IceVibe and Back on Track Available for our Equine Patients

We are now offering Ice-Vibe boots as a part of our rehab care program to our patients in hospital.  Ice-Vibe boots are rechargeable vibrating boots that help increase circulation in the horse's legs.  They combine the effects of cooling and massage therapy to effectively treat strains, ligament and tendon damage.

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We are also using the Back on Track standing, polo and quick wraps.  Back on Track therapeutic products are made from ceramic fiber material that has been infused with Welltex technology.  Welltex fabric utilizes the body's own energy and reflects it back as far-infrared wavelength.  These wavelengths penetrate deeper into the tissues to increase blood circulation which then increases oxygen transport and waste product removal to and from the tissues, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments.

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Henderson Equine Clinic has gone Digital!

We've changed management software!  If you call the office you may notice you're being asked to provide your e-mail address and if you would prefer all of your clinical summaries and invoices to be e-mailed rather than mailed!

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Beginning December 2017 we switched to a cloud based management and record system, which allows us to keep updated records, histories, and contact information in the cloud and to view it on any device that has access to the internet.  All lab work and reports automatically upload from the referral laboratories directly into your horse's record, and can be sent on to your e-mail address with the click of a button!

The doctors will now have access to a patient's complete history, past records of any treatments or problems, and previous appointment summaries all on-site while seeing the patient. 

Our records are now more detailed than ever as we can add pictures and videos right into the individual clinical record.  We now have the ability to e-mail indepth records, summaries, and treatment plans as well as financial statements and receipts digitally, providing faster and more efficient comminication between the clinic staff and our clients. 

We love the ability to stay in closer contact with our clients!

Stay tuned for additional updates as we fine tune our use of this great software! (Client portals for accessing your horse's clinical records are in the works!)

Semen Processing Lab Upgrades!

Our semen processing lab received an upgrade this January with a new digital semen concentration analyzer!

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The new analyzer will allow us to stream line our semen processing post collection.  Semen processing is available for breeding soundness evaluations, shipped fresh chilled semen, and pre or post breeding semen evaluation on received samples.  

The breeding shed at Henderson Equine Clinic will be open in early March for pre-season evaluation, collection and training.  

Contact us via e-mail at hendersonequine@gmail.com or call us at 585-243-5560 to schedule your breeding shed appointments!

3 Meter Gastroscope New at Henderson Equine Clinic!

Gastroscopy involves visualisation of the inside of the horse’s upper gastrointestinal tract in order to diagnose equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS).  Studies have shown that gastric ulcers have been found in 2 out of 3 horses in heavier work/competition.  The procedure involves using a 3 meter flexible video endoscope which allows direct examination of the stomach lining.  Our system offers full screen, real-time imaging and allows for storage of full videos and pictures.

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Gastroscopy can be performed stall side or in clinic!

MR4ACTIVet Pro and MR4ACTIVet Rental Unit Now At HEC!

We are now happy to offer MR4ACTIVet Pro and MR4ACTIVet Laser treatments.

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Multi Radiance MR4 ACTIVet lasers use super pulsing red, infrared and blue wavelengths to deliver powerful pain relief and healing to animals.

The synchronous use of high power super pulsed laser, and ultra-bright infrared, red and blue LEDs optimizes the biological effects of the entire photo-therapeutic window to accelerate healing and reduce pain.

Laser therapy delivers light energy units, in the form of photons, to damaged cells. The photons, absorbed by the cells through laser therapy, stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to help transform cells from a state of disease into a stable, healthy state.

The blue LED light accelerates wound repair and reduces bacteria in wounds, providing our patients with safe, fast and drug-free therapy options. The increase in power can shorten treatment times and provide powerful pain relief.

Typical treatment duration with these lasers is 5-15 minutes depending on the size of the area and the condition being treated, with treatments varying from daily to 2-3 times weekly, depending on acuteness of injury.

Hand Held and Cordless!

Hand Held and Cordless!

The MR4 ACTIVet Pro is also used to treat small areas and stimulate acupuncture points for horses that may be adverse to needles.

We pffer the MR4ACTIVet Laser to clients on a rental basis, to allow a continuation of prescribed treatments at home on a daily basis if needed.

Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator Now At HEC

The Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator is a precision lameness measurement tool, developed by Dr Kevin Keegan, equine surgeon and University of Missouri Lameness Program Director, in collaboration with university engineering professors.

Accurate to less than 1mm at 100 meters, it can detect lamenesses the human eye just can't see.  Microelectric inertial sensors (accelerometers) measure motion of the head and pelvis, and a gyroscope on the leg measures the timing of the stride.  Normal gait movement is not restricted and analysis results are reported in seconds.  This real-time wireless data collection allows precise measurments of how the horse moves.

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What the Lameness Locator can do for your horse:

  • Evaluate mild or multiple limb lameness
  • Quantify effectiveness of diagnostic nerve and joint blocks
  • Gauge effectiveness of therapeutics
  • Monitor rehabilitation progress
  • Assess asymmetry in pre-purchase examinations
  • Measure rider effects on lameness

Give us a call at 585-243-5560 or e-mail us at hendersonequine@gmail.com to ask about our Lameness Locator Competition Packages!

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 http://www.primusequine.com/

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 www.aerc.org

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.

 

http://www.horsecollaborative.com/everything-need-know-usefs-new-microchip-rule/

 

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.

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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!