Tuesdays with Tony

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

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Pigeon Fever

Pigeon Fever

Tuesdays with TonyI was hanging out on the counter the other day when a client came in asking about Pigeon Fever. My ears perked up at the thought of chasing pigeons, but it turns out this conversation had nothing to do with birds. Pigeon Fever is a syndrome caused by...

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Guttural Pouches

Guttural Pouches

Tuesdays with TonyAs a horse person, you are probably familiar with your horse’s guttural pouches, although you may not be familiar with what they are and the issues they can cause for your horse. For those of you who don’t know, let’s first discuss exactly what it...

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Fecal Water Syndrome

Fecal Water Syndrome

Tuesdays with TonyHey, kits! This week I’m going to fulfill a reader request (yes, I can read) and frequent topic of quandary around here: fecal water syndrome. Before you accuse me of coming up with fancy names for diarrhea, let me assure you, fecal water syndrome is...

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How to Weigh Your Horse

How to Weigh Your Horse

Tuesdays with TonyHorses are high maintenance creatures, have you noticed? Way worse than us cats. They require a careful eye to make sure they stay healthy and in good condition. One of the ways you horse owners can monitor your horse’s health is to keep track of his...

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Cooler weather

Cooler weather

Tuesdays with Tony I sure am loving these cooler temperatures, aren’t you? The horses seem to be enjoying them as well. I’ve even noticed that some horses are starting to get their winter coats. Personally, I’m not ready for my minions to break out my flannel. In...

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The Young Horse Myth

The Young Horse Myth

Tuesdays with TonyAh Horse People. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from lounging on the bench at the clinic, it’s that horse people hold on to a myth as if it was a rule written into the very fabric of the universe. I’ve covered many a myth, tale, legend, and even a...

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Sand Colic

Sand Colic

Tuesdays with Tony You know I’m a Florida cat, and what would Florida be without sand? That may have you thinking of a day at the beach with a cool drink in your hand, but my friend, if you’re a horse owner, you had better start thinking of your horse’s intestines as...

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Lipomas

Lipomas

Tuesdays with Tony Ugh what a weekend. I like my peace and quiet on a normal weekend. My staff tends to my care, and then it’s rest and relaxation for Teenie and I so we’re refreshed and ready to tackle our supervisory duties on Monday. This weekend was nothing like...

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Rain, Rain Go Away….

Rain, Rain Go Away….

Tuesdays with Tony I hate rain. I know we need some, but I prefer it to happen during the night, otherwise known as my inside time. During the day I like to occupy the parking space right in front of the clinic and refuse to move when anyone pulls in, or wander across...

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