Acupuncture in the Performance Horse

Acupuncture and herbal therapies have been gaining popularity in the United States over the past 30 years, but popularity does not necessarily mean efficacy. How do you decide with all the therapies and products that are out there which ones are safe? How do you know which ones will work? Deciding which modalities will improve[…]

Preventing Wormy Woes (News in the fight against parasite resistance.)

The trees are blooming the grass is growing and it is a beautiful time on North Central Florida farms.  Everything is perfect right?  Unfortunately for many small ruminant producers this is a frightening time of year.  The mild temperatures combined with wet weather can make this the time of year for parasite problems.  Depending on[…]

Acupuncture for our Equine Friends

Acupuncture is one of those things that brings visions of voodoo and colorful aura drawings to people’s minds.  It is a very ancient practice that has been lumped into the new age phenomenon which has been gaining in popularity for the past 10 years or so. So what is the deal with Acupuncture? Is it all pseudoscience?[…]

When to inject?

Your trusty steed has lost a little of the pep in his step, what do you do next?  Most people talk to trainers, friends, barn mates and veterinarians. Generally at least one of them will say “maybe it’s time to inject the hocks.”  Joint injections are starting to be considered maintenance for our athletic friends[…]

Resistance, Worms and Disease OH MY!

In the Past 5 Years I have seen awareness about parasite resistance to deworming increase, but, owners still seem unsure of what to do about it.  Creating programs that rotate dewormers and require a high frequency of treatment feel reassuring.  Unfortunately those practices are outdated, expensive and have caused the resistance issues we now face[…]

Get Ready for Spring

Spring time is coming and it a beautiful time in North Central Florida! Unfortunately it is also the time for mosquitos, heaves and laminitis. Make sure that you a ready for the transition in weather and please call if you have any questions. Although we are currently still waiting on a truck topper/tool box to[…]

Hello world!

Hoof and Horn Veterinary and Acupuncture Services was started by Veterinarian Jill Barabas in 2016. Our mission includes improving animal health and welfare by increasing access to veterinary care and educating individuals about the importance of preventative medicine. We strive to offer services that are appropriate for every client by combining conventional and alternative medicine[…]