April eating hay as she receives her dialysis treatment at the Veterinary Medical Center.

In a recent case at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, a horse presented with symptoms of red maple leaf toxicity. Clinicians in Equine Medicine and Small Animal Internal Medicine collaborated in the VMC’s first-ever use of hemodialysis.

In an effort to ensure a safe environment for all animal owners, visitors and VMC team members, we ask that you please avoid visiting our hospitals if you are currently experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a fever greater than 100.4 degrees and a cough, or if you or someone you have been in contact with have travelled to an affected area within the last 14 days. If your animal has an upcoming appointment, please call us and we will be happy to get you rescheduled at a later date.

The Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue chose the name “Turner” for a horse they found in need of a necessary corrective surgery because they were able to help him “turn the page” to a new chapter of his life.

The wild horse and burro (a small donkey) population has surged to an unprecedented 67,000. Drs. Marco Coutinho da Silva & John Lannutti are collaborating in an effort to curb this overpopulation, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Beginning on the evening of March 2, 2016, as part of our lobby reconstruction, the main entrance to the Hospital for Companion Animals, as well as the client parking lot directly out front of the building will be closed to all traffic and visitors. Non-emergency clients will need to park directly across the street (Vernon L. Tharp) from the Hospital for Companion Animals and enter through the Hospital for Farm Animals doorway. Directional, way-finding signage will be posted along Vernon L. Tharp Street.

Fox28 provides a sneak peek of the new ICU

Fox28's Good Day Marketplace crew got a sneak peek of the brand new Intensive Care Unit located in the Hospital for Companion Animals. They also interviewed the new Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rustin Moore, and learned about the new MRI for animal patients of all sizes. View the video here:

Good Day Marketplace visited The Galbreath Equine Center on April 29th to interview Dr. Teresa Burns and Dr. Jonathan Yardley about the advanced equine veterinary services available here.  Take a look.

Did you know horses need routine dental care just like people?  Equine dentistry is about more than “floating” sharp teeth. This only addresses one of many problems that can be going on inside the depths of your horse’s mouth.  Equine dentistry has evolved from a bucket of water and hand float.  We currently focus on providing a thorough dental exam and only float teeth when needed.  Without a proper exam, small changes can go undetected and turn into big problems.  This happened recently with a stallion seen by Equine Field Service:

Now is the time to think about preventive health care, spring vaccines, Coggins tests, dental exams, and fecal floats, to keep your horse healthy. Last year four Ohio-based horses died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a fatal disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. In addition, horses in Knox County (Central Ohio) succumbed to West Nile virus infection - a disease also transmitted by mosquitoes. So be aware: even if your horse never leaves the farm, mosquitoes can travel great distances and infect your horse.

The equine field service veterinarians listed left to right, Dr. Jonathan Yardley, Dr. Bacha, Dr. Naomi Chiero and Dr. Matt Brokken. In the background is the equine field service truck that they use to make equine farm calls in central Ohio. The trucks are able to carry digital x-rays, upper airways endoscopes, the Lameness locator and a digital ultrasound. All these tools allow them to provide the most comprehensive equine sports medicine in Ohio.

Download your copy of the first Equine Field Services newsletter. Learn more about the team of veterinarians who make themselves available 24/7 to serve your horse's medical needs. The newsletter also provides important information about preventive medicine, including helpful tips on how often to vaccinate your horse(s).