Connecticut Equine Practice

53 Mount Nebo Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470

(203)426-5040

ctequine.com

NEWS

E-Mail Address:

 Provide us with your name as it appears on your account and your e-mail address to receive timely equine medical alerts.  Go to the contact us section of the website to submit your e-mail address.

New Deworming Program:

See our new deworming program based on fecal examinations under Preventive Med

Power Float:

Use of the power float is the latest technology in providing advanced equine dental care.

Geriatric Care:

We can provide nutritional consultation and geriatric baseline blood tests for our senior patients.

Sport Horse Medicine:

We recommend an examination under saddle or on a lunge to identify relevant issues combined with a baseline training blood profile.

Vaccinations:

Make sure your horse is vaccinated against eastern equine encephalitis and west nile virus.  We are expecting a bad mosquito season. 

Microchipping:

Microchips are now required for horses newly registered with the FEI.  All horses may be microchipped.  The procedure is simple and permanent and provides foolproof identification for any horse.  It is essential for the identification of horses following natural disasters.  Please ask for more details.  See the educational article on Microchips For Horses for more information.

ALERTS

Dealing With Ticks: There is no substitute for pulling.  Removing a tick requires a firm but steady pull.  After donning latex or nitrile gloves, grasp the tick very closely to the skin and apply steady traction.  While patience is required, this method is the one most likely to remove the entire tick from the skin.  Use of a hot match tip, fingernail polish, or other home remedy will not encourage the tick to let go and may result in injury to yourself or your horse. 

Effective Dec. 1, 2015: At USEF competitions, horses entering the grounds must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus (Flu) and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables.

 Effective Dec. 1, 2017: All exhibitors must provide a microchip number that verifies their animal's identity in order to compete for points, money won or be eligible for Federation and/or USHJA programs and awards where horses are required to be recorded and registered.