Your Horses Lameness

Your Horses Lameness By: Dr. Gina Tranquillo You get to the barn and pull your horse out of the field. Everything looks good but he is lame. “Oh no” you think! Now what do I do? Here are some tips about information to gain prior to calling your veterinarian to request an evaluation. Which leg.. read more →

What is Equine Sports Massage Therapy?

What is Equine Sports Massage Therapy By: Dr. Gina Tranquillo Equine Sports massage provides great therapeutic value to any horse’s life. Massage is an effective way to stimulate blood flow, enhance muscle tone, increase range of motion, alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. In addition, it is a great way to improve quality of life for.. read more →

Acupuncture Case – Marley

Acupuncture Case and What is Aquapuncture By: Dr. Gina Tranquillo History – Meet Marley, a retired 25 year old Morgan x Quarter Horse gelding whom grazes the sunny pastures around his owner’s home throughout the year. Dr. Tranquillo was visiting him on a routine examination one winter day when his owner was showing concern for.. read more →

Broodmare Pregnancy & Nutrition

It’s getting close to that time of year. Please review our recommendations for broodmare nutrition and health. Hoping for a healthy foaling. Nutrition Pre-breeding – a body condition score of 5.5-6.5 of 9 is ideal and represents the optimum condition score on the Henneke Scale from 1-9 if you are at the stage of preparing.. read more →

The common saying NO HOOF, NO HORSE is very true!

Fun Fact of the Week – The common saying NO HOOF, NO HORSE is very true. A horses hoof will typically grow about .25 inches a in a month, and take nearly a year to grow from the coronet band to the ground. The hoof is flexible enough to absorb 70-80% of the impact during.. read more →