Beyond the 3 F’s

Many people consider horses that have metabolic disease by the 3 F’s: fat, furry, and foundered. Luckily as medicine progresses, we are now able to further classify and identify metabolic disease in to 2 conditions – Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction and Equine Metabolic Syndrome “Cushing’s Disease” Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction …

Landscaping Lessons

Spring time brings sunshine, rain showers and longer hours for landscaping! When making your plant selections, there are several that you want to avoid to prevent toxicity. **This is not a comprehensive list of all toxic plants to horses.** Ornamental Plants and Vines Oleander: All parts of this plant are …

Good, Better, Best: Which Oil?

Many horse owners have supplemented oil in their horse’s diet to make them shine like a new penny. Did you know that it is one of the quickest ways to add fat to your horse’s diet? Whether you are adding these calories for your high performance horse or that “hard …

Caring for the Older Horse

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Touch program has been kind enough to share an article with their 10 Tips for Caring for the Older Horse. We hope you enjoy! Observe your horse on a regular basis. Watch for changes in body condition, behavior, and attitude. Address problems, even seemingly …

The Perils of Fall Grass

Most horse owners are aware of the dangers of lush spring grass, but did you know that fall grasses can be just as harmful? Laminitis, or founder, is always harmful to our horses and can be triggered by the stressed fall grass.   Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae in …

Your Horse’s ID

Confirming your horse’s identification is more important than ever, especially with the mobility of our industry. Luckily with the advance of technology, we have several tools to make this easy to keep up with and maintain. Coggin’s Test Everyone is well familiarized with the need for a Coggin’s test, and …

Beat the Heat

It’s only the second day of summer, and the season is definitely making its presence known. How do you plan on beating the heat? Here are some helpful tips on keeping your horse cool and comfortable. Drink more H20! The average horse at rest will drink 5 to 10 gallons …

Wellness Exams

Welcome to CEVS’s first blog! We will be having weekly blog posts to keep our clients updated on information, new products and anything else that we thing you would like. Any topics that you want to hear about? Please let us know! First up, Wellness exams. Wellness is a word …