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2022 Spotlight Series: Dr. Shane Harley

Welcome to our 2022 Spotlight Series! 2022 marks the 5th year doing our Spotlight Series. We felt the 5th anniversary would be the perfect time to reintroduce all of our outstanding doctors.  Our first Spotlight Series post is actually an introduction and welcome to the newest member of our veterinarians and Peak Performance Equine Services…

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Emergency Coverage Cooperative Announcement

Emergency Coverage Cooperative Announcement B.W. Furlong & Associates and Mountain Pointe Equine Veterinary Services are pleased to share the development of a rotating Emergency Coverage Cooperative (Co-op) for our NJ practices. The purpose of this Co-op is to improve the mental health and well being of our equine veterinarians, as the frequency and demands of…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Lisa Casinella

#AskTheVet with Dr. Lisa Casinella   Question:  How do I know if my horse has rabies? How is equine rabies treated? Answer: Rabies can take on the appearance of many different clinical signs most notably colic, depression,  aggression, and general abnormal behavior.  Rabies vaccinations are very reliable in prevention of clinical rabies and part of…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Aja Harvey

#AskTheVet with Dr. Aja Harvey Question: What are heaves? How is it diagnosed and what are some treatment or management strategies that are used to prevent recurrence?  Answer:  “Heaves” is the layman’s term used commonly to refer to the chronic, non-infectious lung inflammation some horses develop in response to exposure to environmental allergens.  The more…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Courtney Wittich

#AskTheVet with Dr. Courtney Wittich Question: What is the best way to bring my horse back from a suspensory ligament tear? What is your recommendation to prevent future suspensory ligament tears? Answer: There are different degrees of severity when talking about suspensory ligament tears as well as different locations of the lesion. Therefore specific recommendations…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Meg Mullin

#AskTheVet with Dr. Mullin Question: What was the most rewarding aspect of being the USA Paralympic Team veterinarian in Tokyo 2021? The biggest surprise, a Tokyo tidbit? Answer: There were so many rewards! It was an honor to be selected to help your team represent your country vie for medals on the world stage in…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Jan Henriksen

#AskTheVet with Dr. Henriksen Question: What is the coolest part about being an Olympic team veterinarian? The hardest part? How did it feel to be in Tokyo? Tell us all the things! Answer:  The coolest part of being an Olympic Team Veterinarian is just being there.   It’s a bit of a simplistic answer, but…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Rachel Gardner

#AskTheVet with Dr. Rachel Gardner Question: How do I know if my horse has Equine Lyme Disease? What do I do if my horse does have it? Answer: Lyme disease is caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to the horse through the bite of an infected Ixodes spp. tick.  Horses are commonly…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Megan Hays

#AskTheVet with Dr. Megan Hays Question: What exactly is cellulitis? Can a horse have chronic cellulitis? What is the best way to treat it? Answer: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and tissue layers below the skin. In horses, limbs are most commonly affected and present as a sudden onset of mild to…

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2021 Spotlight Series: Dr. Jonny Furlong

#AskTheVet with Dr. Jonny Furlong Question: What are the differences between all the various things you use for joint injections?  Answer: We have lots of choices for intra-articular therapy, which is great for our patients, but can be confusing for clients.  Intra-articular corticosteroids, meaning steroids injected directly into a joint, have long been a mainstay…

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