News Of The Month
Due to the high prevalence of Lyme disease in this area, the Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic considers Lyme vaccination a core vaccine for all dogs. Lyme disease risk areas are expanding due to favorable tick habitats, the blurring of urban and suburban boundaries, and an increase in the number of pets that travel. In 2015, one in sixteen dogs tested positive for the disease. Signs of Lyme disease are shifting leg lameness, fever, lethargy and possibly chronic arthritis. Fortunately a new, improved Lyme vaccine is available that offers broader protection than previous Lyme vaccines with less adverse reactions. For optimal protection of the broader Lyme coverage, dogs should receive two doses of the new vaccine even if they have been previously vaccinated. After the initial two dose series, annual revaccination is recommended. Please contact the clinic if you have questions or concerns about protecting your dog from Lyme disease.
Horse owners may also take advantage of Lyme vaccination to protect their horse from the disease. Ask your veterinarian for more information at your horse’s next preventive care visit.
Elkhorn Vet Highlights…
The Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic recently purchased a video endoscope for use with small animal, horses and farm animals. The endoscope is a camera on the end of either a rigid or flexible tube which delivers the image to a large color monitor. Our endoscope also gives us the option to biopsy an area as well as grasp and remove some tissues or foreign bodies. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that lets us view, evaluate, and treat areas inside the body. There are many possibilities for its use. In small animal, we can more thoroughly examine ears and flush them if necessary. We’ve used the endoscope to view tumors and foreign bodies in various body cavities with a minimum of stress to the pet. And we’re using it in surgeries such as OCD lesion repair. Our equine veterinarians have been busy using the longer flexible endoscopes to diagnose and treat upper airway disease. Our longest scope, the gastroscope, can reach the stomach of the horse and is being used to identify gastric disease such as ulcers. We’re proud to add this advanced diagnostic and treatment tool to our other great diagnostic devices.
Horse owners interested in saving 25% on preventive care should check out our 2017 Equine Wellness Program. New this year is our preventive care payment plan!.
Equine Wellness Program
Preventive care is the cornerstone to good health. Our Equine Wellness Program provides high-quality, affordable preventive care. Enrolled horses are eligible for discounts on additional services and products
Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Herbs, and Therapy Laser may be used as primary or adjunct therapies to treat many of the health problems that afflict pets, horses, and livestock…
Let us make it easier for you to provide veterinary care for your pet by coming directly to your home. Our house calls offer services in the privacy of your home with full access to the diagnostic capabilities and care of our clinic…s
Consistent dental care improves your pet’s quality of life by preventing systemic disease, oral pain, tooth loss and bad breath. Our Dental Incentive Program rewards clients for following good dental health guidelines…