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 […]

How Much Do Hock Injections Cost For A Horse?

Have you ever noticed a substantial range in the cost for hock injections performed by different veterinarians? Ever wondered why that is? Not all “hock injections” are the same, so when your horse is having its hock injected, it helps to be educated on which joints are being injected and with what substance they are […]

Equine Facial Lump Has Unusual Origin

Thanks to Equus magazine for letting us share this story. We are always happy for positive outcomes with complicated cases like this one.

JH presenting AA Alt Therapies 2014

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 […]

Rescue Horse Success Story!

Thank goodness there are horse “angels” in our midst, like our client Becky Moore.  Becky shares her journey with her rescue horse, Raven, in her own words: “Raven is a 12 year old Tennessee Walker gelding that arrived at our farm on 6/14/14. I picked him up only knowing that he was underweight but looked better […]

Equine pharmacy

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

Probably every horse owner has had the experience of feeling sticker shock when the cost of treating a horse’s malady is revealed by the veterinarian. The cost of pharmaceuticals is high because of development and production expenditures, and horses are really big patients (generally 10 times the size of the average adult human). But often, […]

Subcutaneous Emphysema Caused By A Skull Fracture

Recently my horse Mocha fractured a small bone in the sinus region of her face causing subcutaneous emphysema, which means gas or air is trapped beneath the layer of skin. It is not a hot or hard swelling; it feels like it crackles and is crunchy to the touch, a sensation known as crepitus. I […]

What Is An Equine Internal Medicine Specialist?

An Internal Medicine Specialist is a veterinarian who specializes in conditions that affect the general health and well- being of her/his patients, including conditions affecting the GI tract, respiratory system, blood and lymphatics, liver, muscles, kidneys and bladder, neurologic system, infectious diseases, and care of neonates (newborn foals). Specialty training in Internal Medicine emphasizes critical […]

Equine Lyme Disease

Over one hundred horse owners/ enthusiasts gathered at the Virginia Horse Center on March 19 for dinner and an educational seminar sponsored by Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau and the Virginia Horse Center. We were delighted to see old friends, clients and to get acquainted with new friends from our horse community. […]

Academy Of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians

What is the Academy of Equine Veterinary Nursing Technicians (AEVNT)? The AEVNT is recognized as a veterinary technician specialty by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). In December 2008, the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) sent out an inquiry to those members interested in organizing an Academy for […]