Equine Services

Senior Horse Wellness

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As horses get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior horse wellness program can help your horse remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Regular veterinary exams can actually help your horse live longer, too!

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a horse’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your horse enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, horses may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are quite advanced.

Senior status varies depending on your horse’s breed and size. We can help you determine what life stage your horse is in.

Before your horse reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your horse in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your horse so we can keep track of any changes.

We can treat many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also improve your horse’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending an appropriate nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications to keep your horse comfortable.

We will tailor a senior wellness plan to your horse’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your horse’s exam!

Adult Horse Wellness

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Bringing your horse in for an annual diagnostic and wellness checkup can help reassure you that your horse is healthy or help us detect hidden diseases or conditions early. Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your horse live longer. Many horses are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behavior might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some horses don’t show any symptoms.

Horses age far quicker than humans, so it is even more crucial for our companion animals to receive regular exams. In addition, the risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age.

During your horse’s wellness exam, we will perform a physical assessment, checking your horse from nose to tail. We will also make sure your horse receives appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include blood, fecal, and urine tests to check for parasites and underlying diseases. We may also recommend that your horse receive dental care. When your horse is nearing his or her senior years, we will recommend a baseline exam and diagnostic workup so we’ll know what’s normal for your horse. This will enable us to keep track of any changes.

Because you spend the most time with your horse, you are your horse’s expert, as well as his or her greatest advocate. Please let us know if you’ve noticed any physical or behavioral changes in your horse, as well as any other concerns you might have.

Call us today to schedule your horse’s exam! If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our adult horse wellness program in more detail.

Foal Wellness

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Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.

Our foal wellness program is designed to help get your foal started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your foal’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy horse, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.

Schedule your foal for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your foal has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases.

We look forward to meeting your new foal! Schedule your appointment today.