Thrush is a bacterial infection, and one of the most common diseases, affecting horses’ hooves. You will likely know it when you see — and smell — it. The pungent, tar-like black discharge c ...View Article
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Mertens Mammals Equine Veterinary Medicine is galloping into our second decade of providing veterinary services to horses on the western slopes of Mt. Hood and beyond.
We believe the best partnerships exist when both horses and their humans are understood by their primary care provider. In an age when veterinary advances can deliver the world to your horse, you need a guide to help you pick and choose which parts of that world are most useful to your horse-human team.
Are you heading to the back-country, the beach, or the show ring? Or are you staying down on the farm? Do you care for one horse or one herd? Whatever your situation, we'll provide advice and direction which make sense for you. We'll help you on-site, wherever your horse happens to be.
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At the end of the day, we know this: Your horse can fully enhance your life when you are doing the best you can to enhance theirs. We love the opportunity to work constructively in these relationships.
Dr. Katharine Mertens
Mobile Equine Veterinarian | Mertens Mammals Equine Veterinary Medicine | 503-663-6400
PO Box 324
Boring, OR 97009