Does Your Horse Need To Be Microchipped?

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Can Now Microchip your Horse A microchip provides permanent identification and proof of ownership in case your horse is lost or stolen. In addition, microchips are useful and sometimes required for health certificates, breeding operations, and competitions. The microchips are the size of a grain of rice and fit inside a […]

Dr. Steve Trostle Speaking On Equine MRI Technology

Dr. Steve Trostle, DVM, ACVS, surgeon at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, will be discussing the practical uses of MRI for horses at Virginia Equine’s client education seminar on March 6 at Deep Run Hunt Club in Manakin-Sabot.  He will be presenting various case studies demonstrating what an important tool MRI has become in equine medicine, […]

Before Traveling: Check Requirements For Destination

It is important to all who attend shows with their horses that they check in frequently with the show grounds for their requirements. Any show can have increased their requirements above and beyond state requirements. Attached is an example where a particular show is taking extra precautions due to a recent positive testing in Ocala, […]

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The Changing World Of Veterinary Drugs

It is no surprise to anyone, we are sure, that the way we purchase just about everything has changed in the last few years. Veterinary drugs are no different. We know that many of our clients struggle to make sure they are getting the best possible price on the prescriptions they need for their horses. […]

Virginia Six Month Equine Interstate Event Permits Now Available

Virginia is now issuing Equine Interstate Event Permits (EIEP) good for six months that are recognized by 14 states. Some racing facilities may not accept them, so it is a good idea to check specific requirements with your destination location prior to travel. Details can be found on the VDACS Regulatory Services site.

Thank You For An Informative Podiatry Seminar!

Thank you to Dr. Vernon Dryden, from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, and to our corporate sponsors for a very informative and interesting Podiatry seminar last weekend at the Boars Head Inn.  Seventy equine veterinarians and farriers attended our 2013 Practitioners Seminar to learn about the latest advances in Managing Foot Infections, Therapeutic Shoeing for the Performance […]

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What’s The Truth About Equine Medications?

Pharmaceuticals vs. Medical Devices:  There have been many recent questions regarding some “new drugs” used to treat joint disease in the horse such as Chondroprotec, Polyglcan and PentAussie. Many of these products are not drugs or pharmaceuticals but are brought to the market place as veterinary devices. Veterinary devices are often perceived, or appear to […]

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GastroGard Versus UlcerGard – Protect Your Horse From Equine Ulcers

It is estimated that up to 60% of equines suffer from gastric ulcers, and the percentage can be even higher for horses in certain disciplines like eventing and racing.  GastroGard and UlcerGard are the medications of choice to protect horses against ulcers, but  the difference between them is often a point of confusion for horse owners.  […]

Does My Horse Need A Botulism Vaccine If I Feed Round Bales?

The convenience of round-baled hay has prompted many horse owners to use these in pastures, especially in the winter.  Owners should be careful to select round bales that have been stored inside, are of good quality grass hay, and are not excessively dusty or moldy.  All round bales will have increased dust over well-made square bales.  […]

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Equine Stem Cell Therapy Holds Great Promise

Stem cell therapy for horses is a form of regenerative medicine, which is the field of veterinary medicine that involves creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissues or organs. This is an evolving field that holds great promise. Bone marrow was collected from this horse and sent to a commercial stem cell laboratory. At the laboratory, […]