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Veterinary Medicine & Equine Health

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Vaccines and Infectious Conditions

Tick Fever
Mare & Foal Preventative Vaccination Program

Adult Preventative Vaccination Program
Adult Vaccine Protocols
Pregnant Mare and Foal Vaccine Protocols
Deworming Protocols and LBEMC Deworming Schedules
West Nile Update
EQUINE HERPES DISEASE (Rhinopneumonitis)
Cattle Health Guidelines
Goat Health Protocol

Health Related Services

Camelid Pricing
Shock Wave Therapy
Well Baby Check
Pregnancy Determination and Pregnant Mare Care
Identifying Your Horse
Equine Dentistry
Prepurchase Examinations
Breeding Your Mare
Emergency Trailering
Major Medical Insurance
CDFA announces new equine interstate movement regulations – Q and A

Medical or Surgical Conditions

Bandaging Equine Limbs
Toxic Plants
Equine Recurrent Uveitis (“Moon Blindness”)
Equine Metabolic Syndrome
Pigeon Fever
Sand Colics and Feeding
Tooth Extractions

Loomis Basin Slide Presentations

2014 Equine Health Fair

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center’s Newsletters: Online

Fall/Winter 2015
Fall/Winter 2014
Fall/Winter 2013
Fall/Winter 2012

Miniature Horse and Donkey Health Care Symposium 2010

The following are PDF files of the presentations. Please note that these PDF files may take a little while to download due to their large size.

Rattlesnake Envenomation: Major Changes in Treatment – Dr. Jill Higgins, DVM
Joint Therapy in the Miniature Horse – Dr. Olivia Inoue, DVM
Dealing With Your Own “Mini” Emergency: First Aid Essentials – Dr. Diana Stolba, DVM
Breeding Problems in the Miniature Stallion and Miniature Mare – Dr. Catherine Jacobs, DVM
A “Small” Price to Pay: Insurance Coverage and Cost of Veterinary Care – Dr. Nick Carlson, DVM

Miniature Horse and Donkey Health Care Symposium 2009

The following are PDF files of the presentations. Please note that these PDF files may take a little while to download due to their large size.

Minis that Gain Weight No Matter What You Do – Dr. Jill Higgins DVM
Coat Color Genetics – Dr. Gary Magdesian DVM – Available Soon
Minature Horse Dentistry – Dr. Tony Basile, DVM
Surgical Topics for Minatures – Dr. Olivia Inoue, DVM
Toxic Plants – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – Dr. Andi Foster DVM

Miniature Horse and Donkey Health Care Symposium 2008

Over 70 people attended our Second annual Miniature Horse and Donkey Health Care Symposium which covered topics including Colic, Dystocia, Hoof Care, Embryo Transfer, Nutrition and First Aid/Wound care. The daylong event was held at The Ridge golf course in Auburn, Ca. Fort Dodge, Pfizer Animal Health, and Purina Feed Company attended the day as sponsors and handed out valuable information to the attendees. Farrier, Blake Brown, was the guest speaker for the day, and all other talks were given by Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center veterinarians. The day was a huge success, and plans are already in the works for an even bigger and better symposium next year!Listed below are the topics presented along with the name of the presenter. The Power Point images and text can be accessed as a PDF document by clicking on a specific topic. Please note that these PDF files may take a little while to download due to their large size.Colic – Langdon Fielding, DVM, DACVECC
Dystocia – Jill Higgins, DVM
Hoof Care – Guest Speaker: Blake Brown
Embryo Transfer – Catherine Jacobs, DVM
Nutrition – Michelle Lee, DVM
First Aid & Wound Care – Molly Dinucci, DVM
(Contact Dr. Dinucci at the clinic for a copy of this article.)

Major Medical Insurance

We all consider first aid kits, veterinary availability, and access to a horse trailer to be components of a preparedness program for a major equine emergency. Ability to finance a major medical crisis is not often considered until the actual situation is confronted. An uncomplicated colic surgery and hospital after-care averages $5000; the financial burden is tremendous. Large veterinary bills can also be incurred with mayor trauma, pneumonia, pleuritis, and complicated orthopedic problems just to name a few.

Purchasing major medical insurance for your horse is one way to prepare for these emergencies. The policies typically come with choices of $5000, $7500, or $10,000 payout per incident with an deductible of between $250 and $500 per incident. The insurer also requires the owner to take a mortality insurance policy on the horse as a companion to the major medical coverage. A typical annual premium for $5000 mortality and $5000 major medical is $450.

Major medical insurers will cover horses up to 15 years of age, but most companies will extend surgical coverage to 18 or 19 years of age. “Surgical only” insurance is less expensive annually than major medical coverage.

There are several companies offering equine major medical insurance and there are equine insurance brokers in our area that can help the horse owner select the best policy. Check the phone directory under “Insurance” or call the clinic.

The addition of this insurance to your equine emergency preparedness program can give real peace of mind if a serious medical problem confronts your horse.