McDavitt Veterinary Clinic

Equine Services


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Wellness care:    The key to optimal health is the prevention and early detection of disease.  As part of our routine care we provide physical examinations, vaccinations, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care.  At the time of service we recommend discussing any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, exercise regimens, training programs and behavioral issues, geriatric care, etc.  We also provide advanced dentistry with power dental equipment.
 
Advanced medical care:  We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are fully equipped with hospitalization facilities for critical patients. Equine emergency care is provided on a 24 hour basis.

Sports medicine and performance horse care:  We understand the additional health care needs of elite equine athletes.  Performance horses often require specialized therapy for advanced metabolic and musculoskeletal issues.  We utilize state-of-the-art techniques to help keep your horse performing at its full potential.
 
Pre-purchase examinations: An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation, neurologic examination, and ophthalmic examination is offered prior to purchasing a horse. The purpose of this exam is to provide information about the current condition of the horse to help the prospective buyer make an informed decision whether to purchase the animal. The exam may also include laboratory testing and drug screening, digital radiographs, endoscopy, and ultrasound exams.

Reproductive Services:  We provide broodmare and stallion management, including artificial insemination (cooled and frozen semen), embryo transfer, stallion collection, semen analysis and shipped semen preparation, reproductive surgery, and neonatal foal care.
 
Geriatric care:  Aged horses often have subclinical health care issues and dental problems that require veterinary attention. If your horse is over 15 years of age, we recommend a complete physical and dental examination as well as blood testing to establish baseline values.
 
Advanced lameness examination: The purpose of this exam is to evaluate the locomotion and musculoskeletal system of your horse. 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 to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.
 
Surgery:  We offer routine equine surgical services, as well as more advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopy.  We are fully equipped with an advanced equine surgical suite for invasive procedures.