Entries by Dr. Kelly Giunta, VMD

Regenerative Medicine At Blue Ridge Equine Clinic

  We offer multiple regenerative medicine products to help your horse heal better. Please contact your veterinarian for pricing and to discuss which product is best for your horse. Autologous Conditioned Serum: IRAP II (Arthrex, Inc)   IRAP stands for Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IL-1Ra). Interleukin 1 (IL-1) is the major cause of inflammation in […]

Fescue Toxicosis In Broodmares

Much of the pasture in Virginia is tall fescue. While this hardy grass is a high quality nutrient source for most horses, it is often infected with an endophytic fungus named Acremonium coenephialum that is toxic to pregnant mares. The fungus produces damaging alkaloids such as ergovaline. Some results of fescue toxicosis are: Late term […]

Horse Show Drug Rules For Dummies

Whenever a horse is competing in a horse show or event, it is the owner, rider, and trainer’s responsibility to know and follow the rules or else risk fines or elimination.  Most horse shows are governed by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).  The USEF publishes a rulebook with guidelines for the use of therapeutic […]