Tuesdays with Tony

A weekly blog for horse owners written by Tony, the official Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic cat.

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Why Footing Matters

Why Footing Matters

Tuesdays with Tony Have you guys heard about the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala? I hear it’s just incredible! The stalls are fit for a king, possibly even a very entitled cat. The arenas are impeccably groomed with world-class footing. The entire grounds are...

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Pain in the…Back

Pain in the…Back

Tuesdays with Tony I see a whole lot of things from the front porch here at Springhill Equine. I hear a lot of things, too. One of the more common things I hear is “My horse has a sore back.” Seems simple and straightforward. The back is sore. Fix where it’s sore....

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Parts of the Lameness Exam

Parts of the Lameness Exam

Tuesdays with Tony One of the great things about being a cat is that I am admired for simply being. I lay around, I eat, I survey my clinic. My servants would never dream of asking me to fetch things or jump over things. As a cat, I am above that nonsense. But as for...

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2020 Recap

2020 Recap

Tuesdays with Tony Wow, wow, wow, what a year it has been! Can you believe we are only 3 days away from a New Year? Where has the time gone? That’s an easy answer for me: I have spent the last 8,349 hours sleeping, the remaining 363 hours I have been eating....

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101 Ways to Feed Hay

101 Ways to Feed Hay

Tuesdays with Tony I understand why horses are often, not so affectionately, referred to as hay burners. Especially this time of year, they can really down some hay. I don’t know how, or why, you humans put up with it. Hay is HARD WORK! Something we cats abhor. Not...

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Wellness Plans 2021

Wellness Plans 2021

Tuesdays with Tony It’s a chilly December in Florida and I’m celebrating the season by finding the warmest patches of sunshine in the Springhill Equine parking lot and knocking holiday decorations off the counters. Meanwhile, my clinic humans are busy preparing for...

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Castrating Horses

Castrating Horses

Tuesdays with Tony CASTRATING HORSES This past Saturday was one of my favorite Saturdays of the year. I hosted veterinary students from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for a day of fun. Every year I have the students out to the clinic to get...

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EPM

EPM

Tuesdays with Tony There’s a crazy bug out there. It lives in critters that wander the pastures with your horses. In a very few horses this bug gets into the spinal cord, and wreaks all kinds of havoc. What am I talking about? Equine Protozoal Myeloenchepalitis, or...

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How to Bandage Horse Legs & Feet

How to Bandage Horse Legs & Feet

Tuesdays with Tony For reasons unknown to me, horses simply love to injure their legs. Yet more proof that us cats are superior to horses, am I right? And they are so creative about it! Lameness or lacerations, tendonitis or trailer rides…there are many reasons why my...

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