Options for examinations include farm calls and shipping in to the practice location.
The overall health of your horse can be improved by annual examinations, vaccinations to either prevent or lessen illness. In some instances, blood work screening or other laboratory tests can be done to screen for potential life altering metabolic changes such as PPID/Cushing's Disease or Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Annual Coggins tests and interstate health certificates are able to be completed at the time of your farm call.
Recommended protocols include:
- Fall vaccinations: Potomac Horse Fever, Influenza/Flu, and Rhinopneumonitis
- Spring vaccinations: Rabies, EEE/WEE/Tetanus, Botulism, West Nile, Potomac, Influenza/Flu, and Rhinopneumonitis
- Annual Coggins test when taken off the property
- If on daily medication (NSAIDs, Pergolide, etc.) annual bloodwork is recommended
Sports Medicine and Rehab
Some of the diagnostics in a lameness evaluation include, but not limited to: physical examination, workout observation (with or without a rider), palpation, joint injections, hoof testing, radiographs, and ultrasound.. After isolating the location of disease, some therapeutic options we provide include cold laser, joint injections, shockwave therapy, and medication management. We can also consult with your farrier concerning appropriate hoof management.
Portable radiology can be performed on your farm or ours. Digital radiology is at the forefront of veterinary imaging techniques which can be brought directly to the stable, track, or farm. Highly detailed radiographs (x-rays) can be obtained, examined, and read within a matter of seconds. Copies of the radiographs can be emailed directly to the client for viewing, or specialist for review. This allows for quick transfer of images to referral hospitals, farriers, or potential buyers. Digital radiographs can complete any lameness or pre-purchase examination. Measurements such as degree of rotation, toe length, and sole depth can be taken on the digital images allowing the veterinarian to work closely with your farrier to give your horse the best possible foot care. The quick and accurate radiographs will allow you to gain valuable information about your horse’s health directly on site, helping you make a more informed decision on the care being provided.
Digital Radiography Offers:
- Superior Quality
- Increased Diagnostic Capability
- Lasting Image Storage and Retrieval
For clients who decide to breed, we also offer artificial insemination, semen collection, pregnancy confirmation via ultrasound, pre-breeding exams for both stallions and mares, and other reproductive cycle management strategies. In addition, after foaling we provide foal wellness checks/IgG testing, placental examinations, and are available for illnesses or emergencies after hours.
Emergency and Surgical Services
We are available 24/7 for emergency situations including colic examinations, chokes, wound/laceration repairs, and more. We offer some surgical procedures including gelding, caslicks, and wound/laceration repair. For certain procedures, we may refer you to a specialist.