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Imaging:


We have made several enhancements to our imaging capabilities over the last few months! We have upgraded our ultrasound to a new digital unit that gives the best detail of soft tissue structures such as  ligaments, tendons, abdomens and even eyes. Our large overhead x-ray unit has been replaced with a new high frequency high capacity unit, which enhances the x-rays of larger body parts such as stifles, shoulders, necks, backs and chest. Our Fuji digital x-ray unit has also been upgraded, allowing for better quality of images for viewing. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - the "gold standard" for diagnosis of humans - has made its way into the horse industry and we have added our own in-house MRI unit dedicated to lameness issues.

For the treatment:

We are using the newest and most advanced methods available for regenerative medicine procedures for IRAP, PRP and stem cell therapy. Tildren therapy, a European drug treatment, continues to work wonders at restoring soundness in horses with navicular or other chronic bone conditions.. All of these procedures greatly improve the treatment of lameness in horses and  all of these procedures are performed the same day at our clinic.



Innovative Stem Cell Therapy now available same-day
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We are proud to announce that we are now offering stem cell therapy in an affordable same-day procedure developed by Stemlogix, LLc. Our clinic will now be able to provide innovative stem cell therapy to horses suffering from arthritis, tendon and ligament tears, laminitis and other degenerative diseases. The therapy is provided on-site in order to provide the most effective stem cell therapy possible and to make it more affordable than traditional options. This same day, stem cell therapy treatment requires a minimally invasive lipo aspirate procedure with no adverse side effects. Most horses treated with stem cell therapy have shown a dramatic reduction in pain and increased mobility. With the Stemlogix Stem Cell Therapy, we are harnessing the body's own ability to heal itself and putting it into the areas that need it such as an arthritic joint.



Call us today at 205-338-1111 to schedule your horse for a consultation.






We are pleased to announce the addition of the Equinosis Lamness Locator to our arsenal of diagnostic tools for lameness evaluations.  Lameness Locator® objectively detects and quantifies body movement asymmetry in a horse using small, wireless, body-mounted inertial sensors and a hand-held tablet PC. Instrumentation of the horse is quick, easy, and completely non-invasive. Data collection is in real time and veterinarians are free to perform their usual lameness evaluation routine without distraction.

The Lameness Locator® is a system that enables a veterinarian to objectively identify lameness in horses. The system provides an analysis that indicates whether the horse is lame, an amplitude of the severity of the lameness, the limb or limbs involved, and the part of the motion cycle at which peak pain is occurring (impact, mid-stance, or push off).



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Lameness Locator® objectively detects and quantifies body movement asymmetry in a horse using small, wireless, body-mounted inertial sensors and a hand-held tablet PC. Instrumentation of the horse is quick, easy, and completely non-invasive. Data collection is in real time and veterinarians are free to perform their usual lameness evaluation routine without distraction.

The Lameness Locator® is a system that enables a veterinarian to objectively identify lameness in horses. The system provides an analysis that indicates whether the horse is lame, an amplitude of the severity of the lameness, the limb or limbs involved, and the part of the motion cycle at which peak pain is occurring (impact, mid-stance, or push off).

- See more at: http://equinosis.com/#sthash.kNZORyZw.dpuf

Lameness Locator® objectively detects and quantifies body movement asymmetry in a horse using small, wireless, body-mounted inertial sensors and a hand-held tablet PC. Instrumentation of the horse is quick, easy, and completely non-invasive. Data collection is in real time and veterinarians are free to perform their usual lameness evaluation routine without distraction.

The Lameness Locator® is a system that enables a veterinarian to objectively identify lameness in horses. The system provides an analysis that indicates whether the horse is lame, an amplitude of the severity of the lameness, the limb or limbs involved, and the part of the motion cycle at which peak pain is occurring (impact, mid-stance, or push off).

- See more at: http://equinosis.com/#sthash.cGfX9w1z.dpuf





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Travel Season


It is that time of year again, most will be getting ready to travel with their horses to various shows, trail events, etc.. Just remember before you leave you need to do some advance planning. Check and recheck your tow vehicle and trailer to ensure they are horse safe and road worthy, especially trailer tires, bearings, brakes and lights. Keep a close eye on the horses that will be traveling with you weeks prior to departure. Deworm and vaccinate at least two weeks before you are scheduled to leave to maximize immunity. Even your healthy horse will need proof of such, it is standard for most all states to require proof of vaccinations, negative Coggins and a health certificate and it is a good idea to keep all these items together in a folder or envelope for easy retrieval. Every state has its own health requirements, check the current requirements in each state you plan to travel through. You can find out what is required in each state by calling the automated information line of the Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (800-545-8732) from a touch-tone phone, or you can go online to APHIS.USDA.GOV website under Import/Export and click on the various states or try GlobalVet Link web site. If you still have questions, you may call our office (205-338-1111) and Evelyn can help you with the regulations and your health certificate needs. All of this information needs to be up to date and will not run out before your return.
When doing your research for each states requirements pay close attention to any resent outbreaks or quarantines. The state of Michigan has recently made several updates to there requirements.  Make sure you have met all requirements and happy trails! 


 

NEW 6 month Equine Event Permits for the State of Alabama


State Veterinarian Tony Frazier, D.V.M. with Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries just informed us of the New Equine Event Permits for the state of Alabama and additional surrounding states. These new Event Permits will now have three digital photos of the horse exhibited on the permit and are good for six (6) months. Veterinarians are required to take these photographs and e-mail them to the Department of Agriculture. They must be one frontal, one left side and one right side from ground to top of horse. In order to obtain a new Equine Event Permit, the three digital photos must be forwarded (electronically) to the office of animal Industries along with, the Original Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and the original (or owner copy) EIA (Coggins) test report must be mailed to the Department of Agriculture so they can be matched and the new Equine Event Permit prepared and returned to either the Veterinarians office or the owner.

The mailing address for sending the Health Certificates and Coggins Report Forms:
 
  Alabama Department of Agriclture & Industries
  Attn: Dynetta Brown, Animal Industries Division
  Post Office Box 3336
  Montgomery, AL 36109-0336

The e-mail to which photos should be forwarded;

     Dynetta.Burton@agi.alabama.gov

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (205) 338 - 1111 or Dr. Tony Frazier, State Veterinarian office (334) 240-7262




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Coosa Valley Equine would like to thank each and everyone associated with making the seminar on "Diagnostics, Imaging and Therapeutic Approaches to Lameness" such a success. We are very happy with the recent turnout at the meeting held at Coosa Valley Equine Center on Saturday August 14th, in conjunction with the Southern Veterinary Conference.
Our special thanks to all the presenters and speakers for their time and effort; Dr. Stuart Shoemaker, Dr. Bob Schneider, Dr. Laurie Tyrrell and Dr. Lance Allen.
Roger Stewart's help in coordinating the sponsors; Webster Veterinary, Milburn Equine & Boehringer Ingleheim.
Thanks to the staff of MREquine, southern division, Danny Scoper and Greg Parrish for their MRI demonstration and finally to all the attendees of this year's Southern Veterinary Conference & seminar, we do appreciate you coming.

Links to speakers and presenters:

Dr. Laurie Tyrrell:Equinosis technologies LLC
Dr. Lance Allen: Agri Risk Insurance