Equine veterinarian Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss horse healthcare, and proper care and maintenance. Whether your horse is an athlete or a lawn ornament, you'll learn something that will help you be a better horse parent!
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into horse feet and discuss the intricacies of Caudal Heel Pain, often referred to as Navicular Syndrome. Topics include symptoms, diagnostic options, treatments, and prevention.
Repairing Broken Bones
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long interview Dr. John Peloso, a board-certified equine surgeon and co-founder of the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, on the subject of broken bones. Topics include how breaks occur, what types of breaks can be repaired, what makes a horse a good candidate for surgery, and what the recovery process is like.
Cushings aka PPID
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into the complex world of Cushings, or PPID. Learn what makes PPID different from the Cushings that humans and dogs get, as well as early warning signs, treatment options, and, most importantly, how to reduce the chances that your horse will end up with it.
The Dreaded Choke
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss one of the scariest, yet least dangerous emergencies you're likely to experience with your horse: a choke. Topics include causes, treatment, and preventative measures you can take to avoid it.
Pain in the Spine
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss a variety of problems that create lameness in the neck and back of horses. Included topics are signs of problems, diagnostic methods and limitations, and treatment.
Sweating (or not sweating) Horses
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long talk about sweat. Do you know how much sweat your horse can lose, or how to determine that? Learn what sweating means for your horse, and how to help them do it well. And on the other end of the spectrum are the non-sweaters. Learn what the inability to sweat looks like in case it happens to your horse.