Melissa McKee, DVM

Articles by Melissa McKee, DVM - 4 results

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Hoof Care

What Should I Do if My Horse Punctures a Hoof?

Horses can be vulnerable to puncture wounds in the foot given the sheer number general pointy stuff that accumulates in stables, yards and paddocks.

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Health

How Can I Tell if My Horse is Lame?

If something doesn't seem quite right about your horse, here are some suggestions on how to perform a basic lameness assessment.

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Health

How Do I Clean My Horse’s Sheath?

It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Melissa McKee, DVM, explains how to clean a sheath and why it’s so important.

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Health

How Do I Manage Bleeding Wounds?

Some wounds will bleed very extensively and if an artery is severed, it can squirt out in pulsations or a constant stream. Try not to panic.