Preventative Care Days 2017

Spring will be here soon! It will be time for vaccinations and preparing for the next riding season.  Here at Allegheny Equine we are aware that the cost of preventative care for your horse increases each year. Knowing that finances play a role in our clients’ decisions, we are launching a new program we hope will save you money and still allow your horses to benefit from very important annual preventative health care procedures.

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The Annual Physical Exam

Physical Exam
Physical Exam

Do you ever wish your horse could talk? There are probably at least a dozen topics that you would love to discuss with your horse if that were the case. But is wellness a topic that comes to mind? The lack of verbal communication often makes it more difficult for owners and veterinarians to monitor overall health and changes over time. No one likes going to the doctor, but annual physical examinations are an important component to the overall wellness status of your horse.  These exams aid your veterinarian in determining your horse’s baseline health parameters and in monitoring any changes that occur in the future.

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Client Seminar: The Trouble With Ticks

 
The Trouble with Ticks
The Trouble with Ticks
Ticks have become a huge nuisance over the last several years in Western PA. From the tick bite sites, which can be very reactive, itchy or infected to the transmission of Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis, ticks give everyone a headache.
  
When: March 4th, 2017 from 10am – 12pm
Where: Allegheny Equine – GPS Address is 4696 Christy Road, Murrysville, PA
 

Join us for a discussion on options for decreasing exposure to your and your horse and the diseases that most concern us. Come bring your experiences and questions about Ticks! The seminar is open to everyone and free of charge. RSVPs are very appreciated but not required.   Seating is first come, first serve.  Refreshments will be provided.

Call our office (724-325-4615) or message us on Facebook to RSVP and save your seat.

Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Cushings Disease

Equine Metabolic Syndrom and Cushings Disease

Which horses are at risk for Metabolic Syndrome and Cushings Disease?
How do you diagnose, manage and treat these conditions?
Join us in a discussion on common metabolic conditions of our horses and how they affect our management.
 
DATE: November 12, 2016
TIME: 10am – 12 noon
LOCATION: Allegheny Equine Clinic
(GPS Address is 4696 Christy Road, Murrysville, PA)
 

The seminar is open to everyone and free of charge.
RSVPs are appreciated but not required and can be done by emailing or calling the office or replying to our event on Facebook.
Refreshments will be provided.

2016 Fall Newsletter

Check out the 2016 Fall Newsletter! This edtion of the Newsletter is filled with the latest news and useful information. This issue covers:

  • What is a Vet Internship?
  • Meet Dr. Ruthie Lindberg
  • Case Report: Colitis
  • Winter Tips for your Older Horse
  • Choking – The Signs and What to Do
  • The Annual Exam
  • Client Education

We hope you enjoy this informative issue!

2015 Summer Newsletter

Allegheny Equine Associates News Straight from the Horse’s Mouth…

Horse's mouthWe are going through exciting changes at Allegheny Equine and you can read all about them in this Summer issue of our newsletter. You’ll also find articles on horse health topics such as Strangles and EHV, a case report on a non-healing corneal ulcer, information on an upcoming event, and other useful information.
We hope you enjoy this issue and download it for future reference!

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EHV-1 Awareness

Equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1) has already been in the news several times this spring with cases here in Pennsylvania as well as Ohio, Michigan and other states. Although EHV – 1 most commonly causes respiratory infections (rhinopneumonitis), it is more famously associated with abortion storms and the highly contagious neurologic form of herpes, Equine Herpes Myeloencephalitis (EHM).

Our office has had many calls and questions regarding EHV so we want to encourage you to become familiar with the common signs, modes of transmission, preventative measures, and quarantine procedures of EHV-1, in particular the neurologic form EHM.

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Strangles

WHAT IS IT?

“Strangles” is an infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi, subspecies equi. It most often causes infection of the upper respiratory tract in horses, causing fever, nasal discharge, cough, and swelling and draining of the submandibular lymph nodes (located between the two sides of the lower jaw). This form of the disease is usually self-limiting (gets better without medications) and has a high recovery rate. Although it is very uncommon, strangles can also cause infection and abscessation of the lungs, abdomen, and internal organs. This internal form of strangles is known as “bastard strangles” and is much more deadly than the more common form of the disease.

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