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The Power of Cold

The young equestrians have just headed back to school, and the chill is starting to come in the morning air now. The schedule has lightened a little since a few weeks ago when all of the vets in the Newmarket … Continue reading

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Spring Musings With Dr. Dubé-Collum

With the last couple of months flying by, what was meant to be the April/May blog has now become the late spring blog! With April comes heavy herd health season for us at McKee Pownall, and one of the main … Continue reading

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March Musings with Dr. Andrea Dubé-Collum

March brought all kinds of interesting and exciting things to me, and the Nemarket practice. The March weather, save for a few fabulous days, was all Lion as far as I was concerned. So WET, and so COLD – combined! … Continue reading

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All-Time Favourite

Let me start by saying that in most equine practices February is a slow month. This, however, was absolutely not the case this at McKee-Pownall in Newmarket. First of all, it was dentistry month, which means that the practice has … Continue reading

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Veterinarians keeping horses hydrated at Pan Am Games

Excerpt from the article in the Caledon Enterprise written by Matthew Strader talking to  veterinary Service Manager for the Games, Dr. Mike Pownall. Talk baseball, and it’s Tommy John. Hockey? Groins. On the track, it’s always the hammy. Every sport … Continue reading

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Photo Album of the 2015 Pan Am Games: Equestrian Portion

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Three Day Eventing Prep

Although we are just days away from the arrival of Dressage horses for the first event of the Pan Am Games we find ourselves looking a week ahead as we begin planning for the most challenging week, the 3 Day … Continue reading

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The Process and Challenges of Importing Horses for the Pan- Am Games

I read with great interest last week the uproar over Johnny Depp bringing his two dogs into Australia without putting them into quarantine. It reminded of the efforts the veterinary team is doing to prevent the importation of foreign horse diseases … Continue reading

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Preparing For the Games at Rolex Three Day Event in Kentucky

Dr. Mike Pownall spent last week visiting the Rolex Three Day Event in Kentucky. Here he is sharing his experience in words, photos and videos as we prepare for the Pan Am Games. In preparation for the Pan Am Games … Continue reading

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Veterinary Care Well in Hand for Equine Pan-Am Games

The upcoming Pan Am Games are going to see some of the top equine athletes in the world in these parts, and they’re going to have to be cared for. Dr. Mike Pownall, of McKee-Pownall Equine Services, has been named … Continue reading

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