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General Interest

The Importance of Trust

Purchase Exams: Avoiding Conflict of Interest

Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians

Biosecurity Measures at Horse Shows

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Do You Need to Insure Your Horse?

Routine Care

Considering Vaccinating Your Horse Yourself?

New Leptospirosis Vaccine Available

Vaccinating Your Horse Yourself

Vaccine Reaction: Common Response or Cause for Concern?

Is My Horse Choking?

Choking in Horses

Make Sure Your Animals Have Up To Date Rabies Vaccines

Should I Vaccinate My Horse for Potomac Horse Fever?

Zoetis Update on Parasite Protection

Equine Parasite Resistance

Equine Medication Prices: Why Can’t I Get Something Cheaper?


Diagnosing Lameness with a New Tool:  the Lameness Locator

Equine Imaging

Barn Management

Basic Equine First Aid Kit

Extreme Weather Tips

Horse Sitting Tips

Summer Horse Care Reminders

Foxtail in Your Hay

Equine Hay Analysis

Equine Health Regulations

Explaining the New USEF Vaccination Rule

Horse Show Drug Rules for Dummies

Farrier – Owner Relationships

Interstate 6 Month Health Certificates Now Available

Does Your Horse Need to be Microchipped?

Before Traveling, Check Destination Requirements

Is Your Coggins Current?

Equine Ulcers

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Reducing Your Horse’s Risk of Gastric Ulcers

Breeding: Broodmare & Foal Care

Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

Thinking About Breeding Your Mare This Year?

Colic Surgery on a Pregnant Mare

Foaling Season is almost Here!

Getting Mares Ready for Breeding

Wounds & Injuries

Help! My Horse Stepped on a Nail!

Wound Healing: Risks & Benefits of a Foot Cast

Equine 911: When Do I Really Need to Call the Vet?

Equine Facial Lump Has Unusual Origin

Small Facial Fracture Causes Subcutaneous Emphysema

Caring for Your Older Horse

My Old Friend

Is It Time to Retire My Horse?

Equine Illnesses

Heat Stroke

Why Do Horses Tie Up?

Local Horses Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Overview of PPID (Equine Cushings Disease)

First Virginia Case of West Nile Virus in Horses

Equine Anaplasmosis: A New Reason to Hate Ticks

Strangles in Horses: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy Outbreaks

Equine Lyme Disease

Equine Enteric Coronavirus

Potomac Horse Fever: Can You Limit Your Horse’s Exposure?

Would You Recognize Equine Botulism if You Saw It?

Does My Horse Need a Botulism Vaccine?

Equine Therapies

Regenerative Medicine at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic

How Much Do Hock Injections Cost?

Osphos & Tildren to Treat Navicular

Acupuncture to Treat Nerve Damage

Equine Stem Therapy Holds Great Promise

What’s the Truth about Equine Medications?

Gastrogard versus Ulcergard

The Changing World of Veterinary Drugs

The BREC Team

Putting You & Your Horse First Every Time

Dr. Tracy Norman Attends Advanced Cardiology Course

Dr. Tracy Norman Available for Appointments at Clinic

Dr. Steve Trostle Receives Diplomate Designation from the ACVSMR

Rescue Horse Concerns

Navigating Back to Normal

How to Safely Refeed Malnourished Horses

Rescue Success Story