Tuesdays with Tony – Summer Sores

It’s a wound, it’s a tumor, no wait…it’s a summer sore! The docs have been reporting a lot of these ugly things recently. Maybe it’s the weather we’ve been having. Maybe it’s just the fact that we are lucky enough to live in...

Tuesdays with Tony – Ulcers

  I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we have a pretty exciting event coming up this Thursday, September 7th at 6:30pm! Our very own Dr. Lacher will be telling the world everything they ever wanted to know about stomach ulcers in horses! I’m more than...

Tuesdays with Tony – PreTeen Foal Care

Earlier this year, you all got to see picture after picture of cute baby horses. Around now, the first of those adorable foals is coming due for their first vaccines. And that’s where the fun begins! A  3-9 month foal is a whole lot like a 10 year old kid. Still...

Tuesdays with Tony – Ernie’s Colic Surgery part 2

Ernie’s Colic Surgery, part 2 When last you, my adoring fans, heard from me, Ernie was about to get on a horse trailer headed for Equine Medical Center of Ocala (EMCO). This week, you get to hear all about surgery. All I have to say is, there are a whole lot of...

Tuesdays with Tony – Ernie’s Colic part 1

Many of you know that in a recent ploy to get more attention, Dr. Lacher’s horse, Ernie, decided he’d like to have colic surgery. I interviewed Dr. Lacher to get all the details about her fun evening with Ernie. Read on for this fascinating interview with one of my...

Tuesdays with Tony – Mushy Feet

Mushy Feet My, we have been getting a lot of rain around here lately! As you know, cats are not too fond of water. As if that isn’t enough of a reason to be concerned about the rain, daily thunderstorms plus high humidity equals muddy pastures; a recipe for...

Tuesdays with Tony – Positive Coggins Alert

Uh Oh, the Coggins test is positive!   You read that correct! A positive Coggins test. For most of the horse-owning world, this is a theoretical problem they will never encounter. However, for a group of horses in Canada, this is reality right now. So let’s chat...

Tuesdays with Tony – Laceration Care

   In my many years of observing horses, I’ve noticed that they have a strong affinity for sharp objects. Is it some sort of magnetic force? Do they have little aliens inside their heads telling them to stick their leg through that rusty bush hog? Someone really...

Tuesdays with Tony – Be Patient!

I have patience. OK, I have patience for some things. I will stalk a squirrel for hours, I will watch the birds from the windowsill in the clinic until I have just the right moment to pounce, and I will patiently supervise Shannon from my perch on her desk. Know who...

Tuesdays with Tony – Horse Treats

The Treats We Eat     The docs are often asked, “is [fill in the blank] is a good treat for my horse?” The answer is actually a bit more complicated than you would expect, and is highly dependent on which horse we are talking about. I personally am not...