Preventative care

Do You Know How to Choose Equine Nutritional Supplements?

How can you wade through the flood of nutritional supplements to find one that will actually help your horse? We've got some guidance for you.
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    The Importance of Dental Exams – Straight From the Horses’ Mouth

The Importance of Dental Exams – Straight From the Horses’ Mouth

Young or old, every horse should receive a regular dental examination. Examination can occur without actually “working on the teeth,” i.e. floating. Changes or abnormalities that occur as a youngster can be amplified over the years if they are not tended to, causing significant issues as an adult or geriatric.

Blanketing Your Horse: Deciphering the Puzzle

Is your horse as cold as you are in that frigid winter weather? Probably not, but in certain circumstances, blanketing is necessary. Find out when your horse needs a blanket, and what sort of blanket to use.

Biosecurity – Are You Doing It?

Biosecurity is anything that we do to protect a population (in this case, horses) against harmful biological substances. In the horse world, these are preventative measures we take to limit and minimize the spread of disease. What is your biosecurity plan?

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and all it Entails

By Dr. Allison Hartman

 

Laminitis has been a bane of horseman and farriers since the horse was first domesticated.  As our medical knowledge and diagnostic abilities have evolved, so has our understanding of the contributing factors of this disease process, including Equine Metabolic Syndrome.  Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a term that’s been thrown around the […]

Does Your Horse Suffer From EGUS?

Gastric Ulcers can cause various problems with our horses' health. What causes them, and how can you tell if your horse has them? Find out more in our December blog post.
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    Equine Chiropractic Series Part 1: What is Equine Chiropractic?

Equine Chiropractic Series Part 1: What is Equine Chiropractic?

With MVS now offering chiropractic services, you may be wondering what's involved and how it can help your horse. Read on for an introduction to the basics of equine chiropractic care.

Colic Series Part 3: Prevention

This is Part 3, and the conclusion of our Colic Series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here for a basic overview of equine GI anatomy, the difference between medical and surgical colic, and some colic causes.

 For what to expect financially from a colic episode, how to plan, and some […]

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    VS Update from State Veterinarian’s Office – 7/2/2015 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

VS Update from State Veterinarian’s Office – 7/2/2015 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

STATE VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties Tips for Livestock Owners and Veterinarians Horses on two Montrose and one Delta County premises tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. Colorado has become the fourth state in the country to have confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) […]

Maintaining the Joints of Older Performance Horses

Catching joint changes early can be crucial to extending the career of your equine athlete. Read on for more information on maintaining the joints of your performance horse.