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, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care.
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 short term intravenous fluids and most laboratory results are obtained in-clinic in less than 1 hour. Emergency care for our regular clients is provided on a 24 hour basis. We have well established relationships with referral facilities for extended care or surgical needs.
Pre-purchase examinations- An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation and neurologic examination, 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 serviceable for it’s intended use. The exam often includes laboratory testing, digital radiographs, endoscopy, and ultrasound exams.
Geriatric care- Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can 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- Evaluate the locomotion of your horse. 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 help us to further evaluate the source of your horse’s lameness.
Surgery- Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.
Ultrasonography- uses sound waves to evaluate soft tissues like reproductive organs, lumps, and tumors. It is painless and non-invasive.
Digital Radiography- 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 minutes. These images are viewed on a 3 mega pixel 17″ screen and can be enlarged and windows leveled to see subtle changes often not visible on conventional radiographs.
Endoscopy- utilizes a fiber optic device for evaluating the upper airway of the horse, including the larynx, sinuses and guttural pouches. The trachea and upper esophagus can also be examined with this flexible device. Useful in pre-purchase examinations, pneumonias, or reactive airway disease.
Tonometry- is a procedure that measures the intraocular pressure of the eyeball and is useful in detecting glaucoma and uveitis.