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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 »

Vaccines…are they really that simple?

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM The act of administering a vaccination to a horse may seem very simple.  However, the knowledge required to properly understand vaccine science and ensure that a horse is optimally vaccinated is very complex. This article will provide helpful information that horse owners can use to improve their horse’s preventive health… Read more »

Pharmacology 101

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM There are many occasions that horse owners are instructed to administer medications to their horses either to treat a new condition, to manage an ongoing condition, or during an emergency situation. However, not all horse owners are familiar with commonly used medications and/or why they are being instructed to administer… Read more »

Parasite Management Strategies

By: Jennifer L. Wright, DVM Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services is very fortunate to service a clientele that has a thirst for knowledge and an overwhelming desire to provide the most up-to-date and progressive care for their horses.  As such, this article will hopefully begin to answer the barrage of questions received daily regarding the… Read more »

Evaluation of the Equine Foot

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM We’ve all heard the saying…”No hoof, No horse” and indeed it is true. A horse that lacks good quality, well balanced feet is likely to eventually develop lameness or other musculoskeletal issues as a result of their bad feet! There is quite a bit involved in evaluating the quality and… Read more »

Equine Preventive Health Care

By: Denise A. Gorondy, DVM Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services is excited to continue to provide our Equine Wellness Program, a comprehensive preventive health care program designed specifically for you and your equine companions. Our Wellness program includes three levels of care which allow you and your veterinarian to work together to  determine your horse’s… Read more »