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Fox Valley Equine practice serves clients within a 35-mile radius of the practice office in LaFox, IL. We serve back-yard barns to large boarding facilities, Miniature Horses to Clydesdales, pleasure horses to equine athletes, newborn foals to senior horses.
Established in 1990, by Dr. David Heinze, Fox Valley Equine Practice is dedicated to providing the best field medicine available for clients and their horses. Our mobile practice provides lameness evaluations, state-of-the-art diagnostics, reproductive services, preventative care, emergency services, surgery, dentistry, chiropractic, pre-purchase exams and cutting-edge medicine.
Fox Valley Equine wishes to be part of a team that includes owners, trainers, farriers, stable managers, caretakers and referral hospitals.
We will care for your horses as if they were our horses.
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Equine Adequan® I.M.
Provide relief for your horse’s symptoms of joint damage: heat, swelling, pain and lameness, with Adequan i.m. Adequan is recommended for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. It’s the only equine joint therapy clinically proven to relieve symptoms and treat the underlying causes of equine degenerative joint disease.
Do I need to put a blanket on my horse?
Read more to learn about, if and when, you need to put a blanket on your horse.
Did You Know?
The average horse drinks 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day.
A BARN IN ELGIN HAD A HORSE TEST POSITIVE FOR EHV-1, THE NON-NEUROLOGICAL STRAIN. THIS STRAIN RARELY CAUSES NEUROLOGIC DISEASE AND MORE COMMONLY CAUSES UPPER RESPIRATORY SIGNS SUCH AS FEVER, COUGH, NASAL DISCHARGE AND LETHARGY. ONE ELDERLY HORSE PRESENTED WITH NEUROLOGIC SYMPTOMS AND HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED. THREE HORSES HAVE PRESENTED WITH A FEVER AND NO OTHER SIGNS. TWO OF THE THREE HORSES TESTED NEGATIVE FOR EHV-I. THE THIRD TEST IS PENDING.
THE RHINO VACCINE DOES OFFER A LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR THE NON-NEUROLOGICAL STRAIN. THE RHINO VACCINE DOES NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR THE NEUROLOGICAL STRAIN.
THE BARN IS UNDER SELF-QUARANTINE AND IS INSTITUTING PROPER BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS. THE BARN WILL REMAIN UNDER QUARANTINE FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS AFTER THE LAST FEVER. ALL FVEP VETS AND STAFF ARE FOLLOWING PROPER BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS.