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How to detect equine ulcers

A horse can go from having no gastric irritation to having ulcers in as little as 5 days. Dr. DePaolo’s easy do-it-yourself method of palpating acupuncture points can be a great indication of the presence of painful and debilitating ulcers.  Gastro-intestinal erosions are the single most preventable syndrome that plagues domesticated horses today. Read more »


Equine Ulcers Part 1

Below is an article that Mark DePaolo, DVM wrote for the October issue of Barrel Horse News.  We are often asked about this very common sickness in horses.  Ulcers have become extremely prevalent in today’s horse.  Stressful conditions such as Read more »


Using Acupuncture on horses

Below is an article that Dr. Mark DePaolo of All Star Equine wrote in the September issue of Barrel Horse News about using acupuncture on horses.  All Star Equine, LLC is an ambulatory practice covering the horse country between Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.  All Star Equine, LLC does not offer routine procedures (vaccinations, deworming, dentals, etc.), surgical facilities, or any after hours emergency care.  To book an appointment, call (940) 268-6460. Read more »


Dr. Mark DePaolo travels to Waco for the Elite Barrel Race

Dr. Mark has had a blast all week at the Elite Barrel Race in Waco, TX.  He has been busy treating horses with chiropractic and acupuncture as well as explaining Horse Hair Analysis.   Read more »


2013 Extreme Cowboy Competition

There are so many versatility competitions now…World’s Greatest Horseman, The Mustang Million, AQHA’s Super Horse…but the Extreme Cowboy Competition is exactly as hair raising as it sounds!  Congratulations Cam Schryver on your win.  It wasn’t your Read more »


EPM in horses

UC Davis press release- Oct. 15, 2013-

Graph provided by UC Davis

A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine revealed that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), caused by two different parasites, is widespread throughout the United States. The single-celled protozoal parasite Sarcocystis neurona which is shed in the feces of opossums is the most commonly recognized cause of this neurological disease in horses. Read more »