Colic Surgery Reimbursement

Platinum Performance recently introduced their new EQCO Coverage program, which will allow up to $10,000 in colic surgery reimbursement for qualified horses enrolled in the program. The plan has two levels: Wellness Coverage Plan – colic surgery reimbursement up to $8,000 Horse must be enrolled and eligible, current on wellness services from their veterinarian, and […]

Equine First Aid

Are you prepared to handle an equine emergency? EVA is now offering first aid starter kits! Starting at $65, each kit contains the following items: emergency care for leg wounds card from Zoetis emergency care brochure from AAEP thermometer stethoscope cotton wrap cast padding brown gauze vet wrap absorbent pad gloves betadine scrub fluid bag […]

Red Maple Leaf Toxicosis

Red Maple leaf toxicosis occurs when horses ingest the wilted or dried leaves and is most commonly seen in the fall months. It causes oxidative damage to the body which leads to hemolysis (or lysis of red blood cells). Red maple trees are found throughout the eastern part of North America. It’s leaves are 2 […]

What is Pigeon Fever?

What is Pigeon Fever? Pigeon Fever had traditionally plagued horses in the West, however it has become an emerging disease in our area these past few years. It is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis that typically forms subcutaneous abscesses often in the pectoral area. Abscesses can also occur on the lower abdomen, axillary, and […]

What is colic in horses?

The Big “C” The number one killer of horses is colic. Colic is not a disease, but rather a combination of signs that alert us to abdominal pain in the horse. Colic can range from mild to severe, but it should never be ignored. Many of the conditions that cause colic can become life threatening […]

Winter Hauling Tips

Winter Hauling Tips With proper planning for winter trailering, you can keep your horses (and yourself) safe and healthy. You’re driving a loaded horse trailer in winter despite rain, snow, ice, and a low wind chill factor. Why? Unfortunately, schedules for breeding, competition, and sale require that horses be transported in all seasons and weather […]