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Posts published in “2019”

Parent Category for the Year 2019

Bridging the Gap in Veterinary Medicine

He gives me that look. You know the one I’m talking about. The I’m-having-a-really-bad-day-so-your-ride-is-going-to-be-worthless look. I questioned whether he had given it to me the…

Umbilical Infections

Introduction
Umbilical infections, also called
omphalitis or omphalophlebitis, and are an
inflammation of any one of the structures
that make up a foal’s belly button. The
umbilicus consists of two arteries, a vein,
and the urachus. The umbilical arteries
carry deoxygenated blood away from the
fetus and returns the blood to the placenta.
The umbilical arteries give rise to the
round ligaments of the bladder in the adult.
The umbilical vein brings oxygenated
and nutrient-rich blood to the fetus from
the maternal circulation. In the adult the
umbilical vein becomes the round ligament
of the liver. The urachus is a remnant of the
canal that drains the fetus’ bladder

Monthly Issue July 2019

Keeping Your Horse Safe DURING JULY 4TH Common signs of stress: *Decreased appetite *Tail swishing * Pawing *Sweating *Vocalisation *Kicking *Repetitive head movements *Kicking *Flared…