- Diagnostic Imaging
- Digital Radiography (x-ray)
- Digital Ultrasound
- Emergency Care
- Field surgery
- Lameness Evaluations
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Digital Radiography (X-ray)
- IRAP/Stem Cell/Platelet Rich Plasma
- Pre-purchase Examinations
- Preventative Care
- Repository Radiographs
- Reproduction Services
- Breeding Soundness Examinations
- Artificial Insemination
- Pregnancy Diagnosis
Whether you’re managing one horse or an entire barn, your horses’ health is our primary concern. Our doctors will discuss with you the best options for your specific situation and create a program that will give your horse a healthy edge. Our fully equipped ambulatory vehicles allow us to perform the majority of routine exams and care where your horse is most comfortable – his own environment.
Microchips provide permanent, positive identification for all ownership issues.
- Positive I.D. by law enforcement in theft recovery cases.
- Emergency response teams scan all recovered animals following disasters.
- Transporting? Verification that a horse to be transported is in fact the correct animal, can be critical.
- Breeding operation? The chip provides quick identification of look-alike foals and yearlings.
- Microchips have been recommended as one method of permanent ID by the Equine Species Working Group for the USDA’s National Equine ID Program.
Deworming programs need to be tailored to each individual horse. This begins with twice yearly internal parasite exams, which are essential to identifying the parasite burden that each horse carries. In addition to the fecal exams, we consult with each owner on stable and pasture conditions, their horse’s age and physical exam findings and formulate a program that is specially suited to treat and prevent parasites in that individual horse.
For more information see our deworming recommendations page.
Many eye problems constitute an emergency. If not promptly treated, a relatively minor problem can quickly become a threat to maintaining vision. If you notice your horse is squinting or excessively tearing call us that day for an appointment. Our doctors are equipped to perform an extensive eye examination in the field including corneal staining, and tonometry.
A horse’s eye stained with a special dye that reveals areas of corneal damage.
A horse with a subpalpebral lavage system in place. This device allows an easy and safe way to instill topical medications directly onto the cornea.
A pre-purchase examination is highly recommended for any prospective horse owner. This exam thoroughly evaluates the horse’s overall health and soundness. Blood can be drawn and the serum stored for 6 months for retrospective drug testing. It is recommended that the examination be performed in an area with relatively hard, flat ground for the most accurate evaluation of soundness.
A pre-purchase exam does not guarantee the future soundness of the horse, but does serve to give you a complete and accurate picture of the horse’s health on that day. A horse does not “pass” or “fail” the exam, rather the information gathered from the exam allows you to make a more informed decision on your investment.
All of the following systems are evaluated during the physical examination:
The soundness exam includes:
- Evaluation with hoof testers
- Palpation of the musculature, flexor tendons, and suspensory ligament
- Palpation of the joints of all four limbs evaluation joint effusion
- Evaluation of hoof conformation
- Evaluation of General conformation
- Evaluation of soundness at the trot
- Flexion testing of the joints of all four limbs
The following services can be optional additions to the pre-purchase examination:
- Evaluation of Soundness with Tack and Rider
- Digital Radiographs
- Digital Ultrasonography
- Routine Drug Testing
- Scanning for a Microchip
- CBC and Serum Chemistry
- Reproductive Exam
- Semen Evaluation
Would you like to get your mare into foal this season? Schedule a breeding soundness exam prior to the start of the breeding season to diagnose and treat potential problems. This will improve your chances of success in getting and keeping your mare in foal.
The breeding soundness exam includes:
- General physical examination
- Reproductive Examination
- examination of external genitalia
- examination of internal genital organs using palpation and diagnostic ultrasound
- Vaginal Speculum Examination
- Uterine (Endometrial) Cytology
- Uterine (Endometrial) Culture
- Uterine (Endometrial) Biopsy