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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 »

2015 Holiday Hours

Days the office will be closed: Thanksgiving November 26, 2015 November 27, 2015 Christmas December 24, 2015 December 25, 2015  New Years December 31, 2015 January 1, 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 and… Read more »

“I am hosting a barrel racing clinic in a few weeks, and riders and horses of varying levels of experience are participating. One participant mentioned to me that her horse has dropped in performance from the 2D level of competition to 4D, but she doesn’t think that he seems overtly lame. I know that we do performance evaluations on my horses to determine if they need any joint injections or other therapies to maintain their top form. I mentioned to her that she may want to ask her veterinarian to do a soundness evaluation on him to see if he needs his hocks injected, or other diagnostics or treatment. Can you speak to my group about joint injections and how to tell if your horse needs them?”

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM A:  For those not familiar with this sport, barrel racing is a speed event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a specific cloverleaf pattern around barrels placed in a triangular pattern in the fastest time.  Quarterhorse, Appendix Quarterhorse and Thoroughbreds are the predominate breed(s) used, and their ages… Read more »

Through the Veterinarian’s Eyes

Dr. Denise Gorondy The job of an equine veterinarian is so dynamic. As far as jobs go it is enjoyable, involves hard work, provides opportunity to meet horses and individuals of all backgrounds, and every day is a different adventure. Your Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services veterinarians strive very hard to make every visit with… Read more »