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Dr. Tracy Norman Attends Advanced Cardiology Course

Dr. Tracy Norman attended an advanced equine cardiology course in Las Vegas offered by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine that was only open to internal medicine and veterinary cardiology specialists. New research regarding the importance of heart rhythm disturbances  on performance and safety was presented, as well as advanced techniques in echocardiography (heart ultrasound) […]

Is It Time To Retire My Horse?

It’s the $64,000 question…..often with emotional baggage involved, especially when you don’t have a ready replacement for your long-time equine partner. Dr. Reynolds Cowles shares things to consider when you are pondering retirement or a change to a less stressful career for your horse. Thanks to TheHorse.com for allowing us to post their article: 2015TheHorse2TimeToRetire Let […]

Dr. Tracy Norman Available For Appointments At The Clinic

Dr. Tracy Norman, VMD, ACVIM will be available for appointments at the clinic and for farm calls in the Charlottesville area beginning September 30. Dr. Norman will continue to be based in our Valley Division, but will be working at our clinic in Earlysville on Wednesdays and on an as needed basis to serve our clients in […]

Farriers And Veterinarians Collaborate At Blue Ridge Equine Clinic

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic hosted a great turnout of 25 farriers on March 19. The farrier/veterinarian discussion went on for 2 hours and touched on improving communications and understanding. It was a diverse group of farriers from the greater Charlottesville area, the Valley and Hanover county. The subject for the evening was low palmar angles […]

Equine Ophthalmology: Focus For Virginia Veterinarians On Saturday

The weather may have been dreary, but Saturday was far from dull for fifty equine veterinarians at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville. Blue Ridge Equine Clinic’s 9th Annual Equine Practitioners Seminar featured Dr. Amber Labelle, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO presenting an in-depth look at all aspects of equine ophthalmology. Dr. Labelle covered: * Eye […]

The Importance Of Trust

“Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices.”  ~ Warren Buffett How does the level of trust between client and veterinarian affect the patient? Does it have any impact? Consider a call received from a barn manager : a new boarder’s horse is displaying […]

Alternative Therapies Learning Day At Amethyst Acres

  Thank you to Deb and Mark Burke, owners of Amethyst Acres Equine Center, Inc. in Buchanan for inviting Drs. Julia Hecking and Tabby Moore to speak at their Alternative Therapies for Horses learning day on November 8.  The doctors very much enjoyed a day of learning and fellowship with horse enthusiasts from Southwest Virginia. […]

Zoetis Update On Parasite Protection: Moxidectin Tops Fenbendazole

From Zoetis, maker of Quest dewormer:  Small strongyles are the most prevalent and important internal parasites to adult horses. Unfortunately, effective control presents challenges because of persistent exposure, anthelmintic resistance and encysted stages in the life cycle of small strongyles. A recent Zoetis-funded study compared a single dose of moxidectin (QUEST® Gel) with five consecutive […]