Below are some informational links that we believe provide important information.
1. The first site, Poisonous Range Plants of Temperate North America, provides information about plants that are toxic to domestic animals.
2. This second site provides information about equine examinations, vaccines, and other preventative care. This is the website of the Field Service Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center where Dr. Greene was a staff veterinarian and teacher for a few years.
3. Norton Veterinary Consulting, a site that provides client educational information and teaching opportunities as well as medical consulting for veterinary professionals. Check out this site for a recent interview of Dr. Greene about artificial lighting to manipulate the estrous cycle of the mare.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recommends five core vaccinations for all horses. These include Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, West Nile, Tetanus, and Rabies. Other vaccines are available for certain at risk populations such as Equine Herpes Virus, Influenza, Botulism, Potomac horse fever, Strangles, and EVA. We are happy to discuss your horse’s unique needs and help customize a vaccination schedule.We understand that in the current economic climate finances are often difficult. However, we wanted to re-emphasize the importance of vaccinations and other preventative care. Unfortunately there was an increase in the number of cases of preventable infectious disease this year, all of which occured in horses that had not been vaccinated. One particular disease that was seen was Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a mosquito born neurologic disease which sadly is often fatal. It is devastating to see a horse suffering from a disease that could have been prevented; also the treatment that is required to save the horse’s life (if possible) is exponentially more expensive than the cost of the vaccine itself.