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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Equine Vets & Caregivers 2021

Whole body wellness for horses and equestrians through massage and nutrition based Health Coaching

Through the use of Massage Therappy, I treat a lot of sports related injuries, but I specialize in stress reduction.

Latshaw 1The world is just a crazy place right now.

The first thing clients say when they walk through the door is “You gotta get rid of this pain in my neck & shoulders!”

Your horse knows you’re stressed the minute you open the stall door.

It’s foolish to think you can pick up the reins and communicate clearly with your horse when you’re still wired from the day’s events.

Horses are super intuitive, they pick up on your stress immediately, especially the moment you settle into your saddle.

The stress and tension coming to the bit through your body is evident in your horse’s soft tissue.

On hundreds of occasions I’ve palpated a horse’s neck and shoulders, and immediately knew the rider was gripping with one hand much more than the other.

Latshaw 2When your shoulders, arms, wrists and fingers are soft and allowing, your horse’s soft tissue develops a healthy muscle tone.

When you’re tense, your horse responds (and develops) in a similar manner.

Horses are dealing with their own stress.

Environmental, physical…the list goes on and can even create gastric ulcers and other anxiety related issues.

Over the years I’ve learned a lot of techniques to reduce that anxiety.

Latshaw For the the most part, I use Massage and Magnawave -But on many occasions I act as a liaison to help owners understand the diagnosis given by their Vet.

I’ll gladly have them communicate with other equine Professionals…Saddle Fitters, their Blacksmith, Dentist, Trainers, etc.

The other piece to creating whole body wellness is fitness and nutrition.

The majority of my clients are highly motivated, ambitious Professionals.

They’re working hard to juggle their career, family life, barn and riding responsibilities and much more.

I help them stay centered and balance all those things through good nutrition, exercise and restorative sleep.

For more information, please visit my website or contact me directly.

Multi Vet specialty Equine Practice in Harleysville, Pa.

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa.--Blauner, Buchholz, and Associates started as a solo practice in 1982 and has grown to a five-doctor, multi-specialty practice currently located in Harleysville, Pa.

Blauner 1Each veterinarian has a different interest, and together they provide the clients of Blauner, Buchholz and Associates over 80 years of combined practice experience.

Blauner 2Areas of particular interest for the veterinary staff includes Chiropractic, Dentistry and Reproduction, Ophthalmology and Medicine, and Equine Sports Medicine, Performance, Lameness and Pre Purchase Examinations as well as geriatric medicine and care.

Blauner 3The practice is fully equipped with the latest technology, including digital radiography, digital ultrasound, shockwave, Gastroscopy, endoscopy and Pro Stride, all available at your location!

For appointments please call us at 610-584-6000 or visit our website at

Cornell’s Equine Internal Medicine service gets colicky Clydesdale back in the pasture

ITHACA, N.Y.--Dreamer, a 20-year-old Clydesdale gelding, came to Cornell University’s Equine Hospital with a mild case of colic.

CORNELLThe Large Animal Internal Medicine service sees colic cases frequently, and through their expert diagnostics and care, the draft horse was in good hands.

“Dreamer came to us when his owner noticed he was kicking at his abdomen and flank after he would eat his grain,” says Dr. Gillian Perkins, associate director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) and senior lecturer of large animal medicine. “There was some concern that he might also have an abdominal mass, so they wanted to make sure he was examined fully.”

The clinical team, including large animal clinician Dr. Barbara Delvescovo, veterinary student Carly Weaver, and licensed veterinary technicians Dana Ursu and Rose Bush, jumped into action, doing a colic workup, in which they examined his mucus membranes, listened to his heart rate and gastrointestinal sounds, and conducted a rectal and ultrasound exam.

They also did an abdominocentesis, or belly tap, which collects abdominal fluid that is within the abdominal cavity and surrounding the intestines, and bloodwork to test for any telltale signs of disease.

The colic examination and tests came back as mostly normal, except for a doughy feeling pelvic flexure, a part of the large colon.

Thus, the team felt that Dreamer’s colic was not caused by anything serious such as twisted intestines or tumors, and was most likely caused by a feed impaction or gas, both of which typically pass with some time.

“We did keep him overnight just to observe him and make sure that his condition steadily improved,” said Perkins.

They held him off of his feed overnight, and the next morning, the team performed a gastroscopy, where the inside of the stomach was visualized with a camera or endoscope.

The stomach was clean without any gastric ulcers or masses.

“We could see that he was doing well, so we didn’t put him on any intravenous fluids or other interventions—we always tailor our treatment of patients according to their overall health status, and we could tell that Dreamer didn’t need any additional treatments.”

After his assessment at CUHA, Dreamer returned home no worse for wear.

Perkins says that horse owners should keep a close eye on their animals if they start to see signs of colic, and make sure to call their veterinarian right away.

“If they see those signs persisting, they should talk with their veterinarian about whether the horse should be taken to a referral hospital in for a further workup, 24/7 care and observation.”


For more informaion, contact Sarah Bassman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for any inquiries.

Standing MRI for your horse available at Equigen in Cochranville, Pa.

COCHRANVILLE, Pa.--Standing MRI means no general anesthesia for your horse!

Equigen 3Why take the risk when EQUIGEN LLC, the practice of Dr. Stacey Kent, is conveniently located in Chester County, Pa., and the only practice in the area to offer standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for horses?

No general anesthesia is required and horses are seen on an outpatient basis.

The imaging quality is excellent and this technology allows for visualization of structures beneath the hoof wall that we are unable to visualize with radiography and ultrasonography.

equigen 2In addition to imaging feet, it is possible to image up to the level of the knees and hocks in the standing sedated horse.

In addition to MR imaging, Dr. Kent has a full-service ambulatory practice with an emphasis on equine sports medicine.

Dr. Kent graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and has enjoyed an exciting career as an equine veterinarian.

equigen 1Dr. Kent has circumnavigated the globe as the team veterinarian for the Para Dressage team at the 2008 Paralympic Games, the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2012 Paralympic Games.

More recently, Dr. Kent has been focused on working through the many challenging and interesting cases that she is presented with and working collaboratively with the referring veterinarians that send in cases for standing MR imaging.

Call today for more information at (610) 869-4366 or visit

Stop Sunburn and Cancer with Nag Horse Ranch Products

Nag Horse Ranch manufactures a line of UV protective shades for horses with white faces, uveitis, cataracts, moon blindness, head shaking and more issues.

Nag 1Horses with white on their faces suffer from sunburn, which is uncomfortable and can lead to the development of melanoma and other forms of cancer, painful warts etc.

Nag Horse Ranch’s 90 percent UV proof shades are meticulously crafted in the USA from the finest materials on the market and are designed for comfort, durability and effectiveness.

All products have angles which allow flaring; therefore, the material does not lay on the face making it more comfortable.

Founder Sue Gray invented the nose shade after purchasing a horse with a white muzzle.

Nag 2“The problems if you wanted to turn him out were endless and nothing on the market would work,” she recalls. “From there the line of UV shades grew due to customer request. We now have a large variety protecting the whole face, or just eyes or muzzles. We also have an interchangeable eye saver system that was requested by local veterinarians with the hard eye cups for injuries or post surgeries, these come in five sizes with four cup choices. You can protect either eye or even both with the interchangeable system complete with lavage tubing pouches, drainage pads and more.”

Nag Horse Ranch is recommended by veterinarians worldwide.

Nag 3They care about every situation that comes up and if they don’t have something for it they try to come up with it.

They ship worldwide daily.

Find their products online at

Sue Gray, Nag Horse Ranch. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 770-990-8487

An Equine Spa Day Promotes Health as Well as Shine.

An Equine Spa Day Promotes Health as Well as Shine.

Spa 1Shawnda Felton became so well known for having the shiniest horse in the barn that she created the Elegant Equine Day Spa.

Now she helps other horses be known as the cleanest and shiniest horse in the barn!

The spa day begins with an intensive brushing followed by a grooming vacuum to help reduce shedding, plus it helps remove deep down dander from the coat.

A deep cleansing hot bath (or hot toweling) and a body scrub is performed and goes skin deep to remove mud and dry skin.

Each horse is treated to a mane and a tail conditioning, along with whitening for stain removal; with extra attention to cleaning the tail by removing scurf and dry skin from the dock with the very popular hot oil tail session.

A high velocity blow dry ends the spa day at your barn, which includes relaxing spa music.

Spa 2Each spa is tailored to the horse and their specific needs.

Consistent grooming also provides health benefits.

Many health-related conditions in horses can present in ways that can be noticed on the skin.

Injuries picked up during turnout can also be spotted.

During a Luxury Grooming appointment, time is taken to check for external parasites, such as ticks and bot eggs, burrs, cuts and abrasions.

“The Hot Oil Tail Session,which uses a special blend of essential oils and an organic coconut-jojoba oil, is my most popular treatment. Clients and owners are thrilled with the results,” she said. “Stains are gone and the tail is lush.”

Spa 3Each client receives a tail bag to protect the tail during the muddy spring months.

Felton uses only top quality products and works with the owner to establish a routine for continued grooming after the appointment.

Contact her at (814)771-7209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To learn more, visit

More Equine Veterinarians and Caregivers in THE HORSE OF DELAWARE VALLEY marketplace:

Equiqen LLC Dr. Stacey Kent Standing MRI for Horses 610-869-4366
Darlene Latshaw - Sports & Therapeutic Massage for Equestrians and their horses 610-960-1256 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alliance Equine Healthcare, Glenmoore, PA 610-942-9866
Quakertown Veterinary Clinic (Large Animal Div.) 215-536-6245
Woodford Equine Clinic, Inc., Unionville, PA 484-368-7486
Bucks County Equine, LLC New Hope, PA 215-297-8470
Unionville Equine Assoc., Oxford, PA 610-932-6800
Complete Equine Health Service, Chester Co, PA 610-466-0501
Peter Blauner VMD, Blauner Buchholz & Assoc., Harleysville, PA 610-584-6000

New Jersey
Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center 609-397-0078
B.W. Furlong Hospital 908-625-4915

New York
Cornell University Equine Hospital 607-253-3100

Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in Dublin, OH 614-889-8070
Equine Specialty Hospital Burton, OH 440-834-0811
Delaware Equine LLC, Delaware, OH 614-207-2106

Equine Veterinary Care, Elkton, MD 410-392-6646
Monocacy Equine Vet Associates, Dickerson, MD 301-607-4025

Fairfield Equine Associates Newtown, CT 203-270-3600

Delmarva Equine Clinic - Dover, DE 302-735-4735

Marion du Pont Scott Equine Medical Center, Lessburg, VA 703-771-6800
Equine Veterinary Vision/Piedmont Equine Practice, Catherine Nunnery DVM, Alexandria, VA 540-364-4950

West Virginia
Valley Equine Assoc., Ranson, WV 304-725-1471

North Carolina
Carolina Equine Hospital, Browns Summit, NC 336-349-4080

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