Fecal Evaluation

A horse being lead from the stable

Please do not deworm your horse for a period of four weeks prior to the collection of fecal samples. Please provide your veterinarian with 1 to 2 fresh fecal balls that are minimally contaminated with bedding. The sample should be placed in a ziplock bag and should not be more than 24 hours old. If the sample is collected the night prior to your appointment, the sample should be refrigerated. Please remember to label the ziplock bag with your name, the horse’s name, and date. Please record the date of your horse’s most recent deworming and the product used. Samples can either be dropped off at Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services’ office or given to your veterinarian at a farm appointment.

First Aid Kit

Three Oaks Equine Veterinary Services’ phone number (804) 784-7106
Hoof pick
Bandage scissors
Bandage material and duct tape
Antibiotic wound dressing
Antibacterial soap
Sterile saline solution
Instant ice packs
Epsom salts
Phenylbutazone (Bute)
Flunixin meglumine (Banamine)
Electrolyte paste
Antibiotic Eye Ointment
Dosing syringe

• American Association of Equine Practitioners
• Blue Ridge Equine Clinic
• American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
• International Veterinary Chiropractic Association
• Chi Institute
• Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
• American Veterinary Medical Association
• The Horse Magazine
Outbreak Alert

Payment Policy

Payment is required at the time services are rendered.
Types of payment accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Check, or Cash
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Equine Vital Signs

Vital SignsAdultsFoals
Temperature:99.5-101.0 F100.0-102.0 F
Heart Rate:32-44 beats/min60-100 beats/min
Respiratory Rate:12-16 breaths/min32-60 breaths/min
Gums:Pale pink to pink, moistPale pink to pink, moist
Capillary Refill Time:Under 2 secondsUnder 2 seconds

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