diagnosing equine lameness.

http://www.pilchuckvet.com/articles/advances-in-diagnosing-equine-lameness

After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, Dr. Bryant completed an internship at Texas A&M University, followed by a surgical residency at the University of Florida. He was a member of the clinical faculty of both Kansas State University and the University of Florida before returning to the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up. Dr. Bryant has a strong interest in equine sports medicine, particularly lameness diagnosis and treatment of all types of sport horses. He is actively involved in the sport of endurance, both nationally and internationally, and serves on the veterinary committee of the American Endurance Riding Conference. His surgical interests include soft tissue surgery, colic, upper airway, and orthopedic procedures.