Recent News

Equine Rabies

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM On April 17, 2013, a horse in Oakland, Maryland tested positive for rabies. The horse had become ill around April 7, 2013 and after its condition deteriorated, it was euthanized. Post mortem testing for Rabies was positive resulting in 9 people undergoing post-exposure treatment and all other animals on the… Read more »

Equine Herpes Virus

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM As many of you are aware, there was another outbreak of the neurological form of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) during the 2012-2013 winter show circuit in Florida. This disease has become an emergent disease that puts equines across the country at risk of illness. There are multiple strains of… Read more »

Spring Special

SPRING DENTAL SPECIAL February 1 to March 15, 2013 Schedule  your appointment today! 10%  Discount  on all dental floats Discount does not  apply to  sedation or  farm call fees Bookings will be taken on a first come basis. Once the schedule is full, this special will end.

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 »