Winter Newsletter 
In This Issue
Winter hours are
in effect:

Mon-Fri : 9am-4pm

Sat: 9am-12pm

Sun: closed


*For after hours emergencies, call (406)285-0123 and press 5 to speak with the on-call veterinarian. Available 24/7

Refer A Friend Discount:

 If you refer a friend to Montana Equine, you can receive a $25 credit on your account! Be sure to have your friend let us know about the referral before they start their appointment.


January 2013

From all of us here at Montana Equine, we hope the Holidays have treated you well. As we head into the New Year, we want to remind you of some of the great services and discounts that Montana Equine has to offer. This newsletter is jam packed, so please don't hesitate to contact the clinic with any questions or concerns. (406)285-0123. Don't forget to check us out and "like" us on Facebook too!

Hoof Capsule Medial Lateral Balance
By Tom Petersen, AFA CJF  
One of the most common issues a farrier sees in lame horses as well as in sound horses is medial lateral hoof capsule imbalances. These can be caused by wear, poor trimming, and poor conformation. Medial lateral imbalances can cause sheared heels, coronary band jamming, joint space crushing, heel pain, and serious strain on the collateral ligaments of the limb. You can assess medial lateral balance of the hoof capsule by observing it either on flat level ground or from sighting it from the back of the foot while it's in your hand. Balancing the hoof capsule is one of the most important basic fundamental skills of the farrier's craft. This fundamental skill is one that is achieved over a lengthy time working with a veteran farrier and studying how the hoof capsule reacts to outside forces. Then a farrier may have the knowledge to put the hoof capsule back to a medial lateral balanced state. If you have any questions concerning balance of the hoof capsule you can email them to me, Tom Petersen, at
*Tom Petersen is a Certified Journeyman Farrier who is at Montana Equine on a fairly regular basis, seeing a variety of cases. Please call the clinic (406)285-0123 to find out more information!
Acute Colitis

Diarrhea, caused by colitis, can be a serious problem with life-threatening consequences, especially if treatment is not instituted in a timely manner. It's important to recognize the warning signs of colitis and take action immediately. To read the full article please click on the link below.



Acute Colitis Article


For more details on specific causes of colitis, or any questions, please call the clinic (406)285-0123 or email Dr. Culp at




Dr. Flint    

Our very own Dr. Al Flint is a veterinarian certified in veterinary acupuncture. He is also currently in his 3rd year of an equine surgical residency. Utilizing acupuncture in combination with western therapies offers a unique approach to veterinary pain management. Please call to schedule an appointment or to talk to Dr. Flint for further information.


Montana Equine Now Accepting Donations for Non-Profit "Honour" Fund

We would like to inform you about a fund that has been established by her owner in memory of a Thoroughbred mare named Honour. The purpose of the fund is to help clients that are considered to be in need of financial support to help see their horse through treatment or euthanasia. This decision will be made by Dr. Shannon Moreaux, assistant professor of Equine Science at Montana State University. Donations to the fund can be mailed to Montana Equine, 3934 Frontage Rd. Three Forks, MT 59752 . Checks can be made out to "The Honour Memorial Fund."

Don't forget about our Dental Discount Months!

 Most horses require at least one dental per year.

Please call the clinic to schedule your appointment today. 





November 15th thru March 15th 15% discount on routine dental procedures!

Happy New Year! Please don't hesitate to contact the clinic with any questions or concerns.
Montana Equine

Lick Foal 

Foaling Services

Interested in having your pregnant mare foal out at Montana Equine? No problem, give us a call today for more details!

MRI Capabilities

Montana Equine Medical & Surgical Center continues to host a travelling MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) trailer at our clinic on a monthly basis.   We are currently accepting appointments and/or referrals from veterinarians for horses, dogs and cats.

 Standing MREQ Trailer

Pregnant Mares & Lights

As the snow flies please remember to start blanketing and leaving on the barn lights for those early breeders in your program. Please call with questions about early reproductive care in the great state of Montana.  

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