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Keeping Toes Warm in Winter

Winter equine activities can be miserable when your toes are cold.  We did a little research looking for advice on how best to battle this cold weather nuisance.  Our veterinarians will often use disposable foot warmers in their boots to provide protection on long days in frigid temperatures.  Most advise letting the packets warm up before placing them in their boots to get the maximum benefit from them.  Other helpful tips for keeping those digits comfy include: A proper pair of boots rated for our climate.  This means they should be rated for temperatures in the teens since our average low in our coldest month of January is 17 degrees Fahrenheit. (  Consider purchasing your boots a little roomy to be sure they are not too tight […]

Client Education Seminar

Fall 2019 As horse owners we have all dealt with lameness problems and understand how frustrating they can become. Horses are like any athlete, they perform and exercise and sometimes become sore. The first problem is that before we can even get started in trying to help them is that we must figure out what is bothering them. The best lameness examinations start with obtaining an accurate history on the horse. This is followed by a complete physical examination looking closely at the horses conformation as well differences in body symmetry. Finally, the lameness examination, where your horse is walked and trotted and perhaps even ridden to try to decipher what is hurting. Flexion tests, nerve and joint blocks are […]

Bone Scans

Nuclear Scintigraphy is commonly called a bone scan.  Bone scans are very sensitive ways to image orthopedic conditions in the horse.  The technique uses a biologically safe radioisotope combined with a compound used by bone to target areas where there are bony changes or where the bone is actively forming, such in areas of injury or fracture. This compound, known as a radiopharmaceutical, is injected into the bloodstream of the horse and then a special camera, called a gamma camera, is used to image the musculoskeletal system. Abnormal areas, called lesions (or areas of increased radiopharmaceutical uptake) are seen as “hot” or “cold” spots on the images.  These images can be viewed on a monitor or printed on paper.  Bone scans are especially useful in helping […]

Tooth Extraction

It is common for people to visit their dentist twice a year but what about your horse?  As you likely already know, once you have lost your baby teeth your adult teeth grow in and stay there for the rest of your life. But horses are different.  They lose their baby teeth and their adult teeth grow in and keep on growing at a rate of about 2mm per year.  This unique characteristic makes horse tooth care very different from you, or your dog or cat.  It is important to have your horse’s teeth checked early in their life-by the time they are 2 1/2 years old- and continue with routine dental care throughout their lives.  60% of horses will develop some form of periodontal disease […]

Associate Position

Pine Bush Equine Services and Veterinary Hospital is seeking a full-time equine ambulatory practitioner for a well-established, privately owned equine hospital.  We are located in beautiful rural horse country but are less than 80 miles from exciting midtown Manhattan.  Applicant must be motivated, and have an excellent customer service mentality and good communication skills. We seek an individual with a forward-thinking and positive attitude that can function well as a part of our close-knit team. Our facility offers complete support staff, surgical suite, 13 stall barn with climate controlled evaluation areas and state of the art equipment including multiple digital radiography units, dynamic endoscopy, ultrasonography, video endoscopy, laser therapy, in house laboratory equipment and up-to-date sports medicine and regenerative therapies. We are […]