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This is the new home of Reata Equine's "Client Education" articles.

Tess’ Diagnosis

Dear Drs. Conaway , Pearson, & Woodard I wanted to formally thank all of you for the excellent compassionate care you gave Tess.  Your diagnostic skills are impressive!  If you hadn’t “caught” the problem in a timely manner the outcome might have...

Samson’s Teeth

Dear Dr. Conaway, Dr Woodard, Earl and Echo, Thank you again to each of you for the great job you did with extracting Samson’s teeth.  You are quite a team!  Your expertise and talents are a source of awe to the rest of us.  Most of all, thank you for...

Jake the Horse

I can’t say enough about the valiant, over – the – top efforts of Kate Woodard, Echo, Earl and Ann Pearson who together saved our sentient, unflappable being, Jake the Horse, who was so perfect for us to start our riding careers on.  Its dark now,...

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) Information

By:  Kate Woodard, DMV Reata Equine Veterinary Group LLC Every few years, Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) makes its way into the horse world headlines. We hear terrifying stories about quarantine and crippling neuropathies, often leading to fear, blame, and miscommunication...

How to Vaccinate Your Horse

How to Vaccinate Your Horse Some people wish to vaccinate their own horses for economic or other reasons.  At Reata we want to see every horse in Southern Arizona properly vaccinated because we know that this is the best way to prevent potentially fatal disease. Step...

Learn to Recognize the Signs of Laminitis

Every day veterinarians across the country see hundreds of cases of laminitis, a painful disease that affects the feet of horses.  Laminitis results from the disruption of blood flow to the sensitive and insensitive laminae within the foot, which secure the coffin...

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