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Colts Neck Equine Associates is a four doctor ambulatory practice catering to the needs of our clients in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties. Our caring and experienced veterinarians are on call for routine and emergency care 24 hours a day. Current state of the art diagnostic equipment such as digital radiography and digital ultrasound can help diagnose those hard to find causes of lameness or help in your pre-purchase evaluation. Acupuncture and chiropractic therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy as well as the latest joint therapies like IRAP and PRP will help bring your equine athlete back to top condition as quickly as possible. Wether you have a standardbred or thoroughbred racehorse, show horse or backyard pet, Colts Neck Equine is pleased to be the source for all of your veterinary needs.
Monmouth County: Colts Neck, Howell, Freehold, Millstone, Rumson, Tinton Falls, Oceanport, Wall, Upper Freehold, Middletown, Manalapan and surrounding areas.
Ocean County: Lakewood, Toms River, Jackson, Brick, Lacey, Barnegat and surrounding areas.
Middlesex County: Monroe, Englishtown, Old Bridge and surrounding areas.
5108 Hwy 33-34N Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Happy Memorial Day!
It is time for spring vaccinations! Please call the office to make an appointment or if you have any questions on your horses vaccination history.
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While we consistently try to give our horses all they need to stay healthy, it is essential to make sure the products we are choosing are effective. This year, at our spring vaccination appointments, we are recommending checking your horses fecal for intestinal worms and signs of gastric or hindgut ulceration. Intestinal problems can be the source of many other behavior and performance issues. Signs such as poor coat, sensitivity, irritability, resistance and even lameness can be the result of an uncomfortable GI tract. It’s certainly wise to resolve or treat these problems before signs worsen. You will need to have the total amount of one fecal ball retrieved from a few different areas in one pile of your horses manure. Acceptable samples should be collected within 4 hours of your appointment and placed in a Ziploc bag with as much air removed as possible. We will gather the results within 2 days and make further recommendations of deworming or possible helpful products based on results.
Since pasture grass is limited in NJ, it is wise to make sure your horses are getting adequate amounts of Vitamin E from other feedstuffs. Animals with deficiencies can show weight loss and eventually muscle tremors. Vitamin E serves to maintain normal neuromuscular function and is a great addition when treating for EPM.
As ticks begin to emerge we remind you that there is no vaccine labelled to treat horses. Consider having a titer done to establish a baseline for your horse which is very helpful to differentiate if an infection occurs later in the future.
Dr. Nagle is soon off to the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners meeting. Among updates on a number of topics he will be participating in a wet lab hosted by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology.
Dr.Miller just returned from the purina conference where she learned about the latest in Equine nutrition research. At CNE we strive to keep our horses healthy and feeling their best which includes feeding for an appropriate weight. Don't forget to ask about your horses Body Condition Score (BCS) at your next routine appointment.