FEI Updates On Prohibited Substances

The FEI Veterinary Department would like to update you with some notes on Prohibited Substances. The FEI has recently seen a substantial increase in the number of positive cases of medroxyprogesterone acetate and triamcinolone acetonide. We would like veterinarians to take the following information into consideration when treating horses and advising clients.   1.    Medroxyprogesterone […]

Dr. LaPlume’s Fall Newsletter

  Pasture management: Now is the time to have your soil tested and possibly apply the appropriate products, such as lime. Fall preventative Health Care: It’s time for Fall Vaccinations and Dentistry Body condition/weight gain: If your horse is on the thin side, please call to discuss. Do not wait until winter to try to […]

Considering Vaccinating Your Horse Yourself?

WHOA! Consider these issues before you do your own vaccinations! The benefits of having a veterinarian perform your horse’s vaccinations are numerous! Here are just a few: 1. Creates a Valid Veterinary-client-patient-relationship. This means you have an agreement with your veterinarian who knows you and your horse, allowing them to treat, advise and dispense medications […]

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Explaining The New USEF Vaccination Rule

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has instituted a new rule that requires veterinary certification of vaccination against Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) within 6 months of a horse entering the grounds of a Federation licensed competition. The rule change was made in response to inconsistent requirements on the part of show […]

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Horse Show Drug Rules For Dummies

Whenever a horse is competing in a horse show or event, it is the owner, rider, and trainer’s responsibility to know and follow the rules or else risk fines or elimination.  Most horse shows are governed by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).  The USEF publishes a rulebook with guidelines for the use of therapeutic […]

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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, […]