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Cass Veterinary Services

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5793 Illinois Route 78 North
Virginia, IL 62691
Phone: 217-452-7171
Fax: 217-452-7298

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Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
Saturday8am2pm
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Equine Information - Dan Bergerud DVM - Cass Veterinary Services

Horse Breeds

Horse breeds have a history as long or longer than the history of man on this planet. There are ancient horse breeds; extinct breeds; breeds on the “rare and endangered list; current day and popular breeds; and new and developing breeds. It is to provide horse owners and lovers with sound information concerning each horse breed with proper channels with which to pursue further breed/discipline information.

Pony Breeds

All ponies can be called a horse, because both horse and pony belong to the same species. The world today has many breeds and/or types of horses – in referring to some of them as horses and some as ponies, varying aspects and standards are applied by scientists, breed associations, or the general public.

Draft Horses

Draft horse breeds include those of heavy horses traditionally used for farm work, mining, logging and for the hauling of freight. From prehistoric times, it seems any race of people who conquered parts of the world were aware of the value of the horse. The importance of horses to Man grew through the centuries, and new breeds were developed to handle various types of tasks.

Horse Sports

Since 1100 B. C ( Iron Age), various horse sports and the skills of horsemen and horses, have been honed through games, races and other competitions. Surely there is little doubt that such sport occurred even earlier. The role of sports has greatly exceeded simply entertainment; at first, it increased excellence in horsemanship that gained great rewards on the battlefield. Societies that could mount large cavalries had an enormous advantage over those less prepared. Competition helped hone the skills of soldiers and generated improvements in equipment and breeding that time after time altered the outcome of history. 

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Walk-In hours at our Virginia, IL location

Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Call us at 217-452-7171 for additional information.

Virginia

Lobby hours:

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 2:00pm

Ashland Lobby hours:

Mon-Fri: 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm; Every Other Sat: 8am - 12pm

Appointments only in Ashland, no walk in clinic

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Cass Veterinary Services

Dan Bergerud, DVM
Josh Castaneda, DVM
5793 Illinois Route 78 North
Virginia, IL 62691
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  • Phone: 217-452-7171
  • Fax: 217-452-7298
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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
Saturday8am2pm
SundayClosedClosed


Contact Us

Cass Veterinary Services
Dan Bergerud, DVM
Josh Castaneda, DVM
117 W. Mechanic St.
Ashland, IL 62612
Get Directions
 
  • Phone: 217-476-8828
  • Fax: 217-476-8828
  • Email Us

Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Friday 8am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 8am 12pm
Sunday Closed Closed
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