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Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center hosts Fourth Annual Horse Health Fair
Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center hosts Fourth Annual Horse Health Fair

Premier Equine Medical Center in Placer County Invites Public to Learn About Horse Health and Help Horses in Need

The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is set to welcome the public as it hosts its Fourth Annual Horse Health Fair on Sunday, May 22, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, for people interested in learning more about horses, horse ownership and horse owners, will provide information on keeping horses healthy with various interactive discussions and demonstrations on topics from common dental and eye problems in horses to what to do for rattlesnake bites, there will even be a session on how a saddle really fits a horse. In addition to educational sessions guests can tour the 20 acre facility that includes a 10,000 square foot medical center, speak with vendors offering information on equine rescue, services, supplies, and medical products, and purchase used tack equipment with all proceeds going to help horses in need.

The Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center, located at 2973 Penryn Road, Penryn, CA 95663, has been serving the community since 1975 and moved to its new, state-of-the-art facility in June 2013. The move more than doubled its capacity for hospitalizing large animals, including horses, llamas, alpacas and goats, from 20 to 50 animals, plus gave it more space for routine office visits and the ability to better accommodate both animal and owner. The new facility increased interior square footage by 25 percent, while adding more acreage and a second barn giving the facility the ability to board more horses and offer more rehabilitation services along with pasture areas for horses to move about and graze freely. For owners, the facility also provides additional parking for large vehicles and trailers with easy access of I-80.

“We have been treating horses and other large mammals since 1975 and this annual health fair allows us to show the entire community what we do and gives them the opportunity to learn more about these majestic animals,” said Dr. Langdon Fielding, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, Equine Critical Care for the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. “We are continuing to help many animals live longer, healthier lives, but our real goal is also to provide more educational opportunities and resources to current and future owners so that they are better informed about what their animals need to thrive. We’re able to do this through events like this and our educational speaker series throughout the year.”

The Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center’s emergency and critical care team is on-call and available 24/7 with in-house laboratory services, oxygen therapy, blood and plasma transfusions, and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for horses in need of life-saving care. A surgery suite includes a hydraulic assisted table with heated waterbed and overhead hoist system to transport anesthetized patients and keep them comfortable during and after surgery. Like hospitals for humans, Loomis Basin includes radiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy and one of the few equine MRIs in the state of California to diagnose patients quickly and help determine the best course of action for the patient. The facility also offers reproduction services, dentistry, and routine and corrective shoeing. In addition to the services provided at the Penryn location, the medical team operates a fleet of six fully-equipped field service ambulatory units that are available for ranch calls to all of Placer, and parts of Nevada, Sacramento, Yolo and Yuba counties, providing emergency, dental, reproductive and preventative health care services.

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center’s Fourth Annual Horse Health Fair
Sunday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2973 Penryn Road
Penryn, CA 95663

About Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center:
Conveniently located in Penryn, California, just northeast of Sacramento the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center is the only facility between San Francisco and Reno offering hospitalization, surgery and intensive care for horses (with the exception of the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine). The original Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic was established in 1975 for both farm and companion animals. In 1991, the large animal clinic was established as an independent practice in order to improve patient care by focusing services primarily on horses. With the equine hospital opened in 2004, the practice was officially renamed Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center in 2005. All doctors and staff are highly trained in the latest medical techniques for equine care. More important is the entire staff’s total commitment to the care and comfort of individual patients. As part of its commitment to providing the highest quality medical care possible for its patients, they provide qualified equine practitioners on emergency call after hours, Sundays and holidays throughout the year, and can provide hospitalization and 24-hour intensive care for critical medical and surgical cases at any time of the day or night. LBEMC.com.

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