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Dunthorpe Farm Veterinary Services

Dunthorpe Farm Veterinary Services Dunthorpe Farm Veterinary Services is a specialty veterinary practice offering equine and small animal acupuncture and chiropractic and equine dentistry.

Dunthorpe Farm is a specialty veterinary practice devoted to enhancing equine wellness and performance through chiropractic, acupuncture and dentistry, and small animal wellness through chiropractic and acupuncture. Owner Dr. Kelly Foltman has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years. All visits are by appointment only, and can be mobile or at Dunthorpe Farm.

Operating as usual

04/21/2022

Don't miss this in-person event - the first in series about equine nutrition and your horse's health. Virginia Tech Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center

This is Conan and he is but one of many reasons why I love what I do....Hi! This is Randi. I just wanted to update you o...
11/19/2021

This is Conan and he is but one of many reasons why I love what I do....

Hi! This is Randi. I just wanted to update you on COnan. He is doing great. His back is not so hunched since he was adjusted, he is running more, and even people have noticed how he seems to be better. I also think the acupuncture helped him- he seems calmer, happier, and more playful with his brother. He has gone up and kissed other dogs he knows in the neighborhood which I haven't seen him do - maybe ever. He seems more relaxed and content as well. We would love to schedule another appointment for him when you are open. Thanks so much for seeing us and helping us with Conan.

Photos from Loudoun County Equine Alliance's post
08/31/2021

Photos from Loudoun County Equine Alliance's post

Photos from Loudoun County Equine Alliance's post
08/28/2021

Photos from Loudoun County Equine Alliance's post

06/16/2021

Travelling with your horse? Attend this Zoom Webinar that provides helpful information from required paperwork to great hints about travelling with animals. Thanks to Virginia Cooperative Extension Service for this information.

03/25/2021

There're 2 weeks left to get your 15% discount at Southern States Purcellville! Join or renew you LCEA membership today at http://loudounequine.org/!

Chiropractic, acupuncture and laser as needed.  It's always satisfying to  watch the reactions of patients as they becom...
03/24/2021

Chiropractic, acupuncture and laser as needed. It's always satisfying to watch the reactions of patients as they become relaxed and relieved of discomfort.

Making a positive difference for an animal...this is why I love being a veterinarian.
09/04/2020

Making a positive difference for an animal...this is why I love being a veterinarian.

Virginia Cooperative Extension - HORSE
05/08/2020

Virginia Cooperative Extension - HORSE

W**d of the Week: Buttercups are a herbaceous perennial that tend to be opportunistic, coming up in thin or bare spots where pastures have been over-grazed. While horses tend to avoid eating them (which is good, since they’re toxic), they take up space and nutrients that could be used to support forages your horses can eat. Although most folks notice Buttercups this time of year, the best time to apply herbicide is in late February or March, when they first start to grow (products containing 2,4-D and dicamba are very effective at this time). Keep in mind that spraying is really a short-term Band-Aid -- the best way to prevent buttercups is to have a thick, healthy stand of grass. If you’re interested in learning more about pasture management and w**d control, sign up for the Equine Forage Webinars held Thursday evenings each week at 7pm from now through June 18th: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lBeJyWnaSJ6D3XwFDviekQ?fbclid=IwAR2PsFaPufmrRB9ElYo8fArcekNM_iEcdpvbvhUE96FpImFdh2rhUFm-PY0

Loudoun County Equine Alliance
04/30/2020

Loudoun County Equine Alliance

Attention Equestrian Businesses and Non Profits …

Please email LCEA with stories on how COVID19 is impacting your business. What measures are you taking to ease the impact? We Want to Know!

Please send an email to [email protected]. Your responses will be used to help inform County officials about what they can do to help equestrians in Loudoun.

Please respond by Monday, May 4.

04/23/2020
Loudoun, VA Made Loudoun, VA Grown Application Form - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

Loudoun, VA Made Loudoun, VA Grown Application Form - Loudoun County Economic Development, VA

At the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, we’re here to help build your business. Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county’s business climate, we’re ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whe...

Equestrian businesses,  LCEA wants to hear how your business has been impacted by COVID19
04/22/2020

Equestrian businesses, LCEA wants to hear how your business has been impacted by COVID19

How has your equine business been affected by COVID-19?
LCEA would like to hear from you!
We are collecting information on the local impact of the virus on the equine industry to share with the Loudoun County Government. Email us at [email protected] by Wednesday, April 29, to share your experience. All personal information will remain anonymous. Your input is crucial in helping us advocate for our local equine industry!

ExtensionHorses.org
04/06/2020

ExtensionHorses.org

The financial assistance webinar will be Wednesday, April 8 at 1p Eastern.

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Options for Horse Owners and Horse Businesses
https://psu.zoom.us/j/655409465

If you or your business is struggling financially due to COVID-19 related layoffs, closings, or reduced business, join us to learn about some assistance options.

Ashley Harkins from the United Horse Coalition will begin by explaining what the UHC does and resources they provide horse owners and the industry to prevent horses from becoming at-risk. She will also talk about a resource database of safety net programs including rescues and hay banks for horse owners.

Then Bryan Brendle from the American Horse Council will describe some pandemic-related federal assistance programs including unemployment assistance, federal tax rebates, and two small business loans made available by the CARES Act (the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan). He will discuss who qualifies and how to apply for each of these.

03/29/2020
Loudoun County Equine Alliance – Serving The Loudoun County Equine Community

Loudoun County Equine Alliance – Serving The Loudoun County Equine Community

Home Mission Statement “The mission of the Loudoun County Equine Alliance is to present a unified voice to actively advocate, educate and communicate the goals, initiatives and benefits of the horse industry, in order to advance the interests of all equine disciplines and the entire equestrian rel...

COVID-19 Resources | Virginia Horse Industry Board
03/26/2020
COVID-19 Resources | Virginia Horse Industry Board

COVID-19 Resources | Virginia Horse Industry Board

The Virginia Horse Industry Board has developed a list of information and resources for horse owners regarding COVID-19. As we navigate the pandemic, please utilize the resources below to assist you with your equines, family and business needs.

Virginia Horse Industry Board
03/07/2020

Virginia Horse Industry Board

Now licensed in Maryland and West Virginia!
02/11/2020

Now licensed in Maryland and West Virginia!

Help Your Horse Beat the Heat – The Horse
07/19/2019
Help Your Horse Beat the Heat – The Horse

Help Your Horse Beat the Heat – The Horse

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses. Two veterinarians share tips on how to help your horse beat the heat.

Experts warn dog owners after pet's pads burn off during walk
06/20/2019
Experts warn dog owners after pet's pads burn off during walk

Experts warn dog owners after pet's pads burn off during walk

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. (KEPR) — Experts at Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital in Washington state want to warn dog owners about the dangers of walking your pet in the summer sun after a dog is treated for burned paws. Earlier this month, Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital posted about a recent incide...

Longhorned tick detected in Virginia
06/10/2019
Longhorned tick detected in Virginia

Longhorned tick detected in Virginia

In May of 2018, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa confirmed the finding of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick (otherwise known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) in Virginia. It was previously unknown in the state, but since then has been detected in 24 counties, mostly in...

Cargill recalls Southern States feed due potentially deadly toxins
05/08/2019
Cargill recalls Southern States feed due potentially deadly toxins

Cargill recalls Southern States feed due potentially deadly toxins

The affected produces included feed for a variety of animals and were manufactured and sold in the eastern United States, but removed from retail shelves throughout February, March, and April 2019.

A Place Called Hope
04/16/2019

A Place Called Hope

Between the lead cases we have gotten in, and now the influx in Rodenticide Secondary Poisoning cases, we are in battle over here at APCH. Admitted a Great tHorned Owl from a golf course who was a classic case of rodenticide poisoning, and she died after one grand seizure. (This Golf Course DID NOT use rodenticides, but a neighborhood surrounds it) This picture was after she was flipped over since she was discovered face down after a seizure. She is free from her agony, but as we examined her body, we found a brood patch. This means she left an active nest of babies. Long story short, we arrived just in time before crows invaded nest. No dad present, and even if he was, he only drops food off to his family and does not sit on the babies or rip and tear food for little mouths. We presume he has also succumb to the rodenticides since there still has been no sighting of him. We retrieved two young owlets who we feared also ingested poison. They are still alive but one of them was in crisis and is currently guarded. We also took in a Red Tailed Hawk from Madison who responded well to the Vitamin K therapy and is going to survive her secondary poisoning. We got her in time to save her. Often that is not the case. We admitted two more secondary poisoning cases just yesterday... a Coopers Hawk from New Haven and a Red Tailed Hawk from New Britain. Both displaying symptoms and experiencing micro seizures. It may be too late for these two. Time will tell.
PLEASE: STOP USING RODENTICIDES
Your quick fix solution has a long term effect and kills many non-targeted victims. NO, it is NEVER SAFE and your exterminator and the company selling the product is LYING when they tell you it is. It is toxic and it is deadly otherwise it would not kill the mice or rats you are targeting. YES, some need repeat doses so the single dose ingested won't likely kill anything, but over a few doses, it builds up to a level that is deadly and will eventually kill whatever, whomever has ingested it. This must stop but since so many stores still carry this deadly product on their shelves and so many people don't stop to think about the bigger picture, we fear we will continue to fight this battle. We can't tell you how many times we have heard, "I don't want to touch the dead mouse or rat" or "I don't want to see the dead mouse or rat" therefore rodenticide is chosen. If you have the power to take those lives away, then it is on you to do so humanely and responsibly. Find an alternative to poison. Do exclusion work, use a Live trap and relocate, or a Snap Trap, or RatZapper. Our favorite rodent control is to put up Owl Nesting Boxes. I know of someone who collected used ferret bedding to spread near active rodent areas and the mice evacuated. We owe it to our wildlife to make better choices where we are not causing more damage. We at APCH are doing all we can, but we need your help in spreading the anti-rodenticide message. Please alert your friends and family. Thank you for caring and as always thank you for sharing.

UK researchers invite equestrians to participate in online survey, Portrait of a Rider | News
03/25/2019
UK researchers invite equestrians to participate in online survey, Portrait of a Rider | News

UK researchers invite equestrians to participate in online survey, Portrait of a Rider | News

gettyimages_ridersurvey.jpg Photo by Leon Harris, Getty Images February 25, 2019 | By: Karin Pekarchik LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researcher Karin Pekarchik and College of Public Health researcher Kimberly Tumlin are seeking participation f...

Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners - Home
02/14/2019
Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners - Home

Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners - Home

The goal of the VAEP is to improve the health and welfare of horses in Virginia through the professional support of its equine practitioners. Member benefits include continuing education opportunities, such as dinner lectures, seminars and wetlabs instructed by both nationally and internationally re...

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Dunthorpe Farm is a specialty veterinary practice devoted to enhancing animal wellness and performance through chiropractic, acupuncture,and laser therapies, nutritional counseling and equine dentistry. Dunthorpe Farm is committed to working closely with your regular veterinary practitioner, in order to optimize results. Owner Dr. Kelly Foltman has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years. All visits are by appointment only, and can be mobile or at Dunthorpe Farm.

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On Wednesday, I toured several towns and villages in western Loudoun, including Aldie, St. Louis, Paeonian Springs, Hillsboro, and Lovettsville. In order to get a better understanding of issues that are currently before the Board of Supervisors, I visited the historic Aldie Tavern as well as the Village of St. Louis, where I learned how significant these two places are in Loudoun’s rich history. I then met with Chris Van Vlack, president of the Loudoun County Farm Bureau, who guided me to my other stops. Our first stop was at Northern Virginia Wholesale Growers where I met one of the owners, Ramesh Seetram, and got to see the various vegetables and flowers he and his business partner offer. My next stop was at Dunthorpe Farm Veterinary Services where owner Dr. Kelly Foltman showed me her veterinary facilities and her beautiful horses. I also had a delicious lunch at Stoneybrook Farm Market and got to see up close the Route 9 revitalization project completed by the town. Finally, I ended my tour at Long Stone Farm where I met the owner, Casey Wisch who explained the various components to running a farm and being in the livestock business. I had a fantastic time learning more about the importance of preserving Loudoun’s rural economy, and I encourage everyone to visit western Loudoun and support our local farmers!