VACCINATIONS FOR FOALS

VACCINATIONS FOR FOALS   **ALL VACCINATION PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN CONSULTATION WITH A LICENSED VETERINARIAN** The two categories below reflect differences in the foal’s susceptibility to disease and ability to mount an appropriate immune response to vaccination based on the presence (or absence) of maternal antibodies derived from colostrum.  The phenomenon of maternal antibody […]

VACCINATIONS FOR ADULT HORSES

  VACCINATIONS FOR ADULT HORSES   **ALL VACCINATION PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN CONSULTATION WITH A LICENSED VETERINARIAN**     DISEASE Broodmares Other Adult Horses (> 1 year of age)   previously vaccinated against the disease indicated Other Adult Horses (> 1 year of age) unvaccinated or lacking vaccination history   COMMENTS   Tetanus   […]

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Deworming Protocol

                                                                                 Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Deworming Protocol   Adult LOW Shedder Schedule **to be used for […]

In case of emergency!

Are you traveling for the holidays and leaving your horses in someone else’s care? BREC has put together an “In case of an emergency” care sheet that will provide your barn caretaker with all the essential information needed in case anything should happen while you are away! The first page includes all emergency contacts and […]

Potomac Horse Fever Facts

Potomac Horse Fever Facts Summertime, and the living is easy…for the carriers of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF). Our wet spring and recent hot weather provide favorable environments for the aquatic insects and snails that carry the bacteria and infect horses. Here are some key pieces of information about PHF that can help protect your horses: […]

Emergency Planning

The old adage states that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that is especially true in emergency situations, and even more so with horses. Emergencies at an equine facility can range from a horse with a wound, illness, or colic to a barn fire to natural disasters and beyond. Preparation […]

A Good Biosecurity Program

 A good biosecurity program is important to protect your horse from disease. The following are some protocols you can implement to keep your horse safe. Talk to your veterinarian about biosecurity on the farm, and ensure you have a plan set up for emergencies. When Traveling: – Ensure your horse is up to date on […]

AAEP’s 10 Tips For Caring For The Older Horse

10 Tips for Caring for the Older Horse   Advances in nutrition, management and health care are helping, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and 30s. While genetics play a role in determining life span, you too, can have an impact. […]

Five Steps To Prevent Tendon Injuries In Your Horse

Tendon injuries can mean lengthy time off, stall rest, etc. for your horse, so all of us want to do everything possible to prevent them from occurring. Here are five steps on how to prevent them: 1. Buy a horse with the best conformation possible. We all realize that there is no perfectly conformed horse and there […]

Equine Shockwave: What Is It & What Does It Do?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, or shockwave, is a non-invasive technique using sound waves to stimulate healing in wounds, ligaments, tendons, and bony structures.  It is thought to increase blood flow circulation and growth of blood vessels to the treated area.  By doing this, natural healing factors are then able to get to the affected area and […]

Equine Placentitis

Placentitis is an infection of the mare’s placenta, usually occurring within the last 3-4 months of gestation. It can be an extremely devastating condition for the owner both emotionally and economically, as it can be a difficult condition to treat and still may end with a nonviable fetus. The earlier this condition is identified, the […]