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Well Horse Care

Well Horse Care
Well Horse Health Care Programs

The goal of our Well Horse Care Programs is to keep our equine patients in the best of health while helping our clients manage their horses with the utmost ease and convenience.

Life can become hectic and there seems to be no end to the details that require our attention. This program aims to relieve some of this stress by scheduling healthcare visits as part of a comprehensive yearly program all at one time.

We offer a number of different programs in an effort to address the specific needs of horses that are more or less active and based on their risk of exposure to particular diseases or infections. Strangles is an example of a complex disease that requires special considerations. Encouraging protective immunity in foals is another topic of recent research that requires special attention. A program can easily be tailored to your horses or farm should there be a need. Simply contact our office and speak with one of the veterinarians.

Companion Horse Program:

Designed for horses that are stabled at a private stable throughout the year.

Spring Visit (March-May)

  • Farm Call
  • Spring health discussion
  • Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis/ Tetanus
  • West Nile
  • Rhino-Flu Booster (EHV 4)
  • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)

Fall Visit (Sept-November)

  • Farm Call
  • Winter health discussion
  • Dental Exam & Float if due
  • Rhino-Flu Booster (EHV4)
  • Fecal Exam
  • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)

Sport Horse Program:

Designed for horses used in athletic competitions that travel to shows or events.

Spring Visit (March-May)

  • Farm Call
  • Spring health discussion
  • Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis/ Tetanus
  • West Nile
  • Potomac Horse Fever
  • Rhino-Flu Booster (EHV 4)
  • Strangles Booster (Intranasal)
  • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)

Fall Visit (Sept-November)

  • Farm Call
  • Winter health discussion
  • Dental Exam & Float if due
  • Rhino-Flu Booster (EHV 4)
  • Fecal Exam
  • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)

Senior Horse Program:

Designed for horses that are over 25 years of age and are stabled at a private stable throughout the year.

Spring Visit (March-May)

  • Farm Call
  • Spring health discussion
  • Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis/ Tetanus
  • West Nile
  • Dental Exam & Float if due
  • Annual Blood Panel Screening
  • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)

Fall Visit (Sept-November)

  • Farm Call
  • Winter health discussion
  • Dental Exam & Float if due
  • Fecal Exam
  • Rabies (only once a year in spring or fall)
Deworming

Deworming is critically important in the health care program of all horses. Horses should be dewormed a minimum of four times per year or quarterly. There are different deworming medications on the market and an optimal program will take advantage of these different medications by using an alternating schedule. The following would be a good rotation schedule for most horses in good health and condition.

Spring: Quest Plus Paste

Summer: Ivermectin Based Product

Fall: Quest

Winter: Ivermectin Based Product Or Safe-Guard


Note: Foals less than one year of age and thin senior horses have specific issues that need to be addressed when planning your yearly deworming program. We strongly suggest that you discuss these matters with your veterinarian. The products that are on the market today are generally quite safe; however some patients require additional caution.

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