Over the last few years much new research in the areas of parasite control, metabolic disease, and Lyme infection in horses has become available to the veterinary community. Parasite resistance to many deworming products has developed rapidly and we are seeing the effect of this in many of our patients. Our understanding of parasite infection in adult horses has become much more nuanced and we have developed new protocols to detect and treat this condition in our patients. Metabolic disease, and its sequelae laminitis, also poses a risk to a large portion of our patients. We have improved our ability to test and treat diseases such as Cushings, insulin resistance, and equine metabolic syndrome. Finally, we now have an economical means to screen for Lyme disease and establish titters in this high tick population region.
These three disease complexes have emerged as major health issues facing our patients. In response we have designed an equine wellness plan to address these concerns while providing core vaccinations and EIA (coggins) testing.
Annual Wellness Plan –
- Coggins Testing – plus PDF copy sent to your email as well as direct client access through app on phone
- Core Vaccines – West Nile, Eastern & Western Encephalitis, Tetanus, and Rabies
- Physical Exam
- Dietary Evaluation
- Fecal Ova and Parasite Screening
- Diagnostic Based Parasite Control Plan
- Lyme Disease Screening
- Lyme Disease Screening- especially if on regular medications like Equiox
We are excited about the impact that this plan can have on the health of your horses. If you are interested in the wellness plan it can be adapted appropriately for your horse and each specific case so please give us a call.