Services and Facilities
Our breeding operation is conducted in a manner to maximize conception. Our success rate speaks for itself. During each of the past three years the conception rate has been at least 92%.
We provide seasonal and year-round boarding services. Our facilities include 65 acres of limestone-enriched lush green fields and paddocks contained by diamond-mesh fencing with sight-board top rails. We offer individual stallion turnout paddocks. Special attention is given to nutritional needs -- our feed ration consists of 14% custom-mix sweet feed with additional vitamin supplements at no extra charge. Boarders receive weekly visits from the farrier; health care needs are satisfied by as-needed visits from the farm veterinarian, Dr. Phillip Hunt.
We provide optimum care for mares and foals. The foaling operation is monitored on a 24-hour per day basis via closed-circuit TV. During the foaling season an Equine Reproduction Specialist, Dr. Philip Hunt, makes daily visits to Xanthus Farm. Dr. Hunt is available on a 24 hour basis for foaling emergencies. We also have a colostrum bank on the premises.
Farm Veterinary Services
Dr. Phillip Hunt, Equine Reproduction Specialist, provides veterinary services for Xanthus Farm.
Dr. Hunt received his Masters degree from Drexel University's College of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences in 1978 and earned his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After 4 years of general equine practice in New Jersey, Dr. Hunt returned to the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in reproduction achieving board certification from the American College of Theriogenologists in 1988.
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We offer layup service for post surgical care and for race track turnout.
Rickline Horse Transport 1225 Bon-Ox Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325, U.S.A.
Phone: (717) 624-2835
Fax: (717) 624-4136