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2nd Facebook Trivia Contest!

WIN COOL PRIZES FOR WINTER! (Total Est. Value of Grand Prize $350) Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services, PLLC and Merck Animal Health are proud to announce and co-sponsor their second Facebook Trivia Contest!  We guarantee a fun experience and exciting prizes just for participating and the chance to be our Grand Prize winner.  As promised,… Read more »

Facebook Trivia Contest Series!

WIN COOL PRIZES FOR FALL! (Total Est. Value of Grand Prize $450) Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services, PLLC and Merck Animal Health are proud to announce and co-sponsor their first ever Facebook Trivia Contest Series!  We guarantee a fun experience and exciting prizes just for participating and the chance to be our Grand Prize winner.  There… Read more »

Hot Weather Considerations

It’s HOT HOT HOT outside, and it would appear that the humid summer weather is here to stay! Horses (and riders) are at great risk of experiencing heat stroke, dehydration or other debilitating problems associated with heat in this type of weather, as their primary method of cooling (sweating and evaporation) is compromised. How do… Read more »

What is Veterinary Chiropractic?

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM 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… Read more »

I have just purchased a 4 year old paint gelding with two blue eyes. I often times see him squinting his eyes while he is out in the pasture grazing. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Denise Gorondy A: Most horses with blue eyes also have areas on their eyelids that lack pigment and are white. The more white your horse has on the eyelids, the more sensitive his eyes will be. The blue eyes and the non-pigmented eyelid skin make your horse’s eyes very sensitive to bright light –… Read more »

Continuing Education; AVCA & IVCA

          The veterinarians at Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services continuously advance their education in veterinary chiropractic care.  Both Drs. Wright and Gorondy studied animal chiropractics at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractics.  The coursework for animal chiropractics emphasizes anatomy and biomechanics, applied functional neurology and chiropractic theory, and diagnosis and… Read more »

Tis the Season for Ticks!

Ticks may harbor a bacteria that causes 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 way to prevent ticks (and other insects) from actively feeding on your horse.  The active ingredient in the Parasite… Read more »

Toxic Plants

Denise A. Gorondy, DVM With spring due to arrive any day (hopefully after the winter we’ve had!!), the pastures will soon be turning from brown, mud laden muck spots to lush green pastures. Along with the along waited spring grass, many unwanted plants will also begin to emerge. This article will review the most common… Read more »

Conditioning Your Horse Into Spring: What do I need to know before I begin to condition my horse this spring?

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM It’s been an unusually cold and wet winter, and sadly Punxsutawney Phil saw his furry little shadow so spring was delayed for a little while longer.  If you are like many of our clients, your horse has been a pasture potato for the past 3 or 4 months.  A general rule… Read more »

Sample Conditioning Schedule

Week #1:  Walk under saddle on a flat surface for 15 minutes, 4-5 days per week. Week #2:  Walk under saddle on any surface (gentle rolling hills are ideal) for 15-30 minutes, 4-5 days per week.** Week #3:  Introduce trotting intervals of up to 2 minutes apiece, interrupted with a few minutes of walk intervals,… Read more »