News Of The Month & Highlights
Horse owners, if you haven’t already received your newsletter, The Lead Line , you should be receiving it soon. Our equine newsletters cover a broad range of topics with the goal being that the reading will be topical and relevant to every horse owner. We again cover the topic of internal parasite resistance and strategic deworming. Many of you have attended our seminars over the years where parasite resistance has been discussed and are currently following our protocols for parasite management. For some, this article will be a review, for others a new concept to herd health. We’ve included a fairly extensive article written by Dr. Ayla Guild on the initial steps to take when faced with a soft-tissue injury as well as further treatment to prevent further injury and speed recovery. This article will whet your appetite to attend our spring seminar as Dr. Guild will be presenting on this topic that evening. For those of you with middle-aged and older horses, EOTRH is a recently identified dental problem. EOTRH is an extremely painful condition that occurs when the horse’s incisor and canine tooth roots are being resorbed. Our veterinarians will be paying special attention to this when performing dental exams this spring.
Mark your calendar! The 2017 Spring Equine Seminar will be March 8 at Sperino’s Monte Carlo Room in Elkhorn from 6:30 – 8 pm. We’ll see you there!
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!.
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Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am – 1 pm
205 E O’Connor Drive, Elkhorn, WI 53121