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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Equine Vets & Caregivers 2022

Sports Medicine Associates treats many top race horses, eventers and show horses

COCHRANVILLE, Pa--Sports Medicine Associates is located in the heart of Chester County, Pa., surrounded by premier eventing facilities, Thoroughbred farms, and Cheshire Hunt Country.

Sports MedicineOur practice is comprised of four veterinarians: Founder Kevin Keane, Ashley Taylor and Taryn Gassert.

Together this team specializes in the unique care and management of the equine athlete.

Our vast knowledge in a variety of equine disciplines, combined with our experience in the field, state of the art equipment, and desire to never give up on a case, make the care your horse will receive one of a kind.

Dr. Keane has for years treated the top race horses trained by Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard and is highly respected in the thoroughbred race horse world.

Dr. Keane also treats top event horses at the largest and most important three-day events, and he is a top event rider himself, having completed Rolex Kentucky.

Sports Medicine logoAfter establishing Sports Medicine Associates in Cochranville, Dr. Keane added Drs. Taylor and Gassert, all tops in their field, to expand his already flourishing business.

All of our Veterinarians are certified by the FEI and are current in regulations set by the USEF (United States Equestrian Foundation), NSA (National Steeplechase Association), and state racing regulations.

We are conveniently located at 172 Hood Road, Cochranville, Pa.19330 610-869-4000

To relieve muscle stiffness, call Darlene Latshaw, Massage Therapist (2)

"He's Not Really Lame, But He's Not Going Quite Right," said Darlene Latshaw, LMT

Latshaw 1One of the most common phone calls I receive is from owners who tell me their horse isn't lame, but he's just a little off and their Vet hasn't been able to pinpoint anything definitive.

After a bit of discussion, they explain details like their horse being short strided, flying changes or tempe changes that are suddenly difficult, short choppy strides at the trot, going "hollow", just a whole host of issues.

Sometimes it's more of a behavioral issue- Irritability, being "hot" or anxious.

That's where holistic bodywork can be incredibly helpful.

Muscular stiffness can present itself in numerous ways, like those mentioned above.

It can also be felt in specific areas, or throughout the entire body.

Speaking as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Magnawave Practioner, that's where things begin to get interesting.

Clues begin to present themselves and point towards an underlying cause.

Latshaw 2For instance, full body stiffness can be caused by strenuous work, but it can also be caused by issues like Lyme disease or Anaplasmosis or a bout of laminitis.

Specific areas of sensitivity can point to soft tissue strains or sprains, poorly fitting tack, arthritic changes or even less than ideal training methods.

Bodywork can be beneficial in two ways.

It can help pinpoint specific areas of concern, which often leads to a conversation with your Vet (or Blacksmith, Dentist, Saddle Fitter, etc.) and it can help relieve soreness.

In relieving soft tissue stiffness or soreness, I typically use a combination of Massage Therapy and Magnawave treatments (PEMF).

Latshaw 3There are also times when I find the addition of Red Light therapy, ice, heat or even essential oils to help resolve an issue.

And, as a Licensed Massage Therapist, I use all of those modalities and more to keep my Equestrian clients just as comfortable and stress-free as their horses! I work with clients in my office in Royersdford Mon. 9-4 and Wed. 11-6, and I make farm calls Tues, Thurs and Fri.

For an appt., please call or text > 610-960-1256.

Look to Equigen for an answer to your horse’s lameness issue

Standing MR imaging for horses is available at EQUIGEN conveniently located in the heart of Chester County.

Equigen 1Equigen is the practice of Dr. Stacey Kent.

In contrast to other MR imaging centers locally, Equigen offers standing MRIs.

This means no anesthesia and your horse is in and out the same day.

MR imaging has quickly become the gold standard for diagnostic imaging as part of a comprehensive lameness work up.

MR imaging allows for the evaluation of soft tissue and bony structures simultaneously and is particularly useful in imaging the foot, where the hoof wall precludes the evaluation of soft tissue structures beneath it.

Equigen 2The images are read by a board-certified radiologist and a report is available in 48 hours.

Dr. Kent has been in equine sports medicine practice since completing veterinary school in 1999, and she has been in on the ground floor of using standing MR imaging in private practice since 2004.

Dr. Kent has been fortunate enough to circumnavigate the globe accompanying and supporting international sport horses as they participate at the highest levels of competition.

Equigen 3In addition to in-clinic MR imaging evaluations, Dr. Kent provides mobile equine veterinary services geared towards sports medicine.

This includes, but is not limited to, purchase evaluations, lameness evaluations and maintenance of equine athletes.

Dr. Kent also enjoys instructing a college level class geared towards students interested in pursuing careers related to veterinary medicine.

For additional information please call (610) 869-4366 or visit

Blauner, Buchholz & Associates, 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 FlexingAreas 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.

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

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

For chiropractic, acupuncture and equine reproductive services call Carlos Jimenez, DVM of Complete Equine Health (2)

COATESVILLE,PA.--Complete Equine Health Service offers Equine and Canine chiropractic, acupuncture, ozone therapy, and integrative medicine as well as equine reproductive services.

Complete EquineConventional equine medicine (including vaccinations) is provided on a limited basis as well as nutritional supplements and nuetraceuticals.

Dr. Carlos Jimenez has practiced primarily equine medicine since 1986 after graduating from the University of Florida with a DVM degree.

He has been certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society since 1992 and 1993 respectively.

Dr. Jimenez was one of the first veterinarians in the USA to integrate these modalities into his equine veterinary practice and has developed and refined his techniques to optimally treat and maintain everything from top international competition horses of every discipline to geriatric pleasure horses.

Veterinary chiropractic and acupuncture are used to maximize athletic performance and general health by increasing joint flexibility, balance, gait efficiency and fluidity, improving blood circulation and immune function while minimizing pain, discomfort and stiffness.

Ozone therapy is used for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic and immune enhancing properties.

CarlosDr. Jimenez is also very skilled in equine reproduction with both fresh and frozen semen.

Now offering massage therapy for horse and rider with Ryan Jimenez, LMT.

Complete Equine Health Service serves clients in eastern and central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida (primarily Wellington and Ocala areas) from January through March.

Contact them at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone (610) 466-0501.

Complete Equine Health Service, Carlos Jimenez, DVM, 167 Monacy Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320.

Formoreinformation, visit

Talley-H.O. The Way To Go Theresa Talley’s Holistic Orthopedic Massage for Horses and their Humans

While studying holistic health and education with a naturopathic doctor I knew I wanted to use the modalities I was learning on horses .

Talley 1I found horses were willing receipts for my therapeutic touch practice sessions .

I wanted to take the massage I was learning and apply it to horses .

My teacher recommended I practice on humans for three years to build up my strength and endurance .

She also told me about a program in Virginia that offered equine sports massage .

I enrolled and three years later becoming one of the first 500 people to be certified in the world.

Talley 2This was in1994.

Combining techniques I’ve learned from experts in the field I offer holistic orthopedic massage for horses and their humans.

Barn visits are available or join us at Tacker barn across from Hy-Point Dairy for an invigorating massage as you tour our First State National park or saunter on the trails in our beautiful Beaver Valley .

Call or text me for an appointment at 302-898-5143.

Services and rates on my website

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