Fox Valley Equine practice serves clients within a 35-mile radius of the practice office in LaFox, IL. We serve back-yard barns to large boarding facilities, Miniature Horses to Clydesdales, pleasure horses to equine athletes, newborn foals to senior horses.
Established in 1990, by Dr. David Heinze, Fox Valley Equine Practice is dedicated to providing the best field medicine available for clients and their horses. Our mobile practice provides lameness evaluations, state-of-the-art diagnostics, reproductive services, preventative care, emergency services, surgery, dentistry, chiropractic, pre-purchase exams and cutting-edge medicine.
Fox Valley Equine wishes to be part of a team that includes owners, trainers, farriers, stable managers, caretakers and referral hospitals.
We will care for your horses as if they were our horses.
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The Midwest Equestrian
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: The Truth About Equine Dentistry
By Dr. Paige Billek
“With so many options and opinion out there it’s hard to what is right for your horse. Is Power Floating or Hand Floating better? How often does your horse need dental care? Does your horse still need dental exams or floating when they are older? Is your veterinarian qualified to float your horse’s teeth?”
These are a few of the questions that Dr. Billek answers in the Summer issue of The Midwest Equestrian
Did You Know?
The average horse drinks 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day.
Body Condition Scoring Body condition influences everything in your horse’s life, from reproductive efficiency, to performance, to good health. By using Body Condition Scoring, you can find out what kind of shape your horse is in, and work to improve the score....read more
“Cushing’s Disease”, also known as Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), is a condition most commonly affecting older horses (typically 15 years or older).read more
Read more to find out what the USEF microchip requirements are for 2017 and going forward.read more
What All Owners Should Know How To Do
Whether you’ve owned horses for one week or fifty years, you should know how to check for these key things.
All About Colic: Symptoms & What to Do
Learn the different types and causes of colic, how to recognize symptoms, and the action you should take if your horse is suffering from colic.
Plants Toxic to Horses
While most poisonous plants have a bitter taste that causes horses to avoid eating them, repeated exposure to certain weeds and trees can have serious effects. This guide will help you recognize the most common of these dangerous plants.