Recent News

2016 Holiday Hours

  Days the office will be closed: Thanksgiving November 24, 2016 November 25, 2016 Christmas December 23, 2016 December 26, 2016   Emergency As always Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services is open for emergency paging and calls  24 hours a day, 7 days a week   Call (804) 784-7106 Press 1        

What is Veterinary Chiropractic?

Dr. Jennifer Wright What is Veterinary Chiropractic? Veterinary chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuromuscular system, without the use of drugs or surgery.  This type of care is a manual therapy, meaning that the doctor uses their hands to identify and treat biomechanical… Read more »

Fall Deworming

For those clients who have been counseled to: “Deworm your horse(s) with Zimectrin Gold this fall after a hard frost”: Don’t forget the VERY IMPORTANT step of removing all the bot fly eggs from your horse’s body before you deworm to ensure that they are not immediately reinfected with bots. Mark a reminder on your calendar… Read more »

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 »

Colic

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.