Keeping Your Pets Safe
Heartworm disease is a preventable, but potentially fatal disease caused by parasitic worms. Heartworm infections are most commonly associated with dogs, but they can infect cats, ferrets, and other wild animals. Heartworm disease is transmitted through mosquitos that deposit larvae. These grow inside the circulatory system of animal and reside in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels.
Tips to Make Calving Season a Success
Calving season is in full swing in Colorado. Calving season is labor intensive, usually occurs in harsh conditions, and is one of the most important seasons for cattle producers. In order to help provide calves the best chance at thriving, follow some of these tips!
Preventative Health Care to Keep your Dog Feeling its Best
In order to keep your dog feelings its best, we have developed our Canine Wellness Plans. These ensure comprehensive care and proper preventative medicine to help your dog stay healthy. This years plans include 10% off emergency visits.
Our wellness plans are developed to keep your cat healthy and happy. The plans provide preventative and comprehensive care at a discounted price. This year our plans also include 10% off emergencies.
In an effort to keep your horse feeling and performing at its best we have developed Wellness Plans to ensure proper and preventative healthcare for your horse. These plans come at a discounted price, and this year include 10% off emergency services. Call to enroll your horse!
Positive Case Confirmed in Weld County, Colorado
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Confirmed in Colorado.
A horse in Weld County was confirmed positive for EIA. The horse which tested positive entered Colorado for a sale without a negative Coggins or health certificate and was sold and transported out of Colorado before the test results came back. The EIA positive horse has been euthanized.
It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke; how do you treat an anorexic chicken?
But actually it is a medical condition and Dr. Susan O'Brien, owner of Colorado On-Site Veterinary Services, has a cure not a punchline: acupuncture.
The good doctor is based in Gypsum but travels the Interstate 70 corridor mostly from Avon to Gypsum and treats all creatures great and small from hedgehogs to horses and, of course, anorexic chickens.
Photos of our adjunctive care were featured in the July episode of The Horse in the article titled Equipped for Excellence
This article reviewed the qualifications necessary in order to provide your animal's chiropractic care, who could administer acupuncture to your animal, as well as the importance of dental care for your horses' being provided by a veterinarian. Check it out for some really helpful information that will help to make you a better consumer.
In May, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) horse was identified on a Coggins Test. This is a disease spread through blood (insects, inappropriate needle usage, other contamination) and is not treatable. It affects horses, donkeys and mules. We recommend a Coggins Test once per year to screen for this disease and prior to purchasing of new animals.
A Three-Part Educational Series
Join us March 11, April 8, and May 20 for a three-part series focused on horse care & maintenance. Presented by Colorado On-Site Veterinary Services in partnership with The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo Royalty. We'll cover topics such as vaccinations and the diseases they prevent, parasitism and strategic deworming, and dental health and nutrition overviews. Don't miss out. Ages 16 and under are free!