But we did. Our office is now located in Dover, PA at 5060 Harmony Grove Rd. Current clients can rest assured that our ambulatory service area has not changed, and we are happy to offer a better environment for haul-in care. Our website and Facebook contact info has been updated for reference.
So it rained for what...a week? Admit it-- a few inches of rain over a few days caused a lot of you to keep your horses confined to the barn for a while. In some cases, a long while. Risk.
Now its really cold, water is freezing. Still confined to stalls? Risk.
These are risk factors for the development of a horse belly ache: Equine Colic. Rate you risk.
Equine Herpes Myelitis (EHM), a neuroligic disease caused by EHV-1 has been reported in a facility in Doylestown, PA. The facility is currently under PA Department of Agriculture quarantine. More information on EHM can be found at these links.
Phone troubles the last few days due to some programming issues with Comcast have disrupted our ability to keep up with important communications. We feel we've worked them out with an additional bonus of a new regional telephone number: 717-467-5757. Please accept our apologies and feel free to call our primary numbers 717-249-7771, 717-502-6742, and 717-467-5757. We are always available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or message us on Facebook.
FUO--Fever of Unknown Origin, is a common urgent call for me. Consider common viral infections like flu or rhinitis, but more sinister is PHF: Potomac Horse Fever. I've seen a few cases already this summer, and the PHF season (June through October) is just beginning. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/digestive_system/intestinal_diseases_in_horses_and_foals/potomac_horse_fever.html
I'm increasingly seeing young horses with snotty noses, fevers and abnormal lung sounds...lungs with wheezes and clicks similar to older horses with heaves...These are young horses of training age, 2-4 years old, in multi-horse stables. The older animals are not getting sick. We'll be testing any new cases for equine rhinitis A virus infection as well as influenza and rhinopneumonitis. A vaccine is available to help protect against equine rhinitis A virus....interested?