People sometimes ask if there are exercises to strengthen a particular joint. The short answer is No. A joint is the connecting point of two bones (officially called an articulation). The joint has fluid contained in a joint capsule, and lots of supporting fascia and other tissue. A joint itself cannot be strengthened because it’s not made of anything that … Read More
Horse colic and surgery
After surgery, do you know this top indicator of horse healing? My friend Ruth’s horse had colic surgery a while back. He is 22 years old. Tough old guy. He had an impaction that he couldn’t clear. But everything went well during surgery. Fast forward two months. He’s just not right. He’s eating fine, but not as “interested.” His … Read More
Coughing during warmup?
Any horse can cough during warmup. Especially if it’s hot, dry, or dusty. But what if the horse always coughs during warmup, just at the beginning? Is that normal? Julie was telling me about her horse, “Cal”, as we walked down the aisleway. We could see Cal ahead, sticking his chestnut head over the door and nickering. “Cal is mostly … Read More
Karen Rohlf’s Podcast: An Interview with Dr. Tucker – Transcript
Subject Timestamps: 03:47 – Holistic vs traditional veterinarian 06:39 – Should horses wiggle? 10:51 – What exactly is TBT? 22:10 – Dr. Tucker’s Biggest pet peeve You can listen to the entire Podcast here: Karen Rohlf’s Podcast [00:00:00.115] – Karen Rohlf In this episode, I’ll speak with Dr. Renee Tucker. She is a doctor of … Read More