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All Posts in Category: Equine

The Retained Placenta in Horses and Cows

The Retained Placenta in Horses and Cows by Ben J. Character, DVM “Retained placenta” is a self-descriptive term referring to the inappropriate lack of passage of the fetal membranes (that is, the calf  or foal’s “bag”) after birth. This condition can occur in any species, but the severity and importance for removal depends greatly on […]

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Cancer and Our Furry Friends

Dogs and cats are now living longer and more full lives due to advancements in health care available. Because of their longer life spans, we are encountering more and more cases of neoplastic disease, i.e., cancer.   Tumors occur when the normal cells begin acting in abnormal ways.  They begin multiplying uncontrollably, and will sometimes produce normal […]

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Emergencies

Can you remember your last visit to the emergency room? Most of us have had to have medical assistance after the doctor’s office has closed.  The same is true for our pets.  Over half of our patients have needed emergency treatment at some time in their lives. There are numerous reasons why a pet may […]

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Because it makes life easy

  Why should you call Mobile Veterinary Service? here are lots of great reasons: Lower Stress:  Stress is a major factor in immune suppression. Because we come to your home or farm… read more No waiting:  How much time have you wasted in traffic? How long have you had to sit in waiting rooms? You […]

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Flipping the Right Switches: Stem cell therapy

Flipping the Right Switches – Stem Cell Therapy by Ben J. Character, DVM It’s the “latest and greatest” therapy that is being further researched to – optimistically – help with all kinds of diseases and ailments. Stem cells: Cells that have the potential to become another type of cell. These cells are already being used […]

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Diagnostics: Ultrasound

Ultrasound diagnostics How it works: Ultrasound (also called sonography or sonogram) is the use of sound waves to see structures hidden within other structures. Working similarly to radar, an ultrasound probe emits sound waves which bounce off of structures in differing waves back to the transducer.  These returning sound waves are then “read” by the […]

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