Wellness care– “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, lameness issues etc.. Wellness visits are a perfect time to allow us to answer any questions you have about your hooved critters so that we can help them live a long, happy, and healthy life!
Time of need care– We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and most laboratory results are obtained within 24 hours. In order to better serve our clients, we collaborate with several other local practices to provide after-hours emergency services. Call (530) 622-9195 for 24 hour assistance.
Geriatric care– Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Cushings Disease that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.
Lameness examination– Evaluation of your hose in motion. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. Digital radiography, ultrasound, and laboratory tests help us further evaluate the source of your horse’s lameness. Once we identify the cause of your horses’ discomfort, we can create a plan to help you manage their care to provide the best possible quality of life.
Surgery– Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.
Euthanasia– When quality of life is no longer a possibility and it’s time to say goodbye, we will be there to provide a compassionate and dignified passing for your equine partner. Please call us at 530 622-9195 and we can provide you with insight on what to expect during this difficult time, and how to be appropriately prepared.
Ultrasonography– Uses sound waves to evaluate soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments, reproductive organs, swellings, and tumors. It is painless and non-invasive. We can diagnose equine pregnancy as early as 14-15 days after conception so you can plan for your new arrival!
Digital Radiography– Our high quality digital radiography equipment can generate images of your horses joints and bone structures within seconds. Whether at your ranch or in our hospital, we are prepared to use our state of the art digital x-ray equipment to examine bone for abnormalities including arthritic changes, fractures, OCD, bone cysts and bone infection.