Full Physical Examination

Hoof Testing

Flexion Testing

(Also Insurance Exams)

Preventative Medicine


Find the foal vaccination and deworming schedule under equine reproduction. 

Lameness

March-April:  Encephalomyelitis

                     Tetanus

                     West Nile Virus

                     Influenza

                     Rhinopneumonitis

                     Rabies

                     Potomac Horse Fever



May-June:  *For Competing and Traveling Horses*

                   Influenza

                   Rhinopneumonitis

                   Potomac Horse Fever



September-October:  Influenza

                                  Rhinopneumonitis

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. 

Orthopedic

Bone Sequestrum

Arthroscopic 

Colic

Dental

​Standing

Cryptorchid Castrations

Hernia

Ovariectomy

Elective 

Physical Examination
Vaccinations
Deworming
Dental Examinations/Floatation

Flexion Tests

Hoof Testing

Diagnostic Blocks

Radiography

Ultrasound 

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.

Equine

Surgery

Recommended Deworming Schedule

Jan:        Anthelcide EQ (oxibendazole)

March:    Strongid (pyrantel pamoate)

May:       Equimax (ivermectin/praziquantel)

July:       Anthelcide EQ

Sept:      Strongid

Nov:       Equimax

Dakota Large

Animal Clinic

(605)338-5558