Larry Catt, D.V.M.
Larry G. Martin, D.V.M.

24 Hour Emergency
El Cajon (619) 590-1991
Ramona (760) 789-6845

Client Education

Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1) Fact Sheet

Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1) (Following this Fact Sheet are several links for up to date information about the EHV-1 virus outbreak in California and general facts about the disease.) A recent disease outbreak of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHV-1) has been traced to horses who attended the National Cutting Horse Associations’ Western National Championships in Odgen, […]

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CDFA Recommendations for Horse Show/Event Managers Regarding EHV-1 Biosecurity Procedures

Phase II Recommendations for Horse Show/Event Managers Regarding EHV-1 Biosecurity Procedures These biosecurity guidelines have been developed by CDFA veterinarians and the faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, to minimize the risk of transmission of infectious diseases at public equestrian events. Based on what is known today, June 8, […]

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Microchip Identification

PERMANENTLY IDENTIFY YOUR HORSE Large Animal Veterinary Associates is now offering permanent identification for your horse with AVID microchips. Avid is the leader in personal identification chips for animals. It is even used by many wildlife agencies for marking and tracking wild animals such as bears and lions. Each chip contains a unique number that […]

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Interested in Veterinary School?

Interesting Stats from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Admitted Class of 2013 Thinking of becoming a veterinarian?  Check out these stats from MSU’s Vet School Class: Total Applications 923 Number of Michigan Residents 74 Number of Non-Residents 32 Mean Cumulative GPA 3.66 Mean Science GPA 3.59 Mean Last 3 Semesters GPA 3.67 Mean […]

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What Is a High-Risk Foal?

A “high risk” foal is one that has increased potential for developing a problem after birth. Foals in one or more of the following categories should be considered at risk: foals from mares which have a history of abortion. foals from mares which have a history of producing weak or sick foals. foals from mares […]

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Postpartum Care of the Foal

The birth of a foal is an exciting time for an owner, and there are a few guidelines to assist with caring for the new arrival. After the birth it is important to allow the mare and foal time to rest and bond with minimal interference. If the foal has not broken the membranes soon […]

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The Three Stages of Parturition of the Mare Including Prenatal Mare Care and Immediate Postnatal Care of the Foal

I. Care of the Pregnant Mare: Deworming every two months, rotating dewormers to prevent parasite resistance. Immunization Program Rhinopneumonitis vaccine at 5-7-9 months to prevent viral abortion. Tetanus, Influenza, Encephalitis vaccine at 10 months to boost immune status and maximize colostrum levels of protection. II. Normal Parturition: Mammary gland begins filling 30-45 days prior to […]

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Preparing Your Mare for Foaling

Preparing for the arrival of a new foal is an exciting and daunting prospect for most owners. Fortunately mother nature takes her course and the majority of foalings occur with minimal or no complications, but owners can be prepared in a variety of ways to make sure everything runs smoothly. To begin, owners can ensure […]

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It’s Time to Get My Mare Ready to Breed

It’s the time of year to begin thinking about breeding your mare. Assuming that you have already chosen a stallion and the time of year that you want your foal to be born, we will now set up a “game plan” to get your mare ready. First, we need to get the mare into heat. […]

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Mare Reproduction Q & A

1. Do you recommend culturing maiden mares? Generally speaking, no. If conformation of the vulva is normal and the mare is in good shape, we do not feel it necessary. Exceptions may include a mare in her teens. 2. Does my mare have to be in heat to take a culture? It is preferable to […]

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