New! Online Pharmacy!

Our new online pharmacy is now operational.  You can pick up prescription drugs, specialty foods, and other supplies that Dr. Crowley recommends directly from our store!  The store is extremely easy to use and prices are competitive with other “online” pharmacy services.  Clients will have the ability to send a request to Dr. Crowley for approval to purchase products as needed.  If your animal is on a long-term prescription, make sure to select the auto-ship option for free shipping to your door!

You can access the online pharmacy by:

1) Click on the “Pharmacy” link in the navigation bar of the MLVS website.

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2) Click on the shopping cart to enter the pharmacy store.

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3) Enter the product you are looking for in the search bar in the upper-right hand corner of the pharmacy store.  You can also log in to see any prescriptions or recommendations that Dr. Crowley has pre-approved for you.

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Contact us if you have any issues with the online pharmacy system and we will be happy to guide you through the process.

Vaccinations @ Living Free

MLVS will be on-site holding a vaccination clinic at Living Free October 25th from 12pm to 4pm.   Living free will be having a bluegrass festival with lots of exciting events!  Come on by and get your animal up to date on vaccinations, or get him/her a microchip!

Information on the Blue Grass Howl and Yowl can be found here: http://living-free.org/untitled_20/

Prices on vaccinations can be found on our flyer:

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Rattlesnake Training/Vaccination Clinic

On Saturday the 27th of September MLVS will be at the Mountain Center Feed Lot for a dog/horse vaccination clinic.  At the same time there will be a rattlesnake training for you and your dogs.  Experts from Loma Linda University Medical Center will be providing rattlesnake facts, and a dog training specialist will be working on rattlesnake awareness.

Bring your dog on down for vaccines and some rattlesnake training!

Contact Sandy @ Mtn Center Feed for more information.

Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Kevin Fenton, an excellent veterinary chiropractor, will be having a clinic in the Anza/Aguanga area Saturday, August 16! If you would like Dr. Fenton to work on your horse, please call Jessica Lynn at 951-294-0503 to schedule an appointment. I’ll be there trying to soak up some of his knowledge.

 

The Equine Breeding Season is Upon Us

The mare’s natural breeding season is divided into 4 phases corresponding to changes in day length:

Ovulatory Receptivity–  Time period surrounding the summer solstice (June 21-22, longest day of the year) during which the mare is receptive to the breeding stallion and ovulating regularly. This is the peak period of fertility.

Autumn Transition/Anovulatory Receptivity– Time period surrounding the autumnal equinox (Sept 21-22) during which the mare is receptive to the stallion but not ovulating regularly.

Anestrus – Time period surrounding winter solstice (Dec 21-22, shortest day of the year) during which the mare is not cycling or receptive to the stallion.

Spring Transition/Anovulatory Receptivity– Time period surrounding the vernal equinox (March 21-22) during which the mare shows a long, erratic heat period that eventually culminates with ovulation.

Some breed organizations have rules surrounding recorded birth dates for foals that make it prudent to produce foals born as soon after January 1st as possible.  The Jockey Club (Thoroughbred breed registry) mandates that any foal born in 2014 has a birthdate of January 1 for competition purposes.  This means that a horse born in January will run in the same races as a horse born in June.  The January born horse has a significant advantage over the younger, less developed horse born in June.  It is for this reason that the operational breeding season starts in mid February and ends after the first week in July.  In order to get mare’s pregnant during this time we must manipulate the reproductive cycle with hormones and other techniques to be described in future posts.