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  • Enucleation - Equine Eye Removal Surgery
    There are several reasons that may result in the removal of your horse's eye: recurrent uveitis (moon blindness), cataracts, trauma, rupture of the eye, ulcers, or cancer, to name a few. If an eye is no longer functioning, has severe damage, or has chroni...
  • Mesotherapy - A Treatment for Horses with Chronic Back Pain
    Mesotherapy has been used in veterinary practices in the United States to treat horses with chronic back pain since 2002, but was originally developed in France in 1952 to treat human patients. It is also effective in treating degenerative arthritis in ...
  • Understanding Corneal Ulcers With Dr. Tim Ellis
    The cornea is an amazing tissue that is clear as glass, but is indeed a living tissue. It allows light to enter the eye, which permits the horse to see. The cornea is approximately 1.5mm thick which is approximately the thickness of a penny. The cornea is...
  • Understanding the West Nile Virus (Encephalomyelitis)
    The West Nile Virus is a virus that can result in the inflammation of a horse's brain and spinal cord causing a horse to become neurologic. The disease is relatively new to the United States with the first recognized cases in 1999 when the virus was disco...
  • X-Rays: Why We Choose Digital
    Mid-Rivers Equine Centre has always worked to bring the latest improvements in medical technology to the equine hospital to advance the health and wellbeing of our patients. One such piece of technology is DR Digital X-rays. There are several advantages ...
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