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EHV-1 Infection Risk in Alpacas and Llamas ColoradoState Univ. Veterinary Teaching Hospital News Release

–General note to Alpaca owners in my area; For the next 3 weeks I suggest you ask visitors to your farm, “Have you visited horses in the last couple of days? If so please do not visit my alpacas.”

Mike Foss DVM
May 19, 2011

EHV-1 Infection Risk in Alpacas and Llamas
Colorado State Univ. Veterinary Teaching Hospital News Release
May 17, 2011

An outbreak of neurologic disease in horses caused by Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infections has developed during the past week in the Western US and Canada. This outbreak is linked to horses that participated in a cutting horse show in Utah form April 29 […]

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopath (EHM)

For information on this disease, please choose the following link:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/ehv/equine_herpesvirus_brochure_2009.pdf

Proposed New Horse Tax

The state of Oregon has proposed a Senate Bill requiring horse owners to pay a $100 annual tax on their horses. If you would like to learn more and read the proposal, follow the link below.

http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/sb0200.dir/sb0262.intro.html

Here is a copy of the letter Dr. Michael Foss wrote to our state senator:

Dear Senator,

I would like to bring to your attention to SB 262. I believe this is a detrimental proposal and needs to be eliminated for the following reasons;

1. It does not address the issue it states as its impetus, horse abandonment. Nothing in the bill suggests a solution to the horse […]

World Equestrian Games

For human athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate goal. For equine athletes—and their people—it’s the World Equestrian Games. Like the Olympics, the WEG are held every four years, and hosting them is a great national honor. For the first time, the Games were held in the United States in 2010 and Dr. Mike Foss was a part of them. He was asked to serve as Team Veterinarian, but not for the U.S. Team as in the past. Dr. Foss was the team vet for Japan’s Endurance Team.
“I met some of the Japanese Endurance Team people when I was at a […]

Wellness Plan – Free Vaccines, 50% off Dentals

We have started a new Wellness Plan. For an affordable annual feel your pet will receive free annual vaccines including DHLP-Parvo with Well Pet Exam, Bordatella (kennel cough), Lyme disease, Rabies, FVRCP(feline distemper), and FELV (feline leukemia). Also included for free is an annual Deworming and fecal testing for parasites.

Other services including dentals, exams, and x-rays are 50% off. Surgeries, medications, laboratory work, and ultrasounds are all 25 % off.

This program has been a great cost saver for a lot of our clients.

Stop by today for more information or to sign up!