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April 12, 2017
Wallowa County Chieftain
Annual oral exams for horses important
Now that the snow is gone, and
the sun is starting to show its face,
it’s time to take a look at our horses
and get them ready for riding. One
of the most important parts of that
preparation involves an oral exam.
Most horse owners would agree
that the older gelding that lost some
weight over the winter should defi -
nitely have his mouth examined. But
what about the four-year- old pros-
pect you are planning to put many
saddle hours on this summer? She’s
so young, how could she need an
oral exam already?
Oral exams and dentistry are
important for horses of all ages.
Though our pocket books may wish
that they didn’t, horses eat for a liv-
ing. They consume copious amounts
of roughage in the form of grass and
hay, then chew in a specifi c patterned
motion to break that roughage down
into small pieces.
Those small pieces then ferment
in your horse’s distal gastrointesti-
Michelle Janik
nal tract to provide the nutrients he
needs. Maintaining proper chewing
and grinding action of the teeth is one
major component to maintaining gut
health and preventing colic, choke,
stomach ulcers and weight loss.
Young horses especially benefi t
from frequent oral exams, as their
mouths are changing rapidly in the
fi rst fi ve years of their life. Oral ex-
ams should begin with the newborn
foal to evaluate for congenital de-
formities and malocclusions (poor
tooth alignment) that might affect
that foal’s need for dental monitor-
ing throughout its life.
As a young horse loses her de-
ciduous (baby) teeth, her mouth and
Henderson Inc. receives contract
Henderson Logging Inc. of Wallowa has received a con-
tract to perform work on Forst Road 41 (Lick Creek Road) in
western Oregon. Crews will replace 16 culverts and remove
three cattle guards along the road beginning April. The con-
tract also calls for resurfacing nearly 15 miles of the road. The
project is expected to be completed by June 16.
Job numbers on the rise in county
Things are looking up for those in Wallowa County look-
ing for jobs.
According to the State of Oregon Employment Depart-
ment, the county added an estimated 90 jobs in the period
February 2016-17.
The private sector increased by 609 jobs, led by gains in
wholesale and retail trade and fi nancial activities. Twenty jobs
were added in the information and professional and business
services sector. The public sector added 30 jobs with gains in
federal, state and local government.
Wallowa County tied for third among Oregon’s 36 counties
for best over-the-year improvement.
chewing pattern can change. Yearly
oral exams identify problems in a
young horse’s mouth early and allow
for moderate correction where need-
ed to re-establish a normal grinding
surface. Your veterinarian will also
check for wolf teeth, which can be
removed to prevent interference with
the bit and allow your veterinarian to
shape a bit seat.
In the middle-aged horse, a yearly
oral exam can identify sharp points
along the cheeks and tongue that if
left unidentifi ed can cause severe
ulceration to the soft tissue of the
horse’s mouth. Your veterinarian
will be on the lookout for periodon-
tal disease (infection and infl amma-
tion of the ligaments that anchor the
teeth into the jaw) that could lead to
tooth compromise and loss.
They will also be checking for
waves and hooks that indicate un-
even wear of the teeth. This uneven
wear can compromise the innate
grinding pattern your horse uses to
break down the roughage it eats all
day, every day.
Oral exams in the older horse are
important to identify all of the issues
already discussed but also necessary
to identify compromised, infected
or fractured teeth that may need to
be removed. Your veterinarian will
also examine your horse’s mouth
for overgrowth of individual teeth
where the opposing tooth was dam-
aged or lost.
This overgrowth results from the
tooth not being able to grind against
the opposing tooth during mastica-
tion. Too much of this overgrowth
can severely compromise the normal
grinding pattern and your horse’s
ability to chew.
Though the current recommenda-
tion from the American Association
of Equine Practitioners is that your
horse would benefi t from a yearly
oral exam to monitor his teeth, there
are some signs that you should be
on the look-out for that could indi-
cate an existing oral problem. These
signs include: biting issues, head
tossing under saddle, weight loss,
quidding (dropping wads of partial-
ly chewed roughage while eating),
dropping grain while eating or ab-
normal grinding pattern when you
observe your horse eating at the feed
Call your veterinarian to set up
your horse’s annual oral exam before
riding season is in full swing. The an-
nual exam is an excellent opportunity
to collaborate with your veterinarian
and create a plan for your horse’s cur-
rent and future oral health.
Michelle Janik graduated from
Oregon State University’s College
of Veterinary Medicine in 2016
and is an associate veterinarian
at Enterprise Animal Hospital Inc.
She enjoys meeting and providing
veterinary care for all creatures,
but has a special love for all large
Hospital wins ‘Blue Zones’ honor
Wallowa Memorial Hospital
has been named a Blue Zones
Project Approved Worksite by
Blue Zones Project Oregon.
The honor was celebrated in a
private reception April 4.
Blue Zones Project Oregon
is a statewide well-being im-
provement program aimed at
making the healthy choice the
easy choice in workplaces and
“It’s huge for this hospital
and for this community, and
Blues Zones Project has offered
a lot of resources to help with
our employee wellness pro-
grams, “ said Margaret Lamm,
director of nutritional services
at the hospital and a member of
the CommitToBeFit wellness
Skylight Gallery
Blue Zones Project Oregon
recognized Wallowa Memorial
Hospital for its commitment to
a growing list of wellness pro-
grams and policies that include
plant-based options in its cafe-
teria, a quiet space for staff to
downshift, workstations that
allow sitting or standing, walk-
ing programs with incentives to
participate and free annual bio-
metric screenings. When Blue
Zones Project representatives
came to the hospital to present
the award, they offered a series
of workshops to help employ-
ees identify their unique gifts
and life’s purpose.
“The Blue Zones philos-
ophy addresses all aspects of
well-being, including mental,
social, physical, nutritional and
spiritual,” said Wallowa Memo-
rial Hospital human resources
director Linda Childers, also a
member of the CommitToBe-
Fit wellness committee, who
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Worship at 11 a.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
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Fr. Francis Akano
301 E. Garfi eld Enterprise
Mass Schedule
Tues-Fri 8:00 am
Saturdays 5:30pm Sundays 10:30am
St. Pius X Wallowa Sundays 8:00am
All are welcome
Joseph United
Methodist Church
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spearheaded the application
process to earn Blue Zones
Project Approved status.
“Wallowa Memorial Hos-
pital has an impressive ded-
ication to employee as well
as community health and
well-being and this takes their
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Courtesy Kari Carper
Members of the Wallowa Memorial Hospital wellness
committee, from left, Gwen Thomas, Margaret Lamm, Linda
Childers, Erica DeWeber and Chantelle Johnson, hold the
framed certificate earned from the Blue Zones Project.
3rd & Lake St. • Joseph
Pastor Cherie Dearth
Phone: 541-432-3102
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 am
St. Patrick’s
Episcopal Church
100 NE 3rd St, Enterprise
NE 3rd & Main St
Worship Service
Sunday 9:30am
Summit Church
Gospel Centered Community
Service time: 10:30 am
Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise
Pastor Mark Garland
409 W. Main
Enterprise, Oregon
Worship 2 nd & 4 th Sundays - 2 pm
Bible Study
2 nd & 4 th Thursdays - 11 am
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Christian Church
Christ Covenant
85035 Joseph Hwy • (541) 426-3449
Pastor Terry Tollefson
Church Offi ce: 541-263-0505
Worship at 9 a.m.
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship at 6 p.m.
(nursery at A.M. services)
Family Prayer: 9:45am
Sunday School: 10am
Worship Service: 11am
“Loving God & One Another”
David Bruce, Sr. - Minister
723 College Street
Presbyterian Church
Enterprise Community
Congregational Church
Discussion Group 9:30 AM
Worship Service 11:00 AM
The Big Brown Church
Childrens program during service
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Stephen Kliewer, Minister
of God
606 West Hwy 82
Wallowa, Oregon
Sunday School • 9:30
Worship Service • 10:45
Pastor Tim Barton
already strong wellness pro-
gram to the next level,” said
Aaron Patnode, Blue Zones
Project Oregon executive di-
rector. “Together with lead
funder Cambia Health Foun-
dation and in support of the
Oregon Healthiest State Ini-
tiative, our goal is to transform
the settings that infl uence peo-
ple’s day to day health. When
worksites like Wallowa Me-
morial Hospital get involved,
the benefi t to employees is
Wallowa Memorial Hos-
pital’s wellness program was
established in 2007 and has
continued to grow.
“This designation as a
Blue Zones Project Approved
Worksite is a validation of all
the work that’s gone into pro-
moting healthy lifestyle choic-
es to our employees,” said
hospital CEO Larry Davy.
with an open door
Pastor Archie Hook
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Sunday Worship 11am
Bible Study 9:30am
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Seventh-Day Adventist
Church & School
305 Wagner (near the Cemetery)
P.O. Box N. Enterprise, OR 97828
541-426-3751 Church
541-426-8339 School
Worship Services
Sabbath School 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Worship Hour 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Pastor Jonathan DeWeber
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in Downtown Joseph
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