Straight from the Horse Doctor's Mouth
Straight from the Horse Doctor's Mouth
Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Erica Lacher and Justin Long
Equine veterinarian Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss horse healthcare, and proper care and maintenance. Whether your horse is an athlete or a lawn ornament, you'll learn something that will help you be a better horse parent!
S3E23 Skin Issues
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss a wide variety of common skin issues that horses deal with. Topics include the importance of proper diagnosis, the difference between bacterial and fungal infections, treatment, and prevention.
Nov 30
40 min
S3E22 Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disorder (DSLD)
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into DSLD. Learn what it is, what it does, and how we treat it.
Nov 14
31 min
S3E21 Strangles
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss Streptococcus equi equi, better known as Strangles. Learn the signs, management challenges, and prevention tools, along with a close look at quarantine procedures for farms.
Oct 31
43 min
S3E20 Navicular Syndrome
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into horse feet and discuss the intricacies of Caudal Heel Pain, often referred to as Navicular Syndrome. Topics include symptoms, diagnostic options, treatments, and prevention.
Oct 14
50 min
S3E19 Repairing Broken Bones
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long interview Dr. John Peloso, a board-certified equine surgeon and co-founder of the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, on the subject of broken bones. Topics include how breaks occur, what types of breaks can be repaired, what makes a horse a good candidate for surgery, and what the recovery process is like.
Sep 30
51 min
S3E18 Cushings aka PPID
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long take a deep dive into the complex world of Cushings, or PPID. Learn what makes PPID different from the Cushings that humans and dogs get, as well as early warning signs, treatment options, and, most importantly, how to reduce the chances that your horse will end up with it.
Sep 14
42 min
S3E17 The Dreaded Choke
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss one of the scariest, yet least dangerous emergencies you're likely to experience with your horse: a choke. Topics include causes, treatment, and preventative measures you can take to avoid it.
Aug 31
30 min
S3E16 Pain in the Spine
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss a variety of problems that create lameness in the neck and back of horses. Included topics are signs of problems, diagnostic methods and limitations, and treatment.
Aug 14
1 hr 1 min
S3E15 Sweaty (or not sweaty) Horses
In this episode, Dr. Lacher and show host Justin Long talk about sweat. Do you know how much sweat your horse can lose, or how to determine that? Learn what sweating means for your horse, and how to help them do it well. And on the other end of the spectrum are the non-sweaters. Learn what the inability to sweat looks like in case it happens to your horse.
Jul 31
42 min
S3E14 Cellulitis
In this episode, Dr. Erica Lacher and show host Justin Long discuss Cellulitis in horses. Included topics are what causes it, symptoms, care, and prevention.
Jul 14
38 min
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