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Broad Run Veterinary Service, Inc.
                                            Serving the Northern Virginia Equestrian Community for over 25 years
33715 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135

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Our mission is to provide progressive veterinary care in an ethical, friendly, humane, and caring manner. We offer on-site health care services, including the following:

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Wellness/preventive care: vaccinations, including intra-nasal products; parasite control plans; physical exams; insurance exams; and health certificates. We also maintain a pharmacy stocked with medications, as well as nutritional supplements, first aid kits, grazing muzzles, and many other items.

Dental care: routine and performance and geriatric horses, including: bit seats, extractions, alignments using the latest motorized equipment (Swiss floats), and periodontal treatments. All of our doctors and technicians are licensed and trained in dentistry.

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Dental Care
Purchase exams: include physical and lameness examinations, blood work to evaluate baseline body and organ status (anemia, electrolytes, liver and kidney function, etc.), drug testing, and additional diagnostics, which may include digital radiographs, ultrasound, and thermal imaging.

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Purchase Exams
Radiology/ultrasound/thermal imaging/shockwave:
  • Digital radiographs: stall-side, with instant results as well as CD copies for your files and Metron hoof analysis
  • Ultrasonography: on-site, using portable machines to evaluate tendons, ligaments, eyes, and joints. Reproductive evaluation is available at our Purcellville location
  • Thermal imaging: using infrared cameras to detect sub-clinical lameness and pain, as well as saddle fit and hoof balance
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: using two portable machines for on-site treatment of acute and chronic conditions for horses that cannot be maintained on nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory medications or that are showing under medication rules; beneficial for conditions such as:
    • Bowed tendons
    • Suspensory ligament injuries
    • Back pain
    • Bone spavin of the hocks
    • Arthritis of the pasterns
    • Navicular disease
    • And others

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging

Shock Wave Therapy

Integrative medicine: found to be beneficial for pain relief in chronic and acute conditions such as lameness (acute-progressive), gastrointestinal disorders, performance or behavioral problems, soft tissue injuries, and joint disease
  • Acupuncture
  • Veterinary orthopedic manipulation (a form of chiropractics)
  • Chinese herbs

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Orthopedic Manipulation

Hoof care:
  • Therapeutic shoeing and trimming: our doctors were trained at Kentucky Horseshoeing School and provide service to treat high-end laminitis, developmental deformities, and hoof injuries. Glue-on shoes are a specialty, as well as hospital/treatment plates.
  • Metron hoof analysis: used in conjunction with digital radiography, this software system provides a measured hoof report for your farrier.

Electrocardiogram: portable EKG for evaluation of the heart in poor performance cases or geriatric patients

Mesotherapy: an injection technique for pain management of backs and necks

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Endoscopic evaluation: to assess upper airway function, respiratory disease, coughs, and breathing issues

Ophthalmic evaluation: stall-side tonometry and ultrasonography to evaluate the eyes to check for uveitis, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and other diseases of the equine eye

IRAP/plasma/stem cell therapy: bio-regenerative therapies that use the body’s own healing properties (stem cells, growth factors, and other anti-inflammatory mediators) to help heal soft tissue injuries and treat degenerative joint disease

Bio-regenerative therapy
AVID microchip: a tiny microchip that contains a personal, one-of-a-kind identification number for your horse. It is injected under the skin where it remains safely for life and can be read with the use of a microchip scanner. This personal number can be registered with PETtrac®, a global recovery network that has helped find thousands of pets.

Laser therapy: the application of laser light over injuries and lesions to stimulate healing within those tissues

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Laser therapy
Emergency care: is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have an emergency with your horse after hours, please call our main office number, and you will be directed to call or page the doctor on call. We have shared weekend and evening emergency coverage with Hoof & Paw Veterinary Service since 2003. Our practices share similar philosophies and provide each other with complete information regarding any patients seen.

Rental equipment:
  • T.E.N.S. unit
  • Aeromask
  • Laser

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