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July 29th, 2021|

Coggins Testing

A Coggin’s test is a blood test that is performed once yearly to test a horse for equine infectious anemia (EIA)

A negative Coggin’s is required for travel in most cases especially for shows and for boarding barns

 

What is EIA?

Equine infectious anemia or EIA is a disease that is transmitted by biting insects including horseflies.

EIA […]

June 2nd, 2021|

This year has been really strange. At first it was fun because my people were always home. We went on walks, watched lots of tv, and snacked on delicious treats. After a while though I sort of wanted things to go back to normal.  I missed the quiet.  I really longed for my extended family […]

April 23rd, 2021|

The Equine Immune System and Vaccine Basics

To understand a bit more about how vaccines work we must first understand a bit about the immune system and immunity, so bear with me.

There are two basic components of the immune system, these being innate and acquired or adaptive immunity.

Innate immunity is what your body has in place […]

July 3rd, 2020|

Farm Animal Basics

One of my greatest joys so far in this job has been helping hobby farmers with their herds and flocks. I love working with these clients because they have so much love for their animals and want to know as much information as possible about health and welfare. […]

April 1st, 2020|

What I (re)Learned During My Corona-cation

The sore throat and cough started right at the beginning of the pandemic.  Most of the sleepless night was spent assessing if I was having trouble breathing.  No doubt I acquired the virus traveling across the Midwest, contracted at some rest area in Ohio.  It […]

March 17th, 2020|

Update on VMC services during the Covid-19 outbreak

VMC is committed to keeping your pets healthy while protecting the safety of our clients and employees during this Coronavirus outbreak.  We are doing our best to reduce the spread of disease by increasing our cleaning and disinfecting protocol.  We currently plan to […]

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