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Foundation Equine

Wellness and Performance
Equine Veterinarians servicing

Central NJ and Eastern Bucks County PA
Call us at 609.291.0535

Equine Emergency? Call us right away at 609.291.0535!


At Foundation Equine Wellness and Performance in Crosswicks, NJ our mission is to provide outstanding veterinary care for our patients and excellent service to our clients. We will accomplish this by providing highly skilled veterinarians trained in the latest techniques using the most up to date equipment; offering reliable availability of doctors for emergencies, consultations and routine care; maintaining a courteous, knowledgeable, dedicated staff; and being the primary source of client education and information.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Equine Medical Library for you to search for additional animal health care information.

Daniel P. Keenan, DVM| Lynsey D. Makkreel, DVM| Talia M. A. Lin, DVM

All of our doctors are members of the AAEP, AVMA, NJVMA, and are licensed in NJ and PA

Foundation Equine Wellness and Performance|609.291.0535
183B Bordentown-Crosswicks Road
Crosswicks NJ, 08515


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Keenan, Dr. Makkreel, and Dr. Lin have always gone above and beyond for the care of my horses. Their expertise, compassion, and availability are second to none. I have been a client for over 30 years and will always have Foundation Equine Wellness and Performance as part of my professional team. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!"
    Nancy F. / Upper Freehold, NJ
  • "Foundation Equine is wonderful! It's a breath of fresh air to find healthcare providers that really love what they do. The staff is top notch! They are professional, kind, caring, and take the time to thoroughly answer all of my questions. Dr. Lin is so patient and gentle. Our horses love her, and so do we! So thankful to have quality veterinary care that goes above and beyond! Highly recommend."
    Sara O. / NJ
  • "Dr. Keenan is so patient and kind with our horses! From shots, teeth and general advice he is the best! He even takes time to let us learn and interact during his visits. I couldn't ask for a better equine vet."
    Selina Z. / NJ
  • "I love all 3 vets in this practice for their professionalism and the wonderful care they provide. It's so obvious they love their job!"
    Mary H. / NJ


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  • Preventing Thrush in Horses

    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 collects in the sulci, or grooves, along the sides of the frog, the triangular structure that covers about ...

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  • Select the Right Saddle

    The right saddle will make a significant difference for both you and your horse and ensure a safe, balanced and relaxing ride. Comfort is key; if the rear of the saddle is up after you cinch the saddle on your horse, or if the saddle wants to roll after you place it on, the saddle is not the correct ...

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  • Strategic Deworming for Equines

    If you are a long time horse owner, you may be familiar with traditional parasite control strategies. Traditionally, the most common parasite control approach called for horse owners to deworm their horse year round every six to eight weeks, rotating products. Alternatively, horse owners also could opt ...

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  • Why You Need to Keep Stalls Clean

    How often do you clean your horses’ stalls? Ideally, horse stalls should be cleaned every day and kept as clean as possible. Since horses often lie down in their stalls at night, this behavior means that if you are not keeping the stalls clean, horses could be lying in their own urine or manure – ...

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  • Prevent Incurable Horse Virus

    Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, advises the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The virus is rare and causes inflammation of the brain called encephalitis. Animals, especially horses, are vulnerable to this infection. "All equine cases are ...

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  • Nutrition Affects a Horse's Behavior

    Has your horse not quite been themselves lately? Have you noticed unusual fatigue or conversely, excitability? You may be surprised to learn that nutrition and dietary choices play a significant role in determining equine behavior. And, it is not simply what they eat, but how. Horse owners often report ...

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  • Horse Talk: Oral Exams Matter at Every Age

    Regular dental care is an important part of equine wellness care. Horses have a hypsodont tooth and an anisognathic jaw conformation. This means that the upper jaw is wider than the lower jaw, an arrangement that maximizes a horse’s chewing efficiency. A horse’s teeth and bite are important for more ...

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  • Keeping Your Horse Free of Colic

    Colic, in its more severe manifestations, takes more horses' lives than any other common equine ailment. If your horse has frequent bouts with this painful form of digestive upset -- or if you would like to protect him from having such problems in the future -- it's best to understand what causes colic ...

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  • Foaling Injuries and Complications

    If your mare is about to give birth, chances are that the foal will emerge normally and in good health..However, just as human births can develop complications, equine births can present complications, and these complications may threaten the mother, the foal, or both. It helps to know what might happen ...

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  • Equine Laminitis

    Have you noticed changes in your horse's gait? Are they showing signs of fatigue or are disinterested in exercising? Equine laminitis is inflammation of the sensitive and insensitive laminae in horse's feet and generally occurs bilaterally in the front feet. This multi-faceted issue tends to run in heavier ...

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