What's Up with the Docs?
Did you know that Rocky Bay Equine doctors can be found out and about the community giving talks and mini-seminars to various local groups and stables?
Dr. Crystal is adding to her list of popular Pony Club presentations with a lameness seminar this month. RBE docs are also in attendance at the
Winter english/western Show series continuing now through April.
Local Events Anyone?
Other great upcoming educational/training opportunities that we know about include;
Tami Smith Clinic
happening March 11 & 12th. No audit fee, so even if you can't ride, you can take advantage of this terrific four star eventing trainer's expertise. By the way, if you have an upcoming event of interest to our animal related community, message us on FaceBook and we're happy to help spread the word.
Dates for the
Spring 2017 Robin Hahn jumping clinics
are April 7,8,9 and May 12,13,14.
For more information contact the host farms at the links provided.
Want help spreading the word for your event? Submit via personal message on the RBE FB page.
not-so-local news, the Weeks' OTTB "My Lucky Day" moving his way up the eventing ranks with Karen O'Neal the last few years has been sold. The noteworthy part is that "Lucky" has jumped over the pond and is now being ridden by eventing legend William Fox Pitt. He's slated to compete in a few lower level courses before heading to more "big time" tracks.
RBE Seminar Series
Our Equine 911 seminar seemed plagued with.... well, emergencies! First we had to have a weather rain check, then when we caught up with the program last month we lost one of our featured speakers (Dr. Crystal) due to... well, emergencies! Welcome to the life of a veterinarian! We did have some highlights of the evening though, notably related to food! Jennifer Wierson shared her wonderful hot soups to warm the chilly evening and Dr.'s Weeks and Allen did their part covering colic and choke oriented emergencies. That, of course led to discussion about food... horse food and feeding practices which are intimately related to both colic & choke. Thanks for coming everyone!
Our next RBE Seminar is slated for April, the topic will be ophthalmology. We'll have a guest speaker to help discuss some new theories and insights regarding recurrent uveitis, aka "moon blindness" and how the new vaccine by Zoetis relates.
Wellness Program update
Finally ready to get our new Wellness Programs off the drawing board and into practice. We have a brief WELLNESS FACT sheet up on our
to answer your basic questions about why we feel this approach is a win-win-win for your horses, for you and for us. Focusing on the fact that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, wellness care is a good choice for your horses whether they are athletes, pleasure ponies or retired pasture pets, we have a plan for all of them. Click
to investigate how these programs might work for you. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss your particular situation and how we can optimize wellness for your horse(s).