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Working (Barn) Cats Available for Adoption

Gina Lynch, Outreach Coordinator for the Humane Society of Fairfax County, is developing a relocation program (click here for details) for outdoor cats with farms, businesses, or private residents in Virginia. Attached is a flyer about Helping Homeless Felines (HHF). HHF is a partner organization to the Humane Society and is in desperate need of new […]

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What your Vet Team Wants You to Know before Euthanizing Your Horse

Recently, an excellent article was published by Dr. Andy Roark; “5 Things this Tech Wishes You Knew Before Euthanizing” that provides helpful information about how a pet owner can ease the experience for themselves and their pets when the dreaded day comes to say goodbye. I highly recommend checking out the article. Working on horses […]

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Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is going Solar

We are excited to announce that Blue Ridge Equine Clinic has partnered up with Sigora Solar to install solar (photovoltaic) panels at the clinic in Earlysville. The system is scheduled to be installed starting December 13th and should be finished by December 15th. This just happens to coincide with our holiday open house on December […]

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Saddle Fitting

Valley Division team members Dr. Tabby Moore, Dr. Julia Hecking, Dr. Tracy Norman, and April Shultz teamed up with Robin Moore of World Equestrian Brands this week to discuss saddle fit and how it is affected by various horses’ conformations. Great to share expertise on a topic that influences your horse’s performance and comfort so significantly! […]

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Dr. LaPlume’s Fall Newsletter

Pasture management: Now is the time to have your soil tested and possibly apply the appropriate products, such as lime. Fall preventative Health Care: It’s time for Fall Vaccinations and Dentistry Body condition/weight gain: If your horse is on the thin side, please call to discuss. Do not wait until winter to try to put […]

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Wild horse & burro update from AAEP

In the last 24 hours, you may have read about a recommendation from the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the potential sale or euthanasia of thousands of wild horses and burros. This recommendation has received national attention. While most AAEP members are not directly involved […]

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Does Your Horse Have Heaves?

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is participating with Boehringer-Ingelheim in a clinical trial of an investigational medication for horses with heaves. To learn more, follow this link: www.equinestudy.com Please let us know if you have any questions or think your horse may be a candidate.

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Client Thanks BREC Team

Pam bought her horse, Swan’s Honor, at Elysian Hills in Marshall, Virginia, as a four year old. The pair learned, competed and foxhunted together and Pam believed he was her horse of a lifetime. When Honor became acutely ill, of course Pam was terribly worried. Last week, we received this lovely note from her: “One year ago, […]

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Is my horse choking?

Choke is a common term for esophageal obstruction. The esophagus is the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach. If a horse does not chew and soften their food properly, food can become lodged in this tube, causing a blockage. This disorder is called “choke”, as the horse can look as if they […]

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Wound Healing, Risks and Benefits of an Equine Foot Cast

In certain cases a cast can be extremely beneficial in wound healing. This case is an example of a wound that benefitted from a cast. This horse got her foot stuck in some fencing and avulsed (tore off) part of her hoof wall along with doing a lot of tissue damage to the pastern area. […]

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