Listed are a summary of our services.Please call us for more information on any of your specific needs.
Ambulatory Four fully equipped practice vehicles are available for your ambulatory needs. Our on farm services include: preventative health such as vaccines and dentistry, lameness exams including digital x-rays, medicine, surgery and reproductive services, ophthalmology, etc.Our doctors are also available on a 24-hour emergency basis.
Reproduction Our reproductive services include timed insemination with fresh, cooled or frozen semen, pregnancy diagnosis and breeding problem mares. We are able to collect stallions and process semen for shipment.We offer semen evaluation on the farm and at the clinic. Our in-house reproductive services include embryo transfers, stocks to examine and treat mares and facilities to assist with difficult foalings.
Medicine We offer all aspects of equine medicine including foal, performance horse, geriatric and general medicine. Emergency medicine including on the farm intravenous fluid therapy or hospital referral are available.Our in-house lab allows us to promptly receive information on complete blood counts and blood biochemistries. Specific tests for diseases such as Lyme Disease or Equine Protozoal Myelitis are also available.We can perform diagnostic ultrasound of foal abdomens, and specific areas of adult horses.
Surgery A padded surgery room allows us to offer short general anesthesia surgeries on an out-patient basis.We offer surgeries including mass removals, hernia repairs, assistance for foaling difficulties, laceration repair, tendon splitting, bone sequestrums (bone chips), enucleations (eye removals), etc. Our clinic is also equipped with stocks to perform standing surgeries.
Dentistry We offer both power-assisted dentistry with the Powerfloat system and specialized dentistry hand tools. These tools allow our veterinarians to perform all aspects of equine dentistry including routine correction of sharp enamel points, correction of abnormalities including “waves” and “hooks” and placement of bit seats.Wolf teeth, molar and cap extraction are also available.
Lameness Our lameness diagnostics include: diagnostic nerve blocks, digital radiography, and tendon ultrasound. Our digital x-ray system allows us to take very high quality pictures that can be viewed on the farm.We offer treatments including therapeutic joint injections (including the sacro-iliac joint), Pro-Stride joint injections, farrier consultations, controlled exercise regiments, surgical referrals, etc.
Gastroscopy With the addition of a new video-endoscope to our practice, we can definitively diagnose patients with gastric ulcers and help guide effective treatment, depending on the type of ulcers identified. Our video-endoscope is also portable, allowing imaging to be performed on the farm when appropriate. Other uses for our new video-endoscope include detailed upper airway exams, visualization of the guttural pouch, biopsy of masses within the airway or stomach, bronchoalveolar lavage (to help accurately diagnose lung disease), and identifying abnormalities within the esophagus (including relief of difficult episodes of choke (esophageal obstruction)).
Acupuncture Acupuncture is a useful tool for a variety of issues plaguing your equine companion including musculoskeletal and performance issues, allergies/dermatology issues, immune dysfunction, digestive disorders, reproductive health, post-surgical pain, recovery from trauma, as well as back and neck pain.
Pre-purchase exams Complete pre-purchase exams are performed including a complete physical and musculoskeletal exam.Endoscopic exams of the upper airways, x-rays, and ultrasound exams are also available for a thorough exam.The horse’s intended use and potential limitations are considered as part of the pre-purchase process.
To schedule a purchase exam please call the office at (540) 832-3030 or print and fax or e-mail the following forms to us: