Archive for August 2011

Red Snow

I had been out of vet school just seven months. I was working in a general practice in northern New Hampshire that had hired me right out of vet school. It was a busy practice, and in those several months I had seen a fair number of horses. I was…

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Bent Frames – Part II

In a recent article I warned against buying a used car with a bent frame. A vehicle with a bent frame will never really be right on the road. I described one type of “bent frame” in a horse. That was the condition known as heaves. Another horse to avoid…

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Before You Call

Something interesting happened a few weeks ago. It was early on a Saturday morning, and I was the emergency vet on duty. Within the space of 10 minutes I got pages from two horse owners with horses that “weren’t right.” Both farms are about an hour’s drive from me, and…

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Bent Frames

We didn’t have a car in my family until I was 12 years old. It was a big green Buick with plenty of miles on it. She was the first of several used cars. Every few years the current one would start to fail, and my father would go out…

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The Disappearing Foal

I usually write my articles to inform. If that is what you are looking for, you can stop reading right here, as you won’t learn a thing from this one. It’s a true story that happened some 30 years ago, and I am still laughing about it. I usually don’t…

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