Equine Vet Services

Spinal Manipulation

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Our veterinarian has a special interest in equine dentistry. With the large influx of “lay dentists” and “dental technicians” into the field (an illegal practice in California), he attends numerous equine dental conferences and continuing education courses throughout the year.

Dental services offered:

  • Prophylactic and Corrective Dental Equilibration and Odontoplasty (“Floating”)
  • Conservative Mesial Contouring of the first cheek teeth (“Bit Seats”)
  • Ramp & Hook Reduction
  • Incisor Contouring
  • Digital Dental Radiographs
  • Molar, Cap and Wolf Tooth Removal
  • Peridontal Procedures


  • Gait and lameness Evaluation
  • Regional and Intra-articular Nerve Blocks
  • Digital Radiographs and Ultrasound
  • Intra Articular Treatments (IRAP, PRP, steroid/HA)
  • Access to Shockwave, MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy

At Home Euthanasia

At Home Euthanasia

The decision to euthanize a family pet can be very stressful and difficult. “Is it the right time?”, “Are we making the right decision?” “Is s/he ready to go?” are common questions pet owners ask themselves at this point in their pet's lives. Unless the animal is obviously suffering, there sometimes are no clear answers. Some owners might be hesitant to take their pet to the veterinarian's office for the euthanasia, as the animal might have long associated that place with pain or discomfort. Many would rather have their pet's last moments be at home, in an environment they feel safe and comfortable. Also the physical logistics of taking a large dog home or to a crematory after visiting the vet's office might be challenging.

Working in conjunction with outstanding cremation and after care services such as Angel Paws Pet Aftercare (760-510-1010), Sorrento Valley Pet Cemetary (619-276-3361), and Thanicare (1-888-845-7555), Dr. Rosenberg is able to provide at home euthanasia that is both peaceful for the patient and affordable for the owner. After completing the necessary paperwork, an intra-muscular sedative is administered to the pet. Within 5 - 10 minutes, s/he will fall asleep (often in the owner's arms). At that point, the final injection is given through a butterfly catheter (usually in the hind leg). Your animal feels no pains and is able to die peacefully at home, surrounded by those who loved them.

After care services (transportation & communal cremation) are available if desired. An additional fee might be assessed for weekend, after-hour or emergency appointments. Please visit our website at GoInPeaceSD.com for more information.



Dr. Rosenberg first started studying acupuncture post-doc at Colorado State University in 1998. He became certified in Belgium in 1999 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists. Dr. Rosenberg utilizes acupuncture in both horses and dogs to treat a variety of diseases such as musculo-skeletal problems, neurologic deficits, energy imbalances, and gastro-intestinal disorders.


  • Trans-rectal ultrasound evaluation.
  • Uterine cultures, uterine biopsies, vaginal speculum exams.
  • Hormonal manipulation to induce ovulation and maintain pregnancy.
  • Artificial insemination with cooled semen.
  • Broodmare care and maintenance.

Pre-purchase Exams

Potential mounts, regardless of their purchase price, should be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian before buying. Many consider it an additional expense that may not be justified when compared to the price of the horse, but in many cases, it may save the new owner considerable expense and disappointment later on. The role of the veterinarian is not to give a "pass or fail" grade, but instead to find conditions and characteristics of the horse that may or may not meet the criteria, goals and needs of the new owner/rider.

Pre-purchase Exams

The exam typically takes 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. The buyer will be asked first about experience level, discipline interest, goals, specific concerns, etc. Then the seller is interviewed about the horse's medical history, current management practices (vaccines, dentistry, farrier work, feeding, EIA Coggins test, deworming schedule, etc.), current medications, reason for selling, etc. The seller might be asked to release the patient's medical records from the current veterinarian. The horse is examined thoroughly from head to tail, including vital signs, conformation, head/neck movement, dental exam, limb & back palpation/flexibility, hoof testers. The patient is then lunged in both directions, on both hard and soft ground if possible and at the walk, trot and canter. Next upper and lower limb flexion tests are performed to determine if a potential lameness is exacerbated. Radiographs, ultrasound, or a more thorough dental exam may be performed. Finally, at no additional charge to the buyer, blood is drawn and its serum is frozen and stored for three months in case the buyer would like to submit it during that time for drug testing.

Henderson Castration Tool®


All castrations are performed lying down. Instead of the classical “cut and crimp” emasculator, the Henderson Tool® is used. Attached to the end of a power drill and utilizing a twisting action, the tool might seem barbaric at first but has proven to be very effective in preventing post-castration hemorrhaging.