A Spring and Fall examination of your horse ensures early identification of health issues before they become more serious. The Hometown Vet Equine Wellness Program includes:
- Farm call
- Updated health status
- Dental exam or annual float with sedation
- Fecal test for sand/fecal egg count
- Rabies and West Nile virus shots
We offer other preventative care services as needed. These include:
- Sheath/Udder cleaning
- Coggins Test
- Complete Blood Count (CBC), blood chemistry, lameness screening
We’ll vaccinate for appropriate diseases such as Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, Rabies, West Nile, Tetanus and Flu. Spring is the time to vaccinate. This insures your horse’s immunity is at a maximum when mosquito activity begins in early summer. It also protects your horses from rabies as raccoons, skunks and other critters get more active in early spring.
Teeth are a good indicator of an animal’s health status. Your horse’s teeth will continuously grow and wear down. This can lead to sharp points, which need to be "floated" or trimmed down. Keep an eye out for:
- A reluctance to eat or chew
- “Quidding” or dropping food during eating
- Bad breath, which can indicate possible tooth decay or gum disease
We recommend bi-annual dental exams for geriatric and young horses and annual dental exams for adult horses.