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COVID-19 Updates

Dear Clients, Pine Bush Equine Services (PBES) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely.  We are working hard to abide by the recommendations and restrictions as they are given by Governor Cuomo, President Trump, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Equine Practitioners. We realize this health situation has already been disruptive to many businesses and wanted to share facts about our updates and changes that we’re doing to support both our customers and employees. PBES is asking some assistance from everyone by doing the following: • Please respect social distancing meaning, no hand-shaking, no fist or elbow bumps, and no hugs. • If you are sick and your horse has a non-urgent appointment, we encourage you to reschedule. […]

Equine Women in History

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of the vital role that women have played in American History.  We thought we would recognize some of the hard-working and dedicated women of the equine world. JULIE KRONE Jockey is a profession dominated by men.  Julie Krone found her place in this touch crowd.  She was the first woman to win a Triple Crown race when she won the Belmont on Colonial Affair in 1993.  Winning the Belmont was the first of many firsts for Julie.  She went on to be the first woman to win 3,500 races as well as the first woman to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. TEMPLE GRANDIN Temple has offered insight into the way horses think […]

Gastroscopy Clinic

On Friday, February 21 and Saturday the 22nd we will be holding a special gastroscopy clinic. For eligible horses this examination will be performed for $300 which will include clinic fee, sedation and gastroscopy followed by veterinary recommendations. (Normally valued at $450) If diagnosed with gastric ulcers, other special offers may apply. Horses may be disqualified from participation if they have concurrent medical conditions in which gastroscopic examination would be contraindicated. Participation will be first come, first served. Payment will be taken in advance. Since a horse’s stomach must be completely empty prior to examination, you will be notified of the preparation procedure when you make the appointment. If it is more convenient, we will be able to keep a […]

Veterinary Dental Health Month

• February is Veterinary Dental Health Month. Join us in improving your horse’s overall welfare by starting with a dental examination. • The AAEP recommends yearly examinations for horses between 5 and 20 years of age and twice yearly for all others. • Dental examinations should include sedation and use of a speculum to ensure that your horse’s full mouth can be examined. Read more here about what to expect during your horse’s dental examination. (https://aaep.org/horsehealth/dental-examination) • Schedule your dental examination in February for Half Off. Dental examinations include sedation, oral exam and recommendations for care or treatment. • Does not include call charge. • Aftercare such as teeth floating may be performed at the time of examination at you […]

How Often Should You Have Your Horse’s Teeth Floated?

Equine Dental Examinations vs.Teeth Floating I am sure you have all heard various recommendations about teeth floating.  Everything from “I never float my horses teeth” to “it needs to be done for optimum performance and health” to “every 6 months for horses less than 5 years of age and over 17.”  So what is it? Never? Every 6 months?  Let’s discuss. We know that we have changed the lives and diets of horses dramatically.  They no longer eat scrub grass from the rocky ground.  Natural selection does not determine breeding and we often select for characteristics with no regard for effect on dentition.  But the one thing that is still the same is the teeth of the horse still have an incredibly long root that allows […]