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The Daily Vet by petMD

The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes difficult topics in the world of animal medicine – all in the hopes that their unique insights and personal experiences will help you to understand your pets.

  • The Horse Slaughter Debate

    Horse slaughter in the U.S. has been an extremely hot button topic over the past five or six years, and with another bill...
  • The Argument over Antibiotics

    As a medical professional, I use antibiotics. In fact, I use them every day. I prescribe them to horses, beef and dairy cattle,...
  • A Discourse on Donkeys

    Donkeys are special creatures. Whether you love them or hate them (I know people of both persuasions), there is no denying...
  • A Case for Colic, Part 2

    Last week we looked at colic, the scourge of the equine abdomen. As we delved into the signs of abdominal pain in horses...
  • A Case for Colic, Part 1

    For all but the most novice horse owners, the word "colic" sends shivers down the spine. This word is like "shark"...
  • Mad Cow Disease

    Recently, as I’m sure many of you are aware, the USDA confirmed a case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow in central...

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