Equine Wellness

Annual Check-ups

Dentistry

  • Routine and early dental care plays a vital role in your horse’s long-term health. Annual exams should be scheduled to closely monitor your horse’s dentition.
  • Annual exams ensure early detection of problems like ulcers, hooks, caps, fractures, abscess, waves, inclusions, and diastema for prompt attention and appropriate treatment. Their teeth continuously erupt throughout their lifetime, older horse can outlive their teeth at which time disscusions on alternate feed options may take place.
  • Your horse’s teeth will not necessarily need to be floated at every exam, but identifying a problem early allows for quick intervention.

Vaccines

  • Horses can contract infectious diseases in two ways: from other horses, and from their environment. Even horses that live alone can contract infectious diseases from contaminated feed, water, or soil, or from infected insects or wild animals. Prevention has never been so important. The number one way to do this is through an effective vaccination program.
  • Spring Visit (March-May)
    • Physical exam
    • Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis/ Tetanus
    • West Nile
    • Rhino-Flu Booster (EHV 4)
    • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)
    • Other available vaccines
      • Potomac Horse Fever
      • Strangles Booster (Intranasal, twice yearly if in a high risk area)
  • Fall Visit (Sept-November)
    • Physical exam
    • Body condition scoring/  Winter Nutrition consult
    • Dental Exam & Float if due
    • Rhino-Flu Booster (EHV 4)
    • Fecal Exam

 

 

 

Coggins

  • A Coggins test is performed to check a horse for the disease, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).  If you are traveling with your horse, a current Coggins test is required.  Your Coggins test is valid for 6 months from the result date.

Health Papers

  • Health papers are required when travelling to the U.S. Health papers are good for 30 days from the issuing date,  the veterinarian will do a health exam and pull blood for a coggins test and both CFIA signed health papers and a negative coggins test are required to cross the border. This proccess takes from 5 – 10 business days.
Additional services

Additional Services

  • Euthanasia
  • Insurance Exams
  • Disease Testing
    • Cushings (Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia or PPID)
    • Coggins (Equine Infectious Anemia)
    • EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis)
    • EPSSM (Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy)
    • EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis)
    • HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis)
    • HERDA (Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia)
    • Lethal White Syndrome
    • NI Antibody (Neonatal Isoerythrolysis)
    • Strangles (Streptococcus equi)
    • Others available upon request
  • Laboratory Services
    • Bloodwork
    • Cultures
    • Cytology
    • Drug Screens
    • Fecal Exams
    • Foal IgG
    • and more