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We have created a Client Portal where you can access information from your horse's medical record 24/7, by going to Pet Portal.


Whether she's due to foal, ready to start cycling or you want to breed back after foaling, rest easy knowing your mare will be closely monitored.


If you suspect that your horse may have eaten oleander, it is critical that you call your veterinarian immediately. There is no specific treatment for oleander toxicity, but early intervention and supportive care may allow a horse to recover if a lethal dose was not consumed.


The least favorite bug of our equine partners. Mosquitoes can cause severe skin irritation, as well as transmit deadly diseases. Check out this article from "The Horse" magazine to learn more.


Protective “medicine boots” are another alternative to hoof bandages. However, you must be sure that you use a boot that fits your horse properly and that you check it very regularly to avoid pressure sores over the heel bulbs and coronet.


Always monitor for slipping of the bandage, swelling above or below the bandage, or an increase in lameness. Call our office if you have any questions or concerns.


Rain Rot is a bacterial skin disease that causes hair loss and can leave patches of raw skin. It typically looks like small raised or matted tufts of hair that can be warm and sensitive to touch, most commonly found on the head, neck, withers, and hind quarters.


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