Whinny’s Wisdoms

A weekly blog for horse, goat, dog, and cat owners written by Whinny, the official Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic mouse.

Whinny’s predecessor, Tony the Clinic Cat (and his blog, Tuesdays with Tony) retired in early 2023 after many years of blog writing.

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Foals and Ascarids

Foals and Ascarids

Whinny's Wisdoms Spring is moving into summer, the rains are coming, and lots of new foals are running around fields. Some of these frolicking fillies are harboring some extra passengers though… Let’s wriggle into the world of roundworms, known to smart...

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Feline Hyperthyroidism

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Whinny's Wisdoms Whinny's Guide to Feline Hyperthyroidism: Partnering with Your Vet to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy!  Hello there, fabulous feline friends and their wonderful humans! (I know your cat is on your lap, no need to pretend they’re not!) It's Whinny,...

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Stretches for your Horse

Stretches for your Horse

Whinny's Wisdoms Hey everyone, Whinny here! You probably know that stretching is a great idea to keep your body healthy, right? Same goes for your horse! Just like human athletes get ready for exercise with a warm-up, our equine athletes need to be prepared as well....

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Common Colic Myths

Common Colic Myths

Whinny's Wisdoms Hey everybody, Whinny here! Having had a horrible experience with a bad piece of cheese over the weekend, I sympathize with the horses our veterinarians see when they are having an episode of colic! As you may already know, colic is a general term for...

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Horse Manure Management

Horse Manure Management

Whinny's Wisdoms Howdy, fellow field friends! Whinny the clinic mouse here, back with another barnyard bulletin. Today's topic? That ubiquitous pile in the paddock – horse manure! Now, I know what you're thinking: Whinny, why on earth would you want to talk about…...

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Joint infections in Horses

Joint infections in Horses

Whinny's Wisdoms Hi everyone, it’s Whinny, the Springhill Equine clinic mouse! Have you noticed that when my docs and techs do a sterile scrub on your horse’s joint prior to an injection, it feels like 5 hours of scrubbing for about 15 seconds of actual injection? And...

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