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Calling All Virginia Competitors!

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers a Equine Interstate Event Permit (EIEP) Valid for 6 months for southeastern interstate travel in lieu of multiple 30 day health certificates. Requirements: 1.) Current Coggins Test (within last 6 months) 2.) Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health certificate) 3.) Completed application 4.) Microchip or 3 current digital… Read more »

Tis the Season for Ticks!

Ask your veterinarian to tell you more about Buck Mountain Botanicals Parasite Dust! Many types  of ticks may harbor bacteria that cause Lyme disease and may transmit the disease to your horse if it bites and remains attached for at least 12-24 hours.  Buck Mountain Botanicals Parasite Dust is a non-toxic product that is used  to… Read more »

Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services is pleased to offer New Clients a $1 New Client Wellness Examination

A complete “nose to tail” physical examination and veterinary consultation.  Your horse’s vital signs (temperature, pulse, and respiration) will be recorded, and their heart, lung, and gastrointestinal sounds will be evaluated.  An ophthalmic examination will be  performed on both eyes, and the skin, hair coat, hooves and overall body condition of your horse will be assessed.  This is a great time… Read more »

Q: ”I often trail ride with a group of friends. This spring I’ve noticed that while their horses sweat on warm days, my horse hardly feels damp even under his saddle pad. Also, it seems like any amount of exertion causes him to breathe harder or more quickly than he should. Sometimes I will even see his nostrils flaring just standing in the field or in his stall on a warm day, even when we haven’t ridden at all. I haven’t heard him cough and he doesn’t seem sick in any way. Should I be concerned?” –Jessica L.

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM A:  Jessica should definitely be concerned, as it sounds as if her horse may be affected by anhidrosis.  Anhidrosis is defined as a complete or decreased ability to sweat in response to increased body temperature.  This condition can affect any horse, although it seems to be more common in hot, humid… Read more »


Dr. Denise Gorondy Colic. In the world of horses, there are few words that can cause as much concern as this. For owners, riders, and veterinarians alike, colic has a major impact on the equine industry. A 2005 scientific paper reported that colic is responsible for more deaths in horses that any disease group except… Read more »

USEF Vaccination Rule

  Starting December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a USEF-licensed competition must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza virus and equine herpes virus vaccinations within six months prior to the date of entering the competition grounds.      

Spring Special

       SPRING SPECIAL!!!! February 1 to February 29, 2016 Spring is upon us, so schedule  your dental appointment today! 10%  DISCOUNT on ALL Dental Services *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.

Q: A good friend of mine from out of the state wants to bring her retiring performance horse gelding to my farm for boarding. The horse is an off the track Thoroughbred that previously competed quite successfully in the hunters. He is used to being stalled for a significant portion of the day but at my farm will live on full turnout in a large pasture with access to a run in shed. The current farm veterinarian was recently out for his fall wellness visit and on oral examination diagnosed the gelding with EOTRH. I’m not familiar with this disease. Will the gelding be able to retire to my farm as described? Meghan L.

Denise A. Gorondy, DVM A: Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis, also known as EOTRH, is a syndrome in horses that results in mild to severe changes in the incisor teeth and possibly the canine teeth. The disease process results in the resorption or dissolving of both internal and external dental structures to include the periodontal… Read more »

Equine Wellness Program 2016

Dr. Jennifer Wright   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 new and improved Equine Wellness Program for 2016!  The new Equine Wellness Program consists of three comprehensive… Read more »