Dakota Large

Animal Clinic


Full Physical Examination

Hoof Testing

Flexion Testing

(Also Insurance Exams)

Preventative Medicine

Find the foal vaccination and deworming schedule under equine reproduction. 


March-April:  Encephalomyelitis


                     West Nile Virus




                     Potomac Horse Fever

May-June:  *For Competing and Traveling Horses*



                   Potomac Horse Fever

September-October:  Influenza


Pre-Purchase Examination

Immunizations are another important aspect of a preventative program for your horse.  It is important to vaccinate regularly in an attempt to prevent and/or reduce the risk of certain infectious diseases.  Although no vaccine is 100% effective in the face of overwhelming exposure, the severity of the disease can be greatly reduced by vaccinating the horse regularly.  These vaccinations stimulate the horse’s immune system and help them produce antibodies to combat these diseases.  If the horse has never been vaccinated, they should receive a booster shot three to four weeks after the initial vaccination. 


Bone Sequestrum





Cryptorchid Castrations




Physical Examination
Dental Examinations/Floatation

Flexion Tests

Hoof Testing

Diagnostic Blocks



Another important part of preventative care for your horse is deworming! Research has found that colics can be significantly reduced by putting horses on a continuous daily dewormer (Stongid C) or by deworming every 60 days. Internal parasites can become resistant to medications, so we recommend rotating dewormers. It is essential to use an ivermectin or moxidectin along with a praziquantel (Equimax  or Quest Plus) after the killing frost in the fall to kill stomach bots and tapeworms. Tapeworms are the cause of approximately 22% of spasmodic colics and 81% of ileocecal impactions and nearly all ileocecal intussusecetions.

To make sure that your deworming schedule is working for your horse, we recommend having a fecal egg count complete by your veterinarian 1-2 times a year.



Recommended Deworming Schedule

Jan:        Anthelcide EQ (oxibendazole)

March:    Strongid (pyrantel pamoate)

May:       Equimax (ivermectin/praziquantel)

July:       Anthelcide EQ

Sept:      Strongid

Nov:       Equimax