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By Lynn R. Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director of Veterinary Medicine Download the newsletter here It is the time of year when horses may become poisoned by seeds from boxelder trees. Boxelder trees, also called box elder or ash-leaved maples, are type of maple tree common throughout the Midwest, northeastern states and eastern Canada…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology As I discussed in my previous Sunburn blog, sunburn can be a big medical problem for animals as well as humans. Last time we looked at cats and dogs; today we’re going to discuss sunburn in horses and pet pot-bellied pigs. Sunburn Summary To recap, sunburn is an…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting horse owners and veterinarians that two lots of compounded combination drug products containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril, used to treat the neurologic disease Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), have been associated with adverse events in ten horses. The products were compounded by Wickliffe Pharmacy of Lexington, Ky. One lot…

Some toxins are specific to cats, dogs, horses, and ruminants. We’ll break down these eight for you in an easy-to-remember list. Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, Adrienne C. Bautista, DVM Pet Poison Helpline 1. Xylitol is a threat to dogs. Xylitol is a natural sugar-alcohol normally found in small amounts in many fruits and vegetables….