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Have you noticed that your horse is squinty one of their eyes, weird discharge or has swelling? There is a common saying amongst veterinarians to never delay treatment when it comes to eye injuries/issues because they can deteriorate quickly! Early intervention can often result in saving the horse’s eye! When do you need to get your vet [...]

New Team Member – Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

DR. LUCAS NOLAZCOThe NEC team has just welcomed Dr. Lucas Nolazco into the clinic! Dr Nolazco has spent the past three years as a professor of equine surgery at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Lucas is passionate about teaching and is committed to the advancement of equine veterinary knowledge through active participation in continuing [...]

Recent Advances in Semen Extenders

The equine industry, excluding Thoroughbreds, relies heavily on AI to access genetics from different stallions regionally and internationally. Horse selection for breeding is based on pedigree and athletic performance, but not upon reproductive traits or fertility compared to other domestic species. As a result, different breeding strategies have been developed to overcome equine reproductive limitation, [...]


WHAT IS LAMINITISLaminitis results from inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof.The laminae of the hoof are tiny interlocking finger-like projections that hold tightly together like a zipper. Their function within the foot is to securely attach the coffin (or pedal) bone to the hoof wall. Inflammation can permanently weaken these laminae and result [...]