Dr. Nathan Slovis

Colic And Weather Changes: What You Can Do To Protect Your Horse

Veterinarians will tell you that when certain types of weather are forecast, they can expect a rise in colic cases. Some correlation between weather and colic is easily understandable. Frozen water supplies in winter and a combination of drought and increased sweating in summer may prevent a horse from drinking as much water as it […]

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Hagyard Pharmacy Introduces New Equine Pre and Probiotic Product, REVYVE

Hagyard Pharmacy introduced the newest addition to its RESOLVET line of equine products on December 1st, during the 2018 AAEP Convention in San Francisco, CA. The new product, REVYVE, is a pre- and probiotic designed to maintain gastrointestinal (GI) health during periods of antibiotic use and recovery from a variety of GI ailments. “Like the […]

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Battling Guttural Pouch Mycosis: A First-Hand Account

Foozie is my farm clown. The 17.2-hand Thoroughbred gelding likes to steal hats and lead his pasture mates around by the halter. As gentle as he is big, Foozie also can be a handful at times. So when he stopped his playful antics, I knew something must be wrong. Foozie became lethargic, just moseying up […]

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Study: Polysaccharide Therapy May Help Heal Gastric Ulcers In Horses

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary facilities in the world, submitted a study that was peer reviewed and published in the March 2017 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, showing treatment with a polysaccharide blend reduced gastric ulceration in active horses. Ten horses underwent gastroscopy for diagnosis and […]

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New Protocols, More Tests: Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak ‘At Least A 45-Day Process’

As the first group of barns at the Fair Grounds Race Course near the end of their state-mandated equine herpesvirus quarantines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been working to define the procedures which will allow those barns to be released from quarantine. Following a meeting earlier in the week between horsemen, USDA representatives, veterinarians, […]

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The Horse Did What? Large Animal Rescue Training Helps Responders Prepare For The Bizarre

Every now and then, the Paulick Report picks up a story, usually from a local television station, of a horse in a somewhat difficult position. It doesn’t happen often, but horses do seem to find their way into unusual situations. They plop into pools and slide into ditches. They fall into quicksand and mud, they […]

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Health Alert: Kentucky Clinic Warns Of Tapeworm Dangers Amidst Mild Winter

The relatively mild winter weather in central Kentucky could increase the risk of medical complications due to tapeworms, according to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Dr. Nathan Slovis and Dr. Katherine DeHaan. The clinic released the following “health alert” on its Facebook page earlier this week:  In the last week, we have seen two cases of […]

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Slovis: No Truth to Rumors of Infectious Disease Outbreak in Kentucky

After rumors spread via email and social media on this week that a mysterious, fatal disease was making its way through the central Kentucky horse population, officials reassured horsemen that there is no biosecurity threat. Both the state veterinarian’s office, which tracks disease outbreaks, and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute reported that protocols are in place […]

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Breeders’ Cup Lasix Study Yields ‘Surprising’ Results

Breeders’ Cup Ltd., together with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, announced on Monday the results of a study on race-day furosemide administration in 2-year-olds and subsequent endoscopic findings. The study, led by Hagyard’s Dr. Nathan Slovis, conducted endoscopic exams on 55 horses over the two days of Breeders’ Cup—both juveniles racing in the Breeders’ Cup series […]

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RIP Dullahan: Ruptured Colon Claims Three-Time G1 Winner

Less than one week after being retired from racing due to a tendon injury, three-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan is dead. The 4-year-old son of the Unbridled’s Song stallion Even the Score suffered a ruptured colon early Sunday morning and could not be saved despite the best efforts of Hagyard Medical Institute surgeons Nathan Slovis […]

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