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  • San Mateo County Large Animal Evac

    San Mateo County Large Animal Evac (SMLAEG) provides evacuation services and shelter for large/farm animals in the event of disaster, such as wildfire or flood, or in other emergencies. These efforts include the evacuation of animals, caring for the animals in holding areas after evacuation, and facilitating the return of animals to their owner/agent. SMCLAEG is activated by the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, or other first responders, and its efforts are staffed by SMCLAEG's core team members and volunteers. SMCLAEG is an all-volunteer 501c3. The group also provides preparedness workshops and site inspections upon request. HOW TO CONTACT SMCLAEG: In an emergency, call 911. Tell dispatch that you need the services of the San Mateo Large Animal Evacuation Group. BE PREPARED! Visit https://smclaeg.org/preparation to learn more... Steinbeck Equine Veterinary Clinics works with SMCLAEG as their primary veterinary contact to advise on planning evacuations and during emergency evacuations. LARGE ANIMAL EVACUATION RESOURCES: • Monterey County • Santa Clara County • Santa Cruz County • San Mateo County

  • Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy

    Watch this video of a presentation on EHM by Dr. Nora Grenager. (Be sure to turn up your sound!) Related resources you may also be interested in: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA): Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Fact Sheet California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA): Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) FAQ American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Equine Herpes Virus Resources American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Equine Herpes Virus FAQ

  • Equine Allergies (Video)

    Watch this video of a presentation on equine allergies by Dr. Amanda Hedges. (Be sure to turn up your sound!) Related resources you may also be interested in: “Equine Allergies” (Article) by Amanda Hedges, DVM, cVA, CVSMT “Maximizing the Golden Years: Care for the Aging Horse” by Amanda Hedges, DVM, cVA, CVSMT and Nora Grenager, VMD, DACVIM

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  • Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics | Equine Acupuncture | Chiropractic

    Adjunctive Therapies Back to Therapeutic Modalities... Specialists on our team of include veterinarians certified in and in (EVMM), commonly referred to as equine "chiropractic." staff veterinarians Veterinary Acupuncture Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation Acupuncture By stimulating specific points on the horse’s body, acupuncture has been seen to achieve therapeutic or homeostatic (returning the body to its normal state) effects. Acupuncture can be beneficial in the management of back pain, sacroiliac pain, osteoarthritis, muscle soreness, and medical disorders like colic, ocular pain, peripheral nerve pain and dysfunction, as well as many others, and can also be useful as a complementary diagnostic aid. While we regularly employ “dry needling,” the most familiar form of acupuncture, our practitioners may also recommend one of these enhanced techniques:​ This process leaves behind a fluid (typically Vitamin B12) that continues to stimulate the acupuncture point with pressure, due to displacement of tissue by the fluid as it is absorbed. Aquapuncture: Electrodes attached to the needles apply a very small, pulsating electrical current to the acupuncture point. The frequency, intensity and type of electronic pulse can be adjusted to achieve varying physiological responses. Electrostimulation / Electroacupuncture: Useful in stimulating acupuncture points that are difficult to treat any other way, cold laser or IR stimulation may be use to treat of acupuncture points on the extremities (head, legs). Cold Laser / Infrared (IR) Stimulation: Learn more about the benefits of equine acupuncture... Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (EVMM) A “release,” or movement of the restricted joint, is often felt, and an audible “popping” sound may also be heard during treatment as the applied force overcomes the joint’s resistance. EVMM can help restore freedom of movement, relax the muscles and relieve pain in the back, neck and restricted joints in cases of localized or regional stiffness, poor performance or an altered gait not associated with obvious lameness. Like human chiropractic* treatment, EVMM employs motion palpation to find joint restrictions, then uses a high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrust directed in the plane of the joint. * Chiropractic, as defined by law, applies specifically and only to humans. A chiropractor is someone who has completed human chiropractic training and holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC). When similar techniques are applied to animals, it is correctly called spinal manipulation or medical manipulation. >

  • Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics | Horse Veterinarians | Kayla Dykstra

    Kayla Dykstra DVM, cVA Primary Clinic: Salinas Kayla was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where she spent time riding in multiple disciplines. During her summers, she spent her time working on a horse and cattle ranch, leading and organizing a summer riding camp, along with general ranch and herd management. Working at the ranch, she fell in love with her palomino, Casper and mini pony, Chewy. Basketball brought Kayla to the University of Victoria for her undergraduate degree, where she played for the University of Victoria Vikes basketball program while completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Neuro-psychology. She returned home to Calgary to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. Kayla has recently started Eventing, enjoying the sport both as a competitor and as an on-site veterinarian for the shows. When she is not doing horse-related activities, she enjoys hiking and exploring the coastline with her dog, Jac, and spending time with her fiancé, Mike, her “significant other.” Dr. Dykstra’s professional interests include equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, acupuncture and equine reproduction — her favorite time of year is foaling season! ​ Background: 2015 University of Calgary – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine ​ 2011 University of Victoria – Bachelor of Science Back to Veterinarians... >

  • Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics | Horse Veterinarians | Therapeutics

    Therapeutic Modalities Specialists on our team of staff veterinarians include Diplomates of the (DACVSMR), and veterinarians certified in . We offer a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and can help guide you in making the most appropriate choice depending on the issue, your horse's condition and your objectives. American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Alternative Therapies Biophosphate Treatment , a.k.a., Bone Hardening / Strengthening Bisphosphonates are drugs used in humans to help prevent or slow down bone thinning (osteoporosis). In horses, they can be very effective for treatment of bone pain. Uses include navicular disease, bone pain, bone cysts and bone fragility syndrome (silicate associated osteoporosis). Cold Laser , a.k.a., Regenerative Laser Therapy (RLT) Cold laser offers a non-invasive, pain-free treatment modality to decrease pain and inflammation, promote blood flow and accelerate the healing of wounds, lacerations and incisions. Our Class IV high-intensity lasers are often used to decrease inflammation and prevent scar formation in tendon and ligament injuries, as well as to treat tendonitis, arthritis and back pain. We have a number of smaller, hand-held cold lasers for applications such as topical wound healing and acupuncture point stimulation. IRAP (I nterleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein ) IRAP treatment typically uses autologous (collected from the patient) blood serum or, in some cases, allogenic (collected from a donor horse) serum. When specially conditioned and injected, the serum prevents IL-1, an inflammatory cytokine protein released by cells where there is joint trauma, from binding to IL-1 receptors. IRAP has been seen to decrease both joint inflammation and pain, and offers an excellent alternative to the use of corticosteroids injected into the joint. Pro-Stride Pro-Stride is a natural (drug-free) treatment that transforms blood taken from the equine patient (autologous) into a concentrated solution of cells, platelets, growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins (including IL-1ra), in less than 20 minutes. While very similar to IRAP, all the steps can be performed stall-side and results may last up to a year with a single visit/injection. There are no drug withholding times for those competing at the FEI and USEF levels. Pro-Stride is also an excellent alternative to corticosteroids for overweight or metabolically challenged patients. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) In addition to their better-known role in blood clotting, when activated, platelets release growth factors that have been seen to stimulate cell regeneration, promote tissue repair, alleviate inflammation, reduce scar formation and have an analgesic (pain relief) effect. PRP is made from autologous (collected from the patient) blood, which is then processed and re-injected. It is typically used to stimulate the healing of ligament and tendon injuries, and may also be used to treat eye ulcers and skin wounds. It is particularly beneficial in areas of limited vascularization, or blood flow. The enhanced healing response on a cellular and molecular level can improve the quality of repair and the prognosis for return to performance, and may decrease the incidence of re-injury. Shockwave Shockwave is a non-invasive, high-energy pressure wave treatment often useful to improve healing and decrease pain in tendon and ligament injuries, stress fractures, splints, back pain and kissing spines. Stem Cells Autologous (collected from the patient) stem cells derived from bone marrow or adipose (fatty) tissue has been seen to reduce pain and inflammation and improve the quality of healing in many common tendon and ligament injuries, laminitis, bone cysts and joint disease. To obtain therapeutic amounts of stem cells, bone marrow or fat is surgically collected under mild sedation and local anesthesia, then sent to a specialized laboratory for processing. When ready, the stem cells are injected into the affected areas. Adjunctive Therapies (Acupuncture and ”Chiropractic’) can be beneficial in the management of back pain, sacroiliac pain, osteoarthritis, muscle soreness, and medical disorders like colic, ocular pain, peripheral nerve pain and dysfunction, as well as many others, and can also be useful as a complementary diagnostic aid. Acupuncture Learn more... Similar to human treatment, Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (EVMM) can help restore freedom of movement, relax the muscles and relieve pain in the back, neck and restricted joints in cases of localized or regional stiffness, poor performance or an altered gait not associated with obvious lameness. chiropractic Learn more... > Find more information about equine therapies in the section of our website... Resources

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