Coosa Valley Equine Center
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Protect  Your Horse Against Infectious Diseases Through Immunization
American Association of Equine Practitioners

West Nile Virus

Diagnosis and Prevention Tips
Prepared by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

Equine Health Emergency

Be Prepared for an Equine Health Emergency
American Association of Equine Practitioners

Foaling Season
Help your Mare have a Safe Delivery.
American Association of Equine Practitioners

Joint Injections
The what, when and why of preventive joint health.
By Andrea Caudill
American Quarter Horse Journal, Health and Management August 2007

Stem Cell Therapy
Stemming the Tide
Stem Cell therapy is helping horses with tendon and ligament injuries.
By Andrea Caudill 
American Quarter Horse Racing Journal, Health and Management February 2006

Pre-Purchase Exams
Don't skip the pre-purchase exam
American Association of Equine Practitioners

Trailer Safety

"A few simple steps can ensure your horse's trailing experience is a good one."
By Jeannie Blancq Putney
Appaloosa Journal, April 2009

  Hay Brokers
Quality horse Hay suppliers for our area.

  Stall Bedding
Pine Shaving suppliers for our area.


Know your ABCs- Alfalfa, Blister Beetles and Cantharidin

Everything you wanted to know about this poisonous insect and the threat it poses to your horse

The American Quarter Horse Journal, August 2010 by Lauren Sciba

Should I Insure my Horse?
A very good question and one that you as a horse owner need to decide for yourself. It is not something to think about at 2:AM when the Veterinarian is asking if your colicky horse is insured because he has become extremely painful and needs to go to surgery.

Horses in general seem to be prone to illness, accidents and injury. While no one likes to think about these potential threats, they are real and the financial impact associated with them can become overwhelming.

Advances in medical procedures like digital radiography, arthroscopic surgery,  MRI, stem cell therapy, etc., have become daily occurrences and there may be significant fees associated with these new techniques. Major medical and surgical insurance can literally be a "life saver" in these and similar situations.

One might ask:"What are the chances of my horse becoming injured or requiring  surgery?" Actually, knowing the nature of the beast, one might say  "quite good!"  As a horse owner, we suggest you weigh your options carefully:

  • Do You chance it and hope everything goes well?
  • Do you fund a savings account for such unexpected expenditures?
  • Do you just say; "The horse market is down right now and he can be replaced for what I may spend on medical bills." (Only if you can face yourself, wife or  teenage daughter when your favorite All Around horse had to be euthanized because surgery was not an option!!)
  • Or, do you research the many reputable insurance companies that offer policies to help protect the horse and owner?

We are not trying to promote the sale of insurance policies. We are trying to promote the education of our clients which in turn helps the horses - our patients and passion.

Equine Piroplasmosis Test

A negative equine piroplasmosis test is now required at AQHA World Shows.  read more>

The American Quarter Horse Journal
March 9, 2011

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