Brandon Equine Medical Center believes that a well-informed horse owner leads to healthier horses.


Our extensive library of publications, written by Brandon Equine veterinarians, covers a wide variety of horse health topics from wellness care to disaster preparedness. New articles are frequently added so bookmark this page for easy access to important horse health information!

Check out our featured article Acupuncture: Striking a Balance Leads to Positive Results by Dr. Leanne Fowler of Brandon Equine Medical Center. Dr. Fowler combines all forms of holistic care, wellness, and medical practice in a coordinated fashion to achieve the best health for your horse.

Equine Medicine and Emergencies

A Pain in the Gut – Gastric Ulcers

Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

Cantharadin Toxicosis aka Blister Beetle Poisoning

Colic in Your Horse

Considerations When Breeding Your Mare

Corneal Fungal Infections in Your Horse

Dermatophilosis – aka Rain Rot

Equine Cushing Disease Parts 1 & 2

Equine Glaucoma

Equine Sarcoids

First Aid for Lacrations and Puncture Wounds

Foaling Emergencies…What to Look For

Guttural Pouch – An Often Overlooked Structure

Hurricane Preparedness

Making Strides with Sarcoid Treatment

What’s Creeping Through Your Pasture?

Paranasal Sinus Disease

Pigeon Fever: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Risk Factors for Colic

The Eyes Have It

Allergic Airway Disease


Castration Complications

Common Oral Antibiotics for Horses

Conjunctivitis and Your Horse

Corneal Ulcers

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Horse Owners

Equine Eosinophiic Collagenolytic Granulomas “Nodular Necrobiosis”

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

The Equine Stifle – The Importance of Diagnostic Imaging

Florida Leeches – Pythiosis

Gastric Ulcers

Habronemiasis – aka Summer Sores

Laminitis in Horses

My Horse’s Blood: What Are You Looking At?


The One-Two-Three’s of Foaling

PSSM1 and PSSM 2, Tying Up and What It May Mean for Your Horse

Sand Colic

What to Do Until the Vet Arrives

Anhidrosis, Non-Sweaters

Biosecurity Measures for Horses

Choke, the Horse Owner’s Guide

Common Summer Eye Disorders of the Horse

Coronavirus: An Emerging Disease in Adult Horses

Cryptorchidism (Retained Testicle)

Equine Cushings Disease (Pars Pituitary Inermedia Dysfunction)

Equine Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers

Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Equine Vision – What Does Your Horse See?

Foaling and Foal Care



Lumps and Bumps on Your Horse


Searching for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Peripartum Asphyxia Syndrome (Dummy Foal)

Rhodococcus Equi Infections

Should I Call the Vet? What Do I Do While I Am Waiting For Her!?!

Wounds – Location, Location, Location

Lameness and Sports Medicine

Alternative Therapies for Injuries in Horses

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Navicular Disease

Peek Inside the Equine Foot: The Value of Digital Radiography for Hoof Balance

Regenerative Medicine: Part 2, Platelet-Rich Plasma and Extra Cellular Matrix

Angular Limb Deformity

Medication Detection Times in the Equine Athlete

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Progressive Therapies for Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Equine Athlete

Shivers Versus Stringhalt

Arthroscopic Surgery for Equine Joint Conditions

My Feet Are Wet!


Regenerative Medicine: Part 1

Shoeing the Horse with Tendon or Ligament Injury

Wellness and Preventative Medicine


Anhidrosis in Horses, How to Keep Your Horse Sweating & Keep You in the Saddle!

Core Strength: Demystifying Your Horse’s Fight Against WNV, EEE, and Rabies

EHV-1 Dissease Overview and Outbreak Update

Equine Health Certificates: What’s New?

Equine Vaccination

Hay Is For Horses, But What Kind?

How To Prevent and Detect Illness: Horse Show Edition

Keeping Your Horse Healthy in Summer Months

Parasitic Anthelmintic Resistance

Raising a Healthy Foal from Birth to Weanling

Taking the Guesswork Out of Nutrition

Water. Plain and Simple.

Acupuncture: Striking a Balance Leads to Positive Results

Basics of Equine Nutrition

Don’t Sweat It – Equine Anhidrosis

Equine Choke

Equine Parasites

Feelin’ the Burn

Heat Stress in the Horse

Internal Parasites

My Journey With Acupuncture

Preparedness for the Trail

Risk-Based Vaccines

"Tell a Gelding, and Ask A Mare": When Mares Behave Like Bears

West Nile Virus Encephalitis

Why Does My Horse Need to See a Dentist?

Acupuncture as an Alternative

Bots – Just What Are They?

Easy Keepers: Managing Overweight Horses and Ponies

Equine Dentistry

Equine Strangles

Fostering the Farrier-Veterinarian Relationship: Opening Doors to Communication

Horses Teeth and What They Tell You

Is Your Horse on a Good Wellness Plan?

Obesity in Horses

Prepurchase Exams: Why Should I Get One?

Routine Vaccinations

Want Not, Rain Rot

What is a Coggins Test?

Expert equine care in Brandon, FL.

From our board-certified horse surgeons and board-certified internists to our professional and courteous staff, at Brandon Equine Medical Center, we are committed to the health and well-being of all breeds and sizes of horses. In the field, as an outpatient, or when admitted to the horse hospital, we treat every horse like our own and every client as the most important.

Contact Info

Phone: 813-643-7177


Monday – Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Emergency care available: 24/7/365


605 E Bloomingdale Ave
Brandon, FL 33511
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