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Equine Wellness Program 2017

Dr. Jennifer Wright Greetings and Happy New Year!  Everyone at Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services, PLLC wishes you and your horse another year full of health, happiness, and prosperity.  Accordingly, we are excited to offer our Equine Wellness Program for 2017 at the same prices as last year!  The Equine Wellness Program consists of three… Read more »

What is Veterinary Chiropractic?

Dr. Jennifer Wright What is Veterinary Chiropractic? Veterinary chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuromuscular system, without the use of drugs or surgery.  This type of care is a manual therapy, meaning that the doctor uses their hands to identify and treat biomechanical… Read more »

Colic

Dr. Denise Gorondy Colic. In the world of horses, there are few words that can cause as much concern as this. For owners, riders, and veterinarians alike, colic has a major impact on the equine industry. A 2005 scientific paper reported that colic is responsible for more deaths in horses that any disease group except… Read more »

Equine Wellness Program 2016

Dr. Jennifer Wright   Greetings and Happy New Year!  Everyone at Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services, PLLC wishes you and your horse a new year full of health, happiness, and prosperity.  Accordingly, we are excited to introduce our new and improved Equine Wellness Program for 2016!  The new Equine Wellness Program consists of three comprehensive… Read more »

Through the Veterinarian’s Eyes

Dr. Denise Gorondy The job of an equine veterinarian is so dynamic. As far as jobs go it is enjoyable, involves hard work, provides opportunity to meet horses and individuals of all backgrounds, and every day is a different adventure. Your Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services veterinarians strive very hard to make every visit with… Read more »

Systemic Equine Joint Therapy: Choosing Wisely

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM Adequan, Legend, MAP-5, Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, Pentosan, Polyglycan…as a horse owner, you have probably heard these names a million times.  You also probably recognized them as products that are used in the prevention and treatment of equine articular, or joint, diseases.  Numerous articles and advertisements extol the virtue of dozens of different joint… Read more »

Equine Laminitis

Denise A. Gorondy, DVM Last spring I was at a farm for a wellness exam on a recently purchased pony. The pony was lovely, kind, and……….obese. I was having the opportunity to educate the new horse owners including the Mom, Dad, and jubilant little girl regarding basic horse care. We arrived at the topic of… Read more »

The (Hidden) Truths about Non-Veterinarian Administered Vaccines

Dr. Jennifer L. Wright Recently, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) polled horse owners and trainers across the country and found that 50% of horse owners and trainers gave their horses at least some vaccines themselves over the past year, with 23% giving all of them.   Which type of owner is more likely to… Read more »

The Immune System

Denise A. Gorondy, DVM The immune system is the bodies’ defensive system against “foreign invaders”. A properly functioning immune system is designed to detect pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites) and remove them from the body prior to the pathogen causing disease. In some instances, the bodies’ immune system malfunctions and begins to incorrectly identify its’ own… Read more »

What is Veterinary Chiropractic?

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM What is Veterinary Chiropractic? Veterinary chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuromuscular system, without the use of drugs or surgery.  This type of care is a manual therapy, meaning that the doctor uses their hands to identify and… Read more »