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Thursday, 13 June 2013

News Roundup: 'Horses Don't Care if the Jockey's a Woman'

What's it like being a female jockey? Rosie Napravnik "will tell you that she is a jockey, period, and that someday she hopes to be considered among the best." Napravnik, 25, is the first woman to ride in all three…
Thursday, 06 June 2013

News Roundup: Want to Get in Shape? Move Like Your Horse, According to Viral Video

Does your horse hold the key to fitness? A new viral video suggests so. "A Prancercise video — in which the star and creator Joanna Rohrback imitates the moves of a horse including a prance, trot and gallop — has…
Thursday, 30 May 2013

News Roundup: Lost Horse Said to be Found via Telepathy

Some of us have really deep connections with our horses, but this is pretty amazing. According to news reports, a missing horse was rescued from a deep ravine after a horse communicator helped locate her. "Ranquet apparently communicated via telepathy…
Sunday, 26 May 2013

Donations Sought to Help Horses, Humans Affected by Oklahoma Tornado

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic is organizing a donation drive for the victims of the Moore, Okla., tornado. Our most pressing need is a truck, trailer, semi or horse-trailer that can be donated to sit at SVEC for the collection of…
Thursday, 23 May 2013

News Roundup: Want to See Another Way Horses are Amazing? Sailplane Power

Just when you didn't think horses could be any more amazing, you stumble across a photo from 1939. "A man who builds 8000-horsepower, multi-engined airplanes yesterday stood on the sidelines at Grand Central Air Terminal (in Glendale) while a motorless…
Thursday, 16 May 2013

News Roundup: Horse Becomes Artist in Retirement

A horse forced into retirement due to injury has turned to something a little offbeat: Painting! Since his paintings went up for sale in December, Metro Meteor has earned $32,000 off his abstract works of art. Want to know more?…
Thursday, 09 May 2013

News Roundup: Horse Visit Brightens Day for Girl with Rare Disease

When a 9-year-old girl with a rare disease asked for a horse, the Chicago Police Department gave her the next best thing: a surprise visit from two police horses, right at the hospital. Officers led each horse to the girl,…
Thursday, 02 May 2013

News Roundup: Racing World Dubs Orb the Derby 'Now Horse'

The racing world, as it does every year, has narrowed its focus and deemed one horse the "now horse" — the one to watch — during the Kentucky Derby. This year, it's Orb. "Orb's four-furlong work in 47 4/5 seconds…
Thursday, 25 April 2013

News Roundup: 'Mystery' Horse Impregnates 5 Mares on Kentucky Farm

Well, here's something you don't hear every day: The "stork" showed up unexpectedly on a Kentucky farm. The babies were a surprise because the farm has no studs, and the horses hadn't been bred. After the new babies, the owner…
Thursday, 18 April 2013

News Roundup: The Secret to Ethanol Fuel? Your Horse May Have It

A chemical engineer at UC Santa Barbara has isolated a fungus that could more easily unlock the sugars used to ferment ethanol — and it's in your horse's manure. The research has led to a potential breakthrough in turning grasses…
Thursday, 11 April 2013

News Roundup: This Horse is Made of 411 Rubies, 189 Emeralds, 294 Blue Sapphires and 216 Diamonds

Meet Sultan, the world's biggest precious-stones horse made with sterling silver. The horse is studded with 411 rubies, 189 emeralds, 294 blue sapphires and 216 diamonds: "In total, there are 1,110 precious stones on the horse. For an avid art…
Monday, 08 April 2013

With SVEC, Coggins Paperwork is Available Anytime Online

With Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, you are never far away from your Coggins paperwork. Because SVEC utilizes the Global Vet Link (GVL), you can access your horse's Coggins paperwork online anytime. Please note: You will not receive Coggins papers in…
Thursday, 04 April 2013

News Roundup: New Kentucky Derby Points System Virtually Locks Out Fillies

Well, ladies: Here's a bummer. The way starting spots in the Kentucky Derby are allotted this year was changed, and the new system has made it very difficult for a female horse to run in the Kentucky Derby – a…
Tuesday, 02 April 2013

SVEC Upgrades Emergency System for Live Veterinarian Access

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic is happy to announce that we have a new emergency phone system in place to provide direct access to our on-call veterinarian during equine emergencies. The new number is 855-EQER-365 (855-373-7365), Extension 0, for the on-call…
Thursday, 28 March 2013

News Roundup: Should Your Horse Pick Your NCAA Bracket?

As we head into the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament today, is your bracket busted? If you're like the majority of folks, you probably had never even heard of Florida Gulf Coast University before it wreaked havoc on brackets…
Monday, 25 March 2013

Thank You for Helping Make Our Spring Celebration Fundraiser a Huge Success

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic would like to thank everyone who helped make our Spring Celebration fundraiser for the Exceptional Horseback Riders of Saginaw County program a resounding success! On Saturday, March 23, we hosted the fundraiser, which featured pulled pork…
Monday, 25 March 2013

Game Time: SVEC Doctors are Heading to Easter Extravaganza This Weekend

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic doctors will be heading to the Easter Extravaganza quarter horse event at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing on Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30. We will be examining and treating horses at the event. If you…
Thursday, 21 March 2013

News Roundup: Do You Know the Rules for Naming a Thoroughbred Race Horse?

When naming a thoroughbred race horse, you have to follow the rules. "The name, including spaces and punctuation, can't surpass 18 characters. The names can't be vulgar. You can't reuse the name of a past champion, Hall of Famer or…
Tuesday, 19 March 2013

SVEC Works to Ensure Fair Pricing, Up-to-Date Vaccinations

During the past week, we have had some questions from our customers about the cost of medications here at Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic. A setup error on our newly installed computer system had caused some of our customers to be…
Wednesday, 13 March 2013

SVEC Expands Office Hours

Here at Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, we are expanding our office hours to better serve you! Starting this week, we are open for appointments from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. On Wednesdays, our hours will be extended to 8 a.m.-8 p.m.…
Thursday, 07 March 2013

News Roundup: 'Devil Horse' to Stick Around at Denver Airport

It's been called "Devil Horse," "Blucifer," "Satan's Steed" and "Blue Stallion of Death." Comments left on Denver International Airport's Facebook page have called it everything from "a hideous embarrassment" to "horrible, and a bit sick." But other posters have called…
Thursday, 28 February 2013

News Roundup: Horses Influencing High Fashion? Awesome

We all know horses are beautiful, but it seems now that our galloping friends are catching eyes in the world of fashion. "In China it is the Year of the Snake. But at Tod's, it is the Year of the…
Thursday, 21 February 2013

News Roundup: Follow a Horse's Journey to Join a Police Force ... Including Getting in Shape

Sheesh. When you're trying to join the police force, the critics come out everywhere. Sure, he could stand to lose a few pounds (he weighed 1,900), so that's just what he's done: Horse Murphy has lost 150 pounds, and he's…
Thursday, 14 February 2013

News Roundup: SVEC Client & 'Houdini' Horse Mariska Becomes Famous

Since we shared the video of SVEC client Mariska on our Facebook page, she has become quite famous. ABC News aired a segment of the video, and here she is displaying her jailbreaking skills on, opening stable doors and…
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Vets, Farriers from Midwest Gather at SVEC for 2013 Podiatry Seminar

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic is happy to report a great turnout for our 2013 Podiatry Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 9. SVEC hosted more than 75 equine veterinarians and farriers from throughout the Midwest for the fifth-annual continuing education seminar on…
Thursday, 07 February 2013

News Roundup: Researchers Study Music's Effect on Horse Behavior

Ever wondered what effect music has on your horse? British researchers were curious, so they conducted some testing, playing four different kinds of music: classical (Beethoven), country (Hank Williams Jr.), rock (Green Day), and jazz (New Stories). Want to know…
Thursday, 31 January 2013

Game Time 2013 Kicks Off Today at Winter Spectacular

The SVEC Game Time Sports Medicine team is available to treat horses at the MQHYA Winter Spectacular today, Friday and Saturday (Jan. 31-Feb. 2) at the Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing. Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic veterinarians will be…
Thursday, 17 January 2013

News Roundup: Country Artist Luke Bryan Saves Horse in Tennessee River

Country artist Luke Bryan became a real country hero recently when helped save a horse named Misty in Tennessee. The 15-year-old Appaloosa had wandered too far from its home, and fell 15 feet into the Harpeth River. Luckily, the "Kiss…
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