We are very excited to announce that we now offer ProStride PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment as a steroid-free alternative to traditional joint injections! These regenerative therapies allow us to bring the most innovative and up-to-date treatments for a wide variety of lameness and orthopedic conditions to you and your horse!
What is ProStride?
ProStride uses the horse's own anti-inflammatory proteins to help heal joint inflammation and repair soft tissues.
How is this done?
We collect blood from the horse, process it into a concentrate of anti-inflammatory proteins and inject them back into the horse's affected joints. This whole process can be done ON FARM and we are so excited to be one of the only equine vets in the Columbus area to offer this latest and greatest sports medicine therapy for our clients and patients!
Dr. McPherson recently appeared for a brief interview on Columbus TV Channel 10. The Columbus Mounted Unit requested Dr. McPherson perform wellness exams on all of their equines after several of them were struck by objects during protests earlier this month. Dr. McPherson was happy to report that all horses checked our fine. Windmiller Equine provides year-round veterinary service to the Columbus Mounted Unit.
To our clients:
I want to let you know about the steps Windmiller Equine is taking during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a medical professional service, we are monitoring updates and following all state and federal recommendations while continuing to serve our clients and patients.
To protect the health of our staff and our clients, we are taking the following precautions:
1. We are abiding by all social distancing guidelines and require anyone present or in the vicinity of an exam to do the same. In many cases you are not required to be present for an appointment. If you prefer not to be present, please inform us in advance so that we may have appropriate staff available.
2. If you are feeling ill for any reason, we request that you not be present at your appointment. Please advise us in advance of your appointment so that we may make arrangements to have appropriate staff available. Depending on circumstances, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
3. We will be using appropriate preventative measures during appointments and disinfecting ourselves and equipment before and/or between each appointment.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Lauren McPherson
Gastric ulcers in horses are far more common than many people realize. The condition is very often found in horses kept in stalls, frequently trailered, or undergoing intensive training. The associated anxiety, in addition to artificial and controlled feeding routines alien to a horse’s natural grazing patterns, may put the animal under varying levels of stress. Studies show that 60% of show horses have gastric ulcers.
Are you worried about ulcers affecting your horse's health or performance? Take advantage of a limited time gastroscopy offer! Discounted rates on gastroscopy and a 28 day supply of Gastrogard if your horse has ulcers and Gastrogard is the recommended treatment! Call 614-695-5225 or click here to reserve your spot today as spaces are limited!
Windmiller Equine is excited to announce that we are now offering on-farm gastroscopy! No need to transport to a clinic or hospital. Our 3 meter endoscope allows us to examine your horse's stomach for ulcers and customize treatment specifically for your horse. Gastroscopy is currently the only definitive procedure to diagnosis and monitor ulcerative disease. Call us today to schedule your horse's scope!
Below are recent images captured with our state-of-the-art scope showing the excellent image quality available to the veterinarian allowing for easier diagnosis and the best treatment options for your horse.
Lots of exciting news coming up this month - stay tuned for some new services we will be offering and introductions to new members of our team! Speaking of new additions... Welcome to our first foal of the season! How cute is she?!
Windmiller Equine is happy to announce our latest Owner Education Clinic in conjunction with Dr. Brandy Snedden of Flying Horse Vet. The topic will be: Colic, The Number One Killer of Horses. Come learn some basic anatomy and then delve into what can go wrong, as well as some diseases that can mimic colic signs. Learn signs of colic and what you can do to prevent it. Lastly, we will have a guest speaker from ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to discuss equine medical insurance. As always, snacks will be provided.
Date: Saturday, January 18
Location: Licking County Library Main branch
101 W. Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Please RSVP below.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture reports that a 3rd horse has recently died as a result of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection. Eastern Equine Encephalitis is an infectious disease that affects the brain of horses. The disease is caused by a virus which attacks the brain, destroys nerve cells and causes brain inflammation and swelling.
The onset of symptoms usually starts with a fever that can reach as high as 106 degrees for 1 to 2 days. Additional symptoms may begin to develop one to three weeks later and can include lethargy, fever, muscle tremors, wobbliness (ataxia), and other neurologic symptoms.
If your horse has not been vaccinated this year for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, we urge you to do so immediately. This inexpensive vaccine is very protective against this potentially fatal disease.
Windmiller Equine and Flying Horse Veterinary Practice are co-hosting a FREE client educational lecture on equine first aid and bandaging techniques! After the lecture, there will be a hands on instructional clinic on basic and advanced bandaging techniques and how to evaluate vital signs for your horse. Clinic spaces are limited so RSVP to (614) 695-5225 or firstname.lastname@example.org, the cost of the clinic is $20 and includes lunch to be provided after the talk. If attending the talk, please bring a lawn chair. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, June 9
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thomas Equine Center, LLC
7600 Smoke Rd SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062