Recent News

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 »

Deep Run Hunt Pony Club Camp

Dr. Wright, Dr. Kaplan, and Colleen offered the Deep Run Hunt Pony Club campers a rare opportunity to assist in a real equine limb dissection last week. Detailed anatomy, function and biomechanics of the forelimb from knee to hoof were discussed and explored. The campers were able to feel and see real tendons, ligaments and… Read more »

ONLINE PHARMACIES

TAX WARNING: The state of Virginia requires remittance of Consumer’s Use Tax from online pharmacies. You are required to pay consumer’s use tax on purchases, acquired in or outside Virginia for use or consumption in Virginia if retail sales and use tax was not collected on the transaction.   **Purchasers should contact their accountant for… Read more »