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Artaurus Equine Clinic

Artaurus Equine Clinic Our horses, our partners, our trusted friends.

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Don't miss this! Due to the current EHV outbreak here in California, Boehringer Ingelheim will be hosting a virtual hors...
03/14/2022

Don't miss this! Due to the current EHV outbreak here in California, Boehringer Ingelheim will be hosting a virtual horse owner meeting next Thursday, March 17th at 5:30 PM. The presentation will be given by Dr. Robert Keene, Professional Services Veterinarian with BI, who will proceed to answer questions at the end of the meeting. There is NO registration necessary, just the Webinar ID (below)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us

Webinar ID: 871 7271 5028
Passcode: 564893

We have been notified of another EHV-1 incident in Santa Clara county. Please remain diligent and review the chart from ...
03/11/2022

We have been notified of another EHV-1 incident in Santa Clara county. Please remain diligent and review the chart from the CDFA below. Remember to keep your equine partners up to date on their Flu/Rhino vaccinations, as well.

The alerts are posted to the CDFA EHV website: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/equine_herpes_virus.html

Hello All,  Just a HUGE reminder about biosecurity for our Equine Partners.   All shows are on hold and we have a bit mo...
03/10/2022

Hello All, Just a HUGE reminder about biosecurity for our Equine Partners. All shows are on hold and we have a bit more time for the CDFA's request for no unnecessary horse travel due to EHV. Strangles (strep equi) is also in the area. Strangles is not uncommon and horses usually make a full recovery in 3 - 4 weeks but it is very highly infectious. Please, don't use common water troughs, stay away from horses that aren't in your immediate barn bubble, don't pet other's horses... just for a bit longer, etc. Be smart, be safe, keep track of your horses temperature. Let us know if you have any questions.

Hi Everyone,  Here is some info on EHV, it was also confirmed in Sacramento County.  Give us a call to update your horse...
03/03/2022

Hi Everyone, Here is some info on EHV, it was also confirmed in Sacramento County. Give us a call to update your horse on it's Flu/Rhino (EHV1, EHV4) vaccine. Every 6 months is the minimum for horses living at a facility with other horses.

The Equine Disease Communication Center is closely monitoring the recent Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreaks in California.

EHV-1 most often causes a respiratory disease which is usually mild and self-limiting, but the infection occasionally leads to the life-threatening neurologic disease equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopthy (EHM).

To date (2.25.22), a total of 50 horses have been confirmed positive in the San Mateo, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Read the full news release at: https://aaep.org/news/equine-disease-communication-center-providing-latest-updates-ehv-1

For the latest information about EHV, visit the EDCC's website at: https://equinediseasecc.org/disease-information/equine-herpesvirus

Have a horse or horses coming home from one of the premises with confirmed or suspected EHV?  Please follow strict biose...
02/28/2022

Have a horse or horses coming home from one of the premises with confirmed or suspected EHV? Please follow strict biosecurity practices to keep your barn and other horses as safe as possible.

*Quarantine for a total of 14 days. If the horses were in isolation at the other premises, you can count those days toward the 14 day total.
*Have a buffer stall between the quarantined horses and the rest.
*Keep the quarantined horses away from any common areas.
*Designate separate turnouts for the quarantined horses away from other turnouts. No grazing turn outs.
*Tend to the quarantined horses last so that care takers aren't going from them to non-quarantined horses.
*Wash hands thoroughly after handling quarantined horses.
*No shared equipment, halters, brushes etc.
*When filling water, don't drop the hose in the bucket.
*Record twice daily temperatures
*Practice good biosecurity measures always.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

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Headed to Twin Rivers Horse Trials?  Make sure you follow their EHV protocols and good biosecurity practices.  Link to t...
02/28/2022

Headed to Twin Rivers Horse Trials? Make sure you follow their EHV protocols and good biosecurity practices. Link to their site below. They are doing all they can to keep your horses safe. Give us a call for your health certificate.

http://twinrivershorsepark.com/event/winter-horse-trials-3/

EZ wondering if spring is here… but it's only February!
02/22/2022

EZ wondering if spring is here… but it's only February!

We are wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! We hope you stay warm, healthy, and full of good food and love this holid...
12/23/2021

We are wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! We hope you stay warm, healthy, and full of good food and love this holiday season. Our office will be closed Friday December 24th through Sunday December 26th in observance of the holiday.πŸŽ„πŸŽβ€οΈπŸ΄
If you are experiencing an equine medical emergency please call (707)763-1972 and follow the prompts.

12/16/2021

"Spring" Grass

Lush Spring grass is tempting for horse and owner And the last few winters we have had weather mimicking Spring (rain, then days of warm sunny weather) resulting in Spring grass while actually still Winter. But green grass must be approached with extreme caution because of the high levels of sugars (Non Structural Carbohydrates or NSC). Horses that have had or are prone to laminitis or suffer one of several kinds of metabolic disorders (Equine Metabolic Syndrome, PPID ("Cushings"), Insulin Resistance) may never be able to graze green grass safely. Always check with your veterinarian first. For those horses that can handle grass, some precautions and strategies are as follows:

1.)Restrict grazing time and start slowly. When introducing your horse to green grass limit time to only 10-15 minutes to start. You can increase grazing time by another 5-10 minutes daily. Starting slowly gives time for your horse's intestinal flora to adjust to the new levels of carbohydrate and food source.
2.)The safest time (lowest sugars) to graze is between 3 am and 10 am. (Unless it goes lower than 40 degrees farenheit at night then the stored carbohydrates are not used as rapidly and may still be high later than 3 am.)

May grazing with your friends and family be wonderful. We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🍽Our Office will be closed...
11/23/2021

May grazing with your friends and family be wonderful. We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🍽

Our Office will be closed Thursday November 25th through Sunday November 28th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday the 29th at 8:30 am. We will try to leave the office a little early on Wednesday as well, so be sure to get your prescriptions filled early! Please call with any questions or concerns (707)763-1972

It has been a beautiful day here at the clinic. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some sunshine while w...
11/05/2021

It has been a beautiful day here at the clinic. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy some sunshine while we have it!

GG got to meet a new friend at the clinic today! It was such a pleasure for all of us to see sweet little Storm. πŸ’™
10/27/2021

GG got to meet a new friend at the clinic today! It was such a pleasure for all of us to see sweet little Storm. πŸ’™

Yes! You were correct! The "bean" is the common name for a collection of smegma in the tip of the horse's pen*s. The tub...
09/30/2021

Yes! You were correct!
The "bean" is the common name for a collection of smegma in the tip of the horse's pen*s. The tube that the urine passes through is called the urethra and just above the urethra is a pocket of space called the urethral fossa and this is where the build up of dirt and grime happens, which results in hardened "beans". It is important to remove these beans for your horse's comfort and ease of urination. It is recommended to have your horse's sheath cleaned regularly. Your veterinarian can do this minimally invasive task when they are already sedated for other routine work like dentistry.

Can you guess what these are? The measurement is in centimeters. I will post the answer tomorrow morning!
09/28/2021

Can you guess what these are? The measurement is in centimeters. I will post the answer tomorrow morning!

GG and our summer intern, Lena, discussing their end of summer blues. GG, like the rest of us, is clearly distraught ove...
09/03/2021

GG and our summer intern, Lena, discussing their end of summer blues. GG, like the rest of us, is clearly distraught over Lena’s last day with us!

09/03/2021

What a fun morning at the clinic with wonderful Tonic showing us his awesome tricks!

Yes, you are right!  It is an Enterolith that a client found in their horse's manure. Enteroliths are intestinal stones ...
08/27/2021

Yes, you are right! It is an Enterolith that a client found in their horse's manure. Enteroliths are intestinal stones that form within the colon and can obstruct the intestine, resulting in colic. They can form as the result of many factors, including certain diets, breed predisposition, and/or management practices, but it is not well understood why some horses develop enteroliths and others do not. Enteroliths come in all sizes, from smaller ones like this one, to larger ones that have to be surgically removed. The flattened one is indicative that it was resting against another one in the intestine.

We haven't played this in a while..... What is it?  I will post the answer tomorrow morning. Have Fun!
08/26/2021

We haven't played this in a while..... What is it? I will post the answer tomorrow morning. Have Fun!

T-post troubles! Luckily this sweet mare’s mama called us quickly to have this facial laceration repaired. Facial lacera...
08/24/2021

T-post troubles! Luckily this sweet mare’s mama called us quickly to have this facial laceration repaired. Facial lacerations heal nicely in general and we anticipate she will make a full recovery. The last photo is after being sutured, stapled, and sprayed with Alu-spray.

Just pointing out that we have joined Instagram! Follow us as we drop useful bits of information, cute horse pictures, a...
08/03/2021

Just pointing out that we have joined Instagram! Follow us as we drop useful bits of information, cute horse pictures, and updates along the way. πŸ’™πŸ΄ @artaurusequineclinic

07/26/2021
www.cdfa.ca.gov

EQUINE HEALTH ALERT! Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Update, New EHV-1 Quarantine in Sonoma and Sacramento Counties:

At a recent horse show in Sonoma County, one horse was confirmed with EHM secondary to EHV1. Complete details can be found in this link from the CDFA. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/AHFSS/Animal_Health/equine_herpes_virus.html

Dr. Robert recommends that we all stay home from shows and gatherings for a week at least. The horse show management has notified all participants from that show. If you were at the show, please take twice daily temps of all horses, separately quarantine the show horses from the others, practice good biosecurity in the whole barn, no nose to nose contact, wash hands between handling horses, no shared brushes/equipment/buckets etc.

Here is a link to good information on EHM:

https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Animal_Health/pdfs/Equine_EHMbrochure.pdf

Exciting news!  Need a refill or a new prescription filled or just need some supplies but live out of the area so can't ...
07/14/2021

Exciting news! Need a refill or a new prescription filled or just need some supplies but live out of the area so can't get by to pick up here? We have a new and easy way for you to received your supplies and prescriptions. Just call or e-mail us here in the office! We can have your items drop shipped right away at no extra cost right to you. Easy peasy!

Things are getting right side up again at Artaurus!  Let's welcome Kelly Raney as our new team member managing the front...
06/15/2021

Things are getting right side up again at Artaurus! Let's welcome Kelly Raney as our new team member managing the front desk. She is from this area, ridden hunter/jumpers and eventers and now is a cowgirl. She has spent the last 6 years working for very large small animal clinic in Healdsburg and is extremely knowledgeable. We no longer will have short office hours! Welcome Kelly!!!

Things are a bit upside down in the office here at the moment and until I can get some awesome team members hired to hel...
04/13/2021

Things are a bit upside down in the office here at the moment and until I can get some awesome team members hired to help me out, I am adjusting the office hours slightly. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's will be regular hours 8:30 to 5, Wednesdays and Fri the office will close at 3. Dr. Robert will work regular hours of course and if you have an emergency or urgent need you can page. If you call in after 2 pm on Wed or Fri to pick up supplies or meds, they will be ready for pick up first thing the next weekday morning. Continuing to call in prior to pick up really helps so thanks so much for continuing to do that. Appreciate each and everyone of you! You are the best clients!

Address

1384 Skillman Ln
Petaluma, CA
94952

General information

We are a full service equine veterinary clinic, offering everything from vaccines and dentistry to digital radiographs, ultrasound and reproductive services. A veterinarian is always on call for those unforeseen emergencies. Our technicians and office staff love horses and are committed to excellent client/patient care. We work with many farriers and referral veterinarians to keep your equine companion happy and healthy! Stop by our clinic at 1384 Skillman Lane in Petaluma for a tour of our facilities.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 3pm

Telephone

(707) 763-1972

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Thank you Dr. Robert and Chris for taking care of Innis in your hospital last night! This is a video of Aspen welcoming him back home this morning. Happy boys!
Well, it's been great!! We could not have done this without the support from #TeamAshley πŸ™β€ Here's a glimpse into our weekend, and my gosh it was a great one full of great times and great friends. Stay tuned though everybody, I'm bringing my NEXT Retired Racehorse Project home with me from Kentucky... and I think you're gonna like this one! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ƒ Team Ashley: Triple Crown Feed, Artaurus Veterinary Clinic, Trevor Burris Farrier Service, and the Neighsavers Horse Foundation for bringing Ashley and I together! 😊
First 700 miles down, no sweat πŸ’ͺπŸ’ƒ πŸ‘‰ (figuratively speaking anyway... it was 101- 107 degrees at times today 😳) All tucked in for the night! We're in Kingman, AZ this evening. It's hot and dry up here. Great news is she's eating and drinking well....hopefully she keeps that up. So far she is handling the hauling better than I expected, I've been worried she'd lose a bunch of weight she didn't need/can't afford to lose by the time we get there, ....but maybe, just maybe we've turned a corner. - More soon Team Ashley: Triple Crown Feed, Dr Amber Johnson Artaurus Veterinary Clinic, Trevor Burris Farrier Service
"Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin', We gonna do what they say can't be done. We got a long way to go, and a short time to get there, I'm eastbound just watch ole bandit run!" ... name that Appropriate tune!? πŸ˜„ Well, the time has finally come…Ashley and friends, the dogs and I have started on our journey East to Kentucky, for the Retired Racehorse Project 's Thoroughbred Makeover October 4th - 7th! It's been a spectacular morning so far, but send out a little prayer for us to have an uneventful trip, because like that song says, we've got a long way to go and a short time to get there πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ Hats off: We wouldn't be in this journey without the help of our amazing sponsors: Dr. Amber Johnson and the entire Artaurus Veterinary Clinic crew, Triple Crown Feed, and Trevor Burris Farrier Service... thank you all! #TeamAshley #2018ThoroughbrebMakeover #TripleCrownFeed #holysmokeshowdidwegetheresofast
Got Ashley out for another day at the beach last week😊 There were all sorts of odd😱🧐 things for her to discover while out thereπŸ˜„. It was beautiful though, and more great experience for her leading up to the Thoroughbred Makeover in October. Can't thank Dr Amber Johnson of Artaurus Veterinary Clinic and Trevor Burris Farrier Service for keeping Ashley sound and healthy through her training process... no way we could do it without you both πŸ™πŸ‘β˜Ί Have a great start to your week everyone! - Kalley #TeamAshley #TripleCrownFeed
April is awesome tooπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’œ
The best vet great bedside manners working with him is so easy great guy friends for lifeπŸ΄πŸ‡πŸŽπŸ‡πŸŽπŸ‡πŸ’œ
Here is Jag with his favorite two Platinum Performance Products. Platinum Antioxidant and Platinum Healthy Weight. He loves these products because they help him compete at his best. The Antioxidant blend of vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium promotes advanced tissue protection and healing. The Healthy Weight with flax oil and vitamin E gears him up for those long weekends of competition. It feels good to be giving my horse a product I can trust. I know he is getting exactly what is on the label. Before using these products Jag had muscle soreness all over his body. Now he is ready to run!! #thisismyhorse #platinumproud #artaurusequineclinic
So nice to have my brother best vet in the county! Yesterday this guy was covered with crusty eruptions from some allergic reaction. One visit to Dr. Robert and he is 100 times better already.