STEINBECK COUNTRYEQUINE CLINICNEWSLETTER
In this Issue
Tim G. Eastman, DVM, DACVSAlexandra Eastman, DVM, MS
Matt Durham, DVMWade Tenney, DVM
Jonathan Hirsch, DVM, DACVSSarah James, DVM
Nick Carlson, DVMLaramie Winfield, DVM
Marchadors by Laura Hinson Pg. 1
Authorized Agent by Dr. Tim Eastman, SCEC New Weekend Hours! & Welcome Back Nick & Laramie! Pg. 2
The Equine Limb--Monterey Conference Pg. 3
Monterey Horse Park by Connie Quinlan Pg. 4
Joint Injection Reminders, West Nile Virus Pg. 5
Prascend/Pergolide by Dr. Chris Ryan Pg. 6
New Waiting Room Pg. 7
SCEC Interns Pg. 8
Upcoming Events Pg. 9
Local Equine Transporters Pg.10
Marchadors by Laura Hinson
When people first see Netuno, they give him a second look, then ask what breed he is. I know exactly how this is going to go. I routinely say, he is a Mangalarga Marchador. And routinely they say, A what? I then proceed to tell them what I am about to tell you here. Netuno is one of a few hundred Mangalarga Marchadors, the National horse of Brazil, who reside in the United States. How cool is it that a country has a national horse? He has his own Facebook page too. (Netuno Lapidade, a Mangalarga Marchador) And he was imported from Brazil by 4 Seasons Marchadores in Montana. (www.4seasonsmarchadores.com)
I had been looking for another gaited horse for a long time. When I discovered this breed, I was completely enamored by them. The Marchador is very versatile. As with many Spanish breeds they are good cattle horses. They are known for setting the Guinness Book of World Records endurance ride of 8,694 miles in 1994. A perfect trail horse, they could also excel in other disciplines that require agility, stamina, speed and a sound mind.Training of this breed is facilitated by its intelligence, and uses for the breed are unlimited. This breed is extremely docile and is commonly ridden by children. I bought Netuno to compete in Trail Trials.
The Marchadores possess their own smooth, distinct gaits which include the picada with the feet moving laterally and separately and has moments of triple support. The batida is characterized when the horse places the feet diagonally and with moments of triple support. These movements are unlike other gaited breeds including Missouri Foxtrotters and Paso Finos. The footfall pattern for the batida is 4:3:2:3:4:3:2:3. Marchadores can also possess three clear gaits including normal walk, trot, smooth rocking horse lope and fast, open gallop.
Netuno has been exactly what is described in all the books about the breed. No kidding. Quiet, easy, friendly, spirited, trainable, brave, willing, smart, not spooky, a lovely gait, and I could just go on and on. While they are still rare here, the word is getting out. The association can be found at http://www.namarchador.org. All the US breeders and importers can be found there. Enjoy discovering a breed you most likely did not know about. And know that one of them lives here... in Carmel Valley.
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SCEC to Open Saturdays!Steinbeck is excited to offer Saturday appointments starting in November! While SCEC has always been open for emergencies on weekends, as of November 10th, 2012, we will also be opening on Saturdays 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Both ambulatory and hospital services will be available. We hope that by offering additional time on Saturdays for appointments we can better meet the needs of your busy schedule. We also now have an emergency doctor available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m. To make it even better, we will not be charging an emergency fee during normal daytime business hours.
Nick and Laramie Return to SCEC!!! Steinbeck is thrilled to welcome back two very talented veterinarians, Dr Nick
Carlson and Dr Laramie Winfield. Dr Carlson completed a one year internship at Steinbeck (and was asked to stay for an additional year) and has spent the last three years working as an ambulatory practitioner at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. Dr Carlsons interests include advanced equine dentistry and surgery. He will be completing a three year surgery residency at Steinbeck and is very excited to be back in the Monterey Peninsula. Dr Laramie Winfield also completed a one year internship at Steinbeck and has been at UC Davis for the last three years completing a large animal internal medicine residency. Her interests include equine neurology and neonatal care. Dr Winfield will be working as an associate at Steinbeck focusing on internal medicine. As some of you may remember, the couple was married locally in 2009. *See our Fall 2009 Newsletter for wedding photos.
We are delighted to have them back on our team. They are always willing to jump in and help, or rush out on emergencies, consistently demonstrating their deep care for the well-being of their patients.
Local Olympic ContestantOne of SCECs clients, Tiana Coudray, competed with her horse Ringwood Magister on the U.S. eventing team in this summers Olympics in London. Tiana began eventing in 2003, and was the U.S. Eventing Associations Young Rider of the Year in 05, 07, and 09. Ringwood Magister aka Finian is an Irish Sport Horse. Tiana started competing with him back in 2008. Tiana and Finian have been training in England this last year. Last fall they earned a second place in dressage at the Fidelity Blenheim Horse Trials and earlier in the summer they finished 5th at the Barbury Castle Horse Trials.
Tiana and FinianSource: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Authorized Emergency Agent/ContactMany of us wouldnt leave town without leaving a signed medical release for our children. In case of emergency, we diligently appoint an individual to make emergency medical decisions. When horses are left with caretakers, their feeding regimes, supplement administration, turnout protocols, blanketing protocols and grooming regimes are covered. However, it is commonplace to leave town without designating someone to make emergency medical decisions for our horses. However, things dont always go as planned. When a horse gets a serious injury or suffers from a significant colic, it is frequently a struggle for horse owners to decide which course of action to follow. Imagine the difficulty of having to make that decision for someone elses animal!
When you leave town give your caretaker some guidelines on what extent you would be willing to go to for each of your horses. Alternatively, you can call the clinic and have the office put a note in your horses record regarding the financial limit or degree of heroics you would like us to adhere to in your absence. Thanks and have a safe trip!
The Equine Limb Conference 2012
Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic is to host The Equine Limb Conference to evaluate the entire equine limb using the latest diagnostic advancements. The Event will be held November 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at the Monterey Convention Center. The focus will be on MRI, Regenerative Medicine, and Updates on Laminitis. Separate farrier-targeted talks will be offered concurrently with the scientific sessions. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3rd, will include small group discussions and wet-labs at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. *Clients who attended the morning program are welcome to join the events Saturday afternoon at SCEC.
9:00 - 10:00 Laminitis - Whats Hot/Whats Not by Dr. Nora Grenager 10:00 - 10:10 Q & A
10:15 - 11:00 Equine MRI Basics - What An Owner Needs To Know by Dr. Alexia McKnight 11:00 - 11:10 Q & A
11:15 - 12:05 Regenerative Medicine - What Is All The Hype? by Dr. Clare Yellowley & Dr. Sarah James 12:05 - 12:15 Q & A 12:15 - 1:30 Box Lunch *Drive to SCEC for optional afternoon program.
Veterinarians, Technicians, and Farriers will be attending continuing education classes taught by doctors and specialists: Whats New In Laminitis/ Laminitis News Hour by James Orsini, John Peroni, Nora Grenager, Tim Eastman. Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells, PRP, Irap), Methods For Collection And Processing, & MRI Case Studies - See, Do And Teach! by Natasha Werpy. Laminitis Case Studies Including Venograms Interpreting & Prognosticating For Laminitis by James Orsini, Tim Eastman, Nora Grenager. Making, Fitting And Using The Hand-Forged W-Shoe by Chris Gregory. Therapeutic Advances For The Laminitic Horse by Raul Bras. Introduction To Equine MRI; Basics Of MRI Interpretation, *Indications For MRI In The Horse; Articular Cartilage Lesion Seen At 0.25T, MRI Of The Equine Stifle - 61 Clinical Cases Case Discussion by Alexia McKnight. Understanding MRI Reports - Finding The Lesions To Show Your Clients, *The Progression Of Lesions On MRI Studies And The Importance Of Recheck Examinations, MRI - Is It Great At Everything?, Understand What Lesions Show Best on Ultrasound and Radiographs and How MRI Improves Our Interpretation Skills with Other Modalities by Natasha Werpy. Stem Cells: Biology, Preparation, And Actions, Stem Cell Migration And Platelet Rich Plasma by Clare Yellowley. Stem Cells: Concepts Applicable To Clinical Use, Other Blood Derived Products & Justification Of Clinical Applications by John Peroni. Regenerative Medicine Therapy For The Laminitic Horse by John Peroni, & Raul Bras. Introduction To The Principles Of Using A W-Shoe On Foundered Feet by Chris Gregory. Foot Infections * A Practical Approach To Treat The Laminitic Horse by Raul Bras.