Coggins Testing & Health Certificates
Our veterinarians are well-versed in the paperwork required for transporting your horse across state lines. Before you pack that trailer, don’t forget your current Coggins test and health certificate! Be sure to contact us a few weeks in advance to ensure ample time for the paperwork to be filed
We recommend a yearly physical exam to make sure your horse is performing at his or her fullest potential. During a physical exam, we will talk to you about deworming protocols, vaccination programs, as well as diet recommendations. We will also look for small signs of early health problems to help you avoid more serious problems later on down the road.
Emergency and Critical Care
Every horse owner’s fear is finding their horse rolling at feeding time or seeing a wound when they come in from pasture. For these times of need, we offer a round the clock emergency service for both quick and compassionate care. Typical emergency situations can include colic, lacerations, and ophthalmic issues. If you have a question about whether or not your animal should be seen after hours, please feel free to call our office, where you will be able to discuss your concerns with an on-call veterinarian.
We can perform routine gelding (castration), laceration repairs, enucleation and minor surgical procedures. If the situation falls outside of our expertise, we offer numerous referral possibilities. We always have your patients long term health in mind!
As internal parasites become stronger, we need to be more careful about when and why we deworm. We recommend performing a microscopic fecal exam before choosing a deworming product. If your horse is a patient of ours, you can drop off a fecal sample at the clinic or we can get one during a physical exam. Our experienced veterinary technicians will determine the type and number of worm eggs in your horse’s stool. With your horse, the time of year, and their fecal results in mind, we will recommend the appropriate, most effective dewormer.
The wide variety of horse vaccines available can be overwhelming at times, but our knowledgeable veterinarians can help you decide which vaccines will best fulfill your horse’s needs.