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Wellness Program 2014

The goal of the Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services Wellness Program is to provide each horse with a solid foundation of care.  By working closely with our veterinarians, you can build on this foundation to tailor a program that is appropriate for each individual horse’s health and wellness needs. Download the chart below as a PDF… Read more »

With all the recent weather, my horse has hoof wall separation in all 4 feet. Besides consistent rimming by the farrier, how can I improve my horse’s hooves?

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM Wet weather can be very detrimental to hoof quality. However, wet weather alone does not usually result in hoof wall separation unless there are additional issues such as a previous episode of laminitis or current problem with white line disease. In wet weather, we commonly see softening of the soles… Read more »

What is the percentage of recurrence of EPM in horses that have had the active disease and have been treated? Is there a particular time frame, age or stressor?

By: Jennifer L. Wright, DVM Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) is a progressive and potentially fatal infection of the brain and/or spinal cord by the protozoal organism, Sarcocystis neurona. Horses become infected with these protozoa by ingesting the feces of infected opossums. The recurrence of EPM in horses previously treated for this disease is termed an… Read more »

I am the new owner of a QH mare. I have previously only owned geldings and am not familiar with managing the hormonal fluctuations in mares. What are my options?

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM Mares are seasonally polyestrous which means they have multiple estrous cycles during certain seasons of the year – spring, summer, and early fall. Mares should not cycle during the winter months. A mares’ estrous cycles last approximately 21 days and she will show estrus (or be “in heat”) for 5… Read more »

Equine Treatment With Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

By: Jennifer L. Wright, DVM The first known record of the practice of veterinary acupuncture and herbalogy was the treatment of diseased horses in 659 B.C. by Sun Yang, the forefather of veterinary acupuncture.  While recognized as one of the world’s most ancient and commonly used healing art, widespread use of veterinary acupuncture did not… Read more »