Recent News

2014 Holiday Card Contest

  We Want Your Photos! Let the Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services’ 2014 holiday card contest commence!  We want to invite all of you to enter your equine holiday or winter themed photos for a chance to win the spot on our holiday card.  Only one photo will be featured as our annual 2014 holiday… Read more »

New treatment for Navicular Syndrome

Dechra Veterinary Products LLC has released a new FDA approved medication for the treatment of Navicular Syndrome in horses. The product, called Osphos, is a bisphosphonate medication that affects systemic bone metabolism. The medication inhibits bone resorption thereby decreasing the boney degeneration seen in navicular syndrome. The medication is administered as an intramuscular (IM) injection…. Read more »

The Scuppy Chronicle: A Brief Overview of One Horse’s Mischief and What it Means for Virginia

Julia A. Childrey, Esq. The case’s origins are innocent enough: The Astriab family owned a farm and sold plants and produce and they also boarded horses.  On one day in particular, a father, after a buying a plant from the farm, walked over to a horse’s paddock with his young son.  One horse, Scuppy, ambled… Read more »

“I have heard NEVER worm a foal before 5 months of age but so many are worming many times before that age. What is the correct worming protocol for a baby?”

Jennifer L. Wright, DVM That is a great question, Debbie, because the parasite protocol for foals differs greatly from that recommended for adult horses for 2 primary reasons:  1) the foal’s immune system needs to be allowed to safely mature and develop crucial antibodies against parasites in a controlled manner, and 2) the targeted group… Read more »

The Immune System

Denise A. Gorondy, DVM The immune system is the bodies’ defensive system against “foreign invaders”. A properly functioning immune system is designed to detect pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites) and remove them from the body prior to the pathogen causing disease. In some instances, the bodies’ immune system malfunctions and begins to incorrectly identify its’ own… Read more »

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 »