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Anna O'Brien, DVM

Anna O'Brien, DVM, is a large-animal ambulatory veterinarian in central Maryland. Her practice tackles anything equine in nature, from Miniature Horses to zebras at the local zoo, with a few cows, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, and alpacas thrown in for good measure.

Tips for Treating an Equine Eye Ulcer

You’ve probably felt that moment of panic. Your horse comes in from the field with a squinty, red, tearing, swollen…

1 month ago

Frosty FAQs: Vet Tips for Caring for Your Horse When Temperatures Drop

It’s finally getting cold outside and you’re bundled up, possibly with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee in hand.…

5 months ago

A Vet’s Guide on Summer Horse Health Care Strategies

While many equestrians welcome the summer with open arms (more riding!), there are a few downsides to the season from…

10 months ago

Flies, Worms and Yucky Things

Things that fly, bite and bother your horse are in the air, and in the gut. Whether you board your…

11 months ago

Vital Vaccines for Horses

Vaccines for horses are a cornerstone of good health and horse owner responsibility. A robust vaccination program can reliably prevent…

1 year ago

Senior Horse Care in Winter

The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try your best to make the winter season…

1 year ago

Understanding Equine Cushing’s Disease

Equine Cushing’s disease: many horse owners have heard of it or may have even had a horse with it. Buzz…

2 years ago

Rules to Feed a Horse By

Just like you, your horse needs a balanced diet for good overall health. But your horse’s feed needs are quite…

2 years ago

No-Worry Winter: 4 Steps to Keeping Your Pony Healthy in Winter

Gloves, thick socks, coat, and a cup of hot chocolate waiting back at the barn—these are four things that show…

2 years ago

Don’t Obsess Over a Hoof Abscess

Many horse owners have had the following experience: you put your perfectly healthy horse up for the night and the…

2 years ago