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Meet Dr. Mark DePaolo

Mark DePaolo, DVM earned his veterinary degrees from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 1994.

After working at two mixed practice clinics, Dr. Mark decided to specialize in holistic equine health care. He furthered his education by learning Equine Chiropractic and Acupuncture in order to open his own practice, All Star Equine. He graduated from Colorado State University’s Acupuncture program in 2000.

Experience, innovation, and a holistic approach to equine wellbeing have enabled Dr. DePaolo Read more »


Transporting horses overseas

Have you ever wondered how they get those very expensive horses to other continents?  With the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France around the corner we thought it would be cool to post this video from FedEx about transporting horses.

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Fire Safety Tips For Horse Barns

Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day and sadly domestic animals are lost in fires each year.  Some of these tragedies are avoidable with preventative measures.  Here are a few tips and ideas to keep your barn prepared: Read more »


Do Equine Vaccines Cause More Harm Than Good?

It’s getting to be that time of year where the focus returns back to your horse. Many people feel that the late summer is the ideal time to vaccinate. We encourage you take an alternative approach to this portion of your horse’s health care. Read more »


Natural Tick Prevention

Many horses owners enjoy getting out of the arena and riding on trails. While this can be a fun and relaxing way to spend time with your horse, it may also expose both of you to disease laden ticks.

These parasites generally live in wooded and grassy areas, They anchor themselves onto the skin and need blood from a host to survive. Their ‘saliva’ may transmit the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme Disease (also known as “Lyme arthritis”) in both people and animals. They also can cause Read more »