Surgery Day at Henderson Equine Clinic

Had a great day Tuesday with Dr. Catherine Hackett of Primus Equine Veterinary Surgery!

On Tuesday she performed two umbilical hernia repairs on Thoroughbred weanlings.  Through the month of July we have had Dr Hackett visit Henderson Equine Clinic for multiple days of cryptorchid castrations as well as orthopedic screw removal.

Dr C. Hackett is a board certified veterinary surgeon who provides equine surgical services as well as dynamic respiratory exams.  She has a traveling surgical practice and allows us to offer a variety of surgical services to our clients and referrals, performed by Primus Equine at our clinic in Avon, NY.  

For more information on Dr Hackett's practice and the surgical services she offers visit

Core Vaccinations for Adult Horses

The spring vaccine rush is starting! With the unseasonally warm weather it is time to start thinking about your spring vaccine appointment.

This info graphic has the core vaccines for adult horses (minimum all horses should receive). If you are showing, traveling with your horse or in areas that have high incidences of water bugs or ticks we should discuss additional vaccines that may be indicated.

Wireless Digital Radiography at Henderson Equine Clinic

Our newest piece of advanced imaging equipment is a Sound Eklin NEXT Equine DR unit!

With a wireless digital x-ray plate and industry leading Sound SMART DR™ Software.  MUSICA knows how to automatically tune for any patient, species, or size, delivering consistently high image quality.

Very excited to bring this technology to our clients and patients! 

Endurance 101 Clinic at Henderson Equine!

We will be hosting an Endurance 101 clinic at Henderson Equine on Saturday, January 7, 2017!

Are you interested in learning more about Distance Riding?  Do you trail ride and want to find out how you can turn your trail riding experience into training for a fun relaxed equestrian sport?  Have you considered or begun distance riding and want to learn more about vetting, training, tack, and more?  

We hope to all these questions and then some on Saturday Jan 7th!

Clinic will be lecture based with Question and Answer and Hands-On Demonstrations.  After lunch there will be an Equine Chiropractic Demonstration as well as Saddle Fit Demonstration!

Click Here for the Registration Form and more information.

For more information on the American Endurance Ride Conference visit

Endurance is for all breeds!  Dr Anne on her 13 year old Rocky Mountain Horse mare during a 50 mile ride in Virginia this summer.

Endurance is for all breeds!  Dr Anne on her 13 year old Rocky Mountain Horse mare during a 50 mile ride in Virginia this summer.



New USEF Microchip Rule for USHJA

Do you show in USHJA Hunter, Jumper or Equitation shows? USEF recently passed a rule requiring all USHJA registered horses to be microchipped by December 1st, 2017.

While this is still two years off, having your horse scanned and microchipped is an easy one time procedure that can be performed at the same time as routine vaccinations, floats, or bloodwork appointments.


Tick Testing!

We have been receiving many reports of owners finding ticks on their horses (and other pets) in the past month.

We wanted to share with you a wonderful resource from the University of Massachusetts that will identify the type of tick and test for the presence of common tick borne diseases. This allows us to identify horses that need testing and/or treatment sooner rather than later and provides peace of mind.

Tick Borne Disease Network - Tick Report

Owners can submit ticks themselves following the very straight forward instructions or we are happy to submit the tick for you, and can always assist in understanding the results of the report.


For more information on common tick borne diseases in horses check out our Advice from the Vets blog post about Lyme Disease!

Potomac Horse Fever Diagnosed in Livingston County

With this very wet spring we have had, there has been a confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever in Livingston County in a horse that has not traveled out of the area.

Potomac Horse Fever causes diarrhea, fever, and potentially laminitis from bacterial endotoxin release. It is spread by a combined life cycle involving snails/slugs and mayflies or other insects that lay eggs in water.  It is typically seen as the temperatures increase in the summer, so there is a concern that more cases may crop up now that Neorickettsia risticii has been confirmed in the area. 

There is a Potomac Horse Fever vaccine available which offers some protection.

We would love to discuss vaccination or prevention strategies for your horses via email or phone 585-243-5560.