Recent News

News Alert

Virginia Horse Tests Positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 Good afternoon, it’s Dr. Wright. Please see the official press release below regarding yesterday’s confirmed case of EHV-1 in Chesterfield county. While we are taking the issue very seriously, there is no cause for alarm for the general horse population in Virginia. The owner of the premises has… Read more »

Q: I think my horse might have Cushing’s Disease but I have been told that the blood tests are not always clear. How do you determine if a horse has Cushing’s Disease or not?

By: Molly Kaplan, DVM A: While there are a number of tests that veterinarians have used in the past to test for Equine Cushing’s Disease or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Disorder (PPID), today there are two main blood tests that veterinarians will use due to improved sensitivity and safety, namely the Resting ACTH test and the… Read more »

2018 Wellness Program Introduction

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 Equine Wellness Program for 2018!  The new Equine Wellness Program consists of three comprehensive preventive health care programs, namely Performance, Pleasure,… Read more »

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Days the office will be closed: Thanksgiving                              Christmas                              New Years     November 23 & 24, 2017          December 25 & 26, 2017                January 1, 2018       Emergency As always, Three… Read more »

New Reporting Requirements for USEF Competition Horses Administered Depo-Provera!

By: Jennifer Wright, DVM, IVCA The new medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA, or commonly known as “Depo”) disclosure reporting requirements can be a bit mystifying so here is the quick and easy (effective 9/7/17): An MPA Disclosure Form must first be filled out that includes the date and dose of ALL administrations within the previous 90 days…. Read more »

Ivermectin/Moxidectin Toxicity in Dogs

(Because We Care About Our Little Furry Friends, Too!!) By: Jennifer Wright, DVM, IVCA Did you know that Ivermectin or Moxidectin-containing deworming products commonly administered to your horse can seriously harm or kill your dog?  Eating the small bits of paste that your horse spits out OR eating your horse’s manure after they have been… Read more »

Red Maple Toxicosis

By: Molly Kaplan, DVM Now that the fall is upon us, it is that time of year that owners should be aware of Red Maple leaf toxicosis. The Red Maple (Acer rubrum)  is a deciduous tree found in the northeast of the United States and is a common tree found along pastures.  The disease is… Read more »

Hot Weather Considerations

Dr. Jennifer Wright  It’s HOT HOT HOT outside, and it would appear that the humid summer weather is here to stay! Horses (and riders) are at great risk of experiencing heat stroke, dehydration or other debilitating problems associated with heat in this type of weather, as their primary method of cooling (sweating and evaporation) is… Read more »