A Vet’s View: What’s an immunostimulant?

The immune system functions to combat foreign invaders in the body through two basic pathways, cellular immunity and humoral immunity. Humoral immunity is the part most people have heard about, where circulating antibodies serve to neutralize invading pathogens (a pathogen is a disease-producing agent like a virus or bacterium).

The other side is cellular immunity, […]

Winter skin disease in horses

It seems like just last week we were outside in short sleeves enjoying beautiful autumn days, but winter will soon rear its sometimes-ugly head in the Northern Hemisphere. With the cold season comes the host of winter dermatologic problems affecting our horses. The increased rainfall (for those not in the crisp, snowy northern U.S.), decreased […]