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Thursday, 17 January 2013

News Roundup: An Inside Look at How a Farrier Fares

"The hardest part is trimming the foot. You have to have a strong back to be bent over that long." Wanna guess what this guy does? That's right. He's a farrier. Farriers are specialists in the foot care of horses,…
Thursday, 10 January 2013

News Roundup: Here's a Police Chase You Don't See Every Day

A Florida man accused of riding his horse while intoxicated during a police chase has changed his plea and was sentenced to time served, according to The Associated Press. Police say he told them he was on his way to…
Thursday, 27 December 2012

News Roundup: Horse Brings Special Delivery of Smiles in Maine

This isn't your average delivery service. In Maine, one man's mission to deliver farm-fresh food to local residents is made possible by Don, a 1,900-pound Belgian draft horse that pulls his carriage for the deliveries. Don has become somewhat of…
Thursday, 20 December 2012

News Roundup: Horse-Dog Friendship Photo Captures Hearts Everywhere

A photo of a horse and dog has gone viral, and is prompting comments across the nation like "When I see photos like this, it takes my stress away and warms my heart. Thank you." Duder, a lab and pit…
Friday, 14 December 2012

News Roundup: Horses That Protect, Serve

Since 1949, the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office has maintained a mounted patrol comprised mostly of volunteer and reserve deputies for riot control, traffic- and- crowd control and for ceremonial purposes or additional security. The deputies who serve in the…
Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Update: QH Mare Healing Nicely After Trailer Injury

Remember our 5-year-old QH mare that sustained a severe injury during trailer loading? Her right hind leg slipped between the ramp and the trailer, and upon pulling her leg back through, she degloved the cannon bone area. The injury also…
Thursday, 06 December 2012

News Roundup: Get Your Groom On

The curry comb – metal, spiky, rubber, round. The body brush, finishing brush, hoof pick, tail brush ... the list goes on and on. Whew! There are lots of tips and tools for grooming your horse. Do you know them…
Monday, 03 December 2012

SVEC Welcomes Dr. Kelley A. Jones

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic is excited to welcome to our team Dr. Kelley A. Jones. The Coldwater, Mich., native comes to SVEC following a two-year medicine fellowship in emergency/critical care and neonatology at the prestigious Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

News Roundup: Get Updates on EPM Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a master of disguise. This serious disease, which attacks the horse’s central nervous system, can be difficult to diagnose because its signs often mimic other health problems, and signs can range from mild to severe.…
Tuesday, 20 November 2012

What's Your Diagnosis? 7-Year-Old QH Gelding with Cloudy Eye

This is an updated photo from a recheck. The horse is doing well! This 7-year-old QH gelding recently presented with some intermittent cloudiness to the right eye. The cloudy appearance would come and go, but the horse appeared to be…
Monday, 19 November 2012

SVEC Offering 10% Off Coggins Tests Through End of Year

Did you know that Coggins tests are now good for an entire year? Get one now, and your horse will be good for all next year and show season! Here's even better news: Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic is offering 10%…
Thursday, 15 November 2012

News Roundup: Underprivileged Kids Get Exposure to Horse Riding

A North Wales woman is giving children from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to experience learning to ride horses through a new community riding center. "I don't come from a horsey family, but when I was growing up in Llandudno there…
Thursday, 08 November 2012

News Roundup: Vet Tech Fills a Niche with Horse Sitting Services

We've all heard of dog sitting, cat sitting and, of course, baby sitting. But horse sitting? A former Niagara-region vet tech says the need is out there. "I go to the farm and look after the horses for owners who…
Thursday, 01 November 2012

News Roundup: Hay is for Horses, MSU Scientists Say

With a looming hay shortage caused by the drought this year, it's important to keep hay for your horses and let cattle eat cornstalks, Michigan State University scientists say. Cows have multiple stomachs and can digest other plant matter more…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012

What's Your Diagnosis: 9-Month-Old QH Filly

This 9-month-old QH filly presented with chronic fever of unknown origin. She had previously shipped to another state for a show and returned home on antibiotics. Initially, she had a fever and swelling in her lower legs and did not…
Friday, 26 October 2012

News Roundup: Horse Help Earns Boy 'Kid of the Year' Honors

A New Hampshire boy's dedication to horse advocacy has taken him to the nation's capital twice in recent months, where he represented more than 1,000 children from the United States and abroad by presenting the letters to legislators in Congress.…
Thursday, 18 October 2012

News Roundup: High School P.E. Class Adds Horses to Curriculum

Here's something you probably didn't see among the dodgeball games and sweat socks in your high school gym class: Horses! One high school is bringing in horses to show how to take care of them, saddle them and ride them…
Monday, 15 October 2012

Dr. Brad to Speak at Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition Meeting

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic's Dr. Brad Cumper will be speaking at the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition's first mid-Michigan meeting this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Old Oak Trails clubhouse, 1661 North Oak Trail, in Sanford. The meeting starts at 1 p.m.…
Thursday, 11 October 2012

News Roundup: Learn to Protect Horses During Fire Prevention Week

Barn fires are surprisingly common. Do you know how to best protect your horse during a fire? We've got some tips. As part of Fire Prevention Week, the National Fire Prevention Association's theme this year is "Have 2 Ways Out."…
Thursday, 04 October 2012

News Roundup: This Steam Pumper Had Real Horse Power

A look back at a 1947 photograph shows a Dallas parade being led by the steam pumper "Old Tige" in The Dallas Morning News' "Today in Dallas Photo History" feature. The pumper was one of the last horse-drawn pieces of…
Thursday, 27 September 2012

News Roundup: Author Shares Favorite Pony Books – Now Tell Us Yours

Belinda Rapley, author of the Pony Detectives series, has been immersed in the world of horses since age 11. In this article in The Guardian, she shares her favorite horse books. Find out more about the Pony Detectives at…
Thursday, 20 September 2012

News Roundup: Public School Program Gets Students Helping at Horse Park

A new program in a Kentucky school district is giving new opportunities to kids in grades 7-12 who, for various reasons, haven't been successful in traditional classrooms. Some needed academic intervention, others required individualized help or discipline, some simply needed…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012

News Roundup: Horse Farm Celebrating 35th Anniversary

Model Farm Stables in Paw Paw, Mich., is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Today, the farm includes an indoor arena with a heated viewing area, as well as trails, an outdoor riding track and a dressage ring, according to…
Tuesday, 11 September 2012

We're Heading to Michigan Memorial This Weekend

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic doctors will be heading to the MRHA reining event Michigan Memorial in Midland on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. We will be examining and treating horses at the event. If you know you need your horse…
Thursday, 06 September 2012

News Roundup: Where N.Y. Mounted Patrol Cops Park Their Rides

So, what do cops on mounted patrol do with their horses when they need to dismount and conduct business? Well, "You just can't hand your horse to someone on the street and say, 'Hey, can you hold this?' " Officer…
Thursday, 30 August 2012

News Roundup: SVEC, MLB Treat Athletes with Same Therapies

Athletes are athletes, even of the equine persuasion. At Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, we offer equine athletes the top treatments. Check out this story about Red Sox DH David Ortiz, who is receiving PRP Therapy and Shockwave treatment. Those are…
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

SVEC is Heading to State Finals This Weekend

Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic doctors will be heading to the NBHA barrel racing State Finals in Midland on Thursday, Aug. 30, and Friday, Aug. 31. We will be examining and treating horses at the event. If you know you need…
Thursday, 23 August 2012

News Roundup: Rescued Horse is Retrained to be 'Bombproof' Pack Animal

More than 60 horses have been found starving in the Central Valley over the last 12 months. This summer, one, Comanche, is being toughened up to be a High Sierra packhorse. Learn more in this Los Angeles Times report. Here…
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