Dr. Bill Gilsenan

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Will CBD Oil Help My Horse?

In our Ask Your Veterinarian series, we bring your questions to the practitioners of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., and they provide answers. Got a question you want to see in this series? Email info at paulickreport.com.  QUESTION: There are lots of new products on the pet/equine markets touting the benefits of CBD […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Worried Should I Be About Ticks?

QUESTION: How concerned should I be about ticks biting my horse? How do I look for ticks on a horse? DR. BILL GILSENAN: With the spring and summer just upon us, it is natural to consider some of the trouble horses might get into as they will be outside more and active more in the […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Deal With Potomac Horse Fever, Anyway?

QUESTION: What’s the deal with Potomac Horse Fever? I thought that only happened on the East Coast, but I hear of cases here in Central Kentucky. DR. BILL GILSENAN: Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) is a disease of horses characterized by an acute onset of diarrhea, dullness, and inappetence. As the name implies, fever typically accompanies these clinical […]

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Why An AFib Diagnosis Doesn’t Always Mean Early Retirement For Horses

As researchers spend more time studying cardiac function in horses, they’re learning more about how to diagnose common cardiac conditions like atrial fibrillation – but what does it mean if an equine athlete turns out to have the disorder? “If you listen to your horse with a stethoscope and your horse has atrial fibrillation (“AFib”), […]

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Colostrum: Liquid Gold For Breeders And Newborn Foals Alike

As each new year dawns, so too does a new Thoroughbred foaling season. As we saw at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale earlier this month, some arrive earlier than others, as several of the mares cataloged as “in-foal” were accompanied into the sales pavilion with their newborn foals, just days old. One […]

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