Wellness care- "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, McMasters fecal egg counts, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, etc. Health certificates are also available prior to travel.
Dental care- Dental problems in horses can contribute to pain, decreased appetite, poor performance, and weight loss. To prevent these problems, routine floating and balancing is performed using either a Swiss float or power float. The advantage of using power floating equipment is that it allows us to more precisely correct dental abnormalities.
Time of need care- We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and most laboratory results are obtained within 24 hours. Emergency farm calls for our regular clients are provided on a 24 hour basis.
Pre-purchase examinations- An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation, neurologic examination, ophthalmic examination, and drug screen is offered by us prior to purchasing a horse. The information gathered is used by the prospective buyer and/or agent to determine whether the horse will be servicable for it's intended use. The exam often includes laboratory testing, digital radiographs, and reproductive ultrasound exams.
Geriatric care- Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that should be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.
Lameness examination- We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. Digital radiography and laboratory tests often help us to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.
Surgery- We are equipped to perform standing or recumbent field surgery for many procedures including castration, hernia repair, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures that cannot be performed in the field may be referred to a specialist.
Reproductive Services/Ultrasound: We offer artificial insemination as well as uterine cultures and biopies to evaluate for problems related to the reproductive tract. Reproductive ultrasounds, routine pregnancy care, and newborn foal examinations (including IgG levels) are also provided.
Digital Radiography- This technology uses x-rays to visualize bone for abnormalities including arthritic changes, fractures, ocd, bone cysts and bone infection. Our unit is capable of providing digital images within 2 seconds. This allows instant evaluation of the radiographs without the need to transport the radiographs to be developed at a later time. This also allows us to forward images to a board certified radiologist or other specialist for a second opinion when necessary.
Tonometry- This is a procedure that measures the pressure within the eye and is useful in detecting glaucoma and uveitis.
For information on specific conditions, please visit our Equine Health Library.