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From educational articles to emergency stories, Great Lakes Equine doctors give you a peak into their every day work lives and answer questions on a variety of equine-related subjects commonly asked by our clients.

Dr. Kate

Managing Cushings \ by Dr. Kate \

Equine Cushings Disease is quite common in the aged horse population, and horse owners often struggle with having an older horse with this condition and how to manage them. So what is Cushing’s disease? Cushing disease is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland, which sits just below brain. The tumor does not spread to…Read More

Dr. Adam Leininger

Time for a Checkup? \ by Dr. Adam Leininger \

            Equine medicine has come a long way with increasingly better diagnostics, treatment options, and a better overall understanding of the equine patient. The practice of equine veterinary medicine is not focused solely on treatment of disease, but also the prevention of disease and illness. Equine dentistry is one area…Read More

Dr. Adam Leininger

Colic: a dirty word \ by Dr. Adam Leininger \

So what is colic? Simply put colic is any type of gastro-intestinal discomfort, so why all the fear and panic? I am sure you probably can count on two hands the amount of times you felt GI pain over the past six months to a year. I am sure over Christmas alone you experienced more…Read More

Dr. Kate Diederich

The Penicillin Predicament \ by Dr. Kate Diederich \

Despite being the oldest antibiotic, there are still many uses for Penicillin today.  It remains effective against many different types of bacteria even amongst the growth of antibiotic resistance.  To continue to conserve its effectiveness we need to use it cautiously just like any antibiotic.  It is also available in a few different veterinary formulations…Read More

\ Other Blog Entries \

Managing Cushings
8/28/19

Time for a Checkup?
6/20/19

Colic: a dirty word
4/23/19

The Penicillin Predicament
3/4/19

My horse isn’t lame… is he?!
2/22/19

Trailer Accident – Triage in Emergencies
8/2/18

Buy the Right Way with a Pre-purchase Exam.
5/22/17

A Pain in the EYE!
3/29/17

Baby… It’s Cold Outside
1/24/17

Memorial Day Miracle
6/13/16

Tucker’s Survival Story
5/13/16

Stuck in a Ravine
4/13/16