Current research shows that the most effective approach to de-worming is "Targeted De-Worming". This is done by performing regular fecal examinations and only de-worm horses with high egg counts. Over time, this will decrease the dollars spent on de-wormers as well as decrease the number of parasite eggs on your farm.
Vaccinations are an inexpensive insurance policy to help protect your horse against serious diseases such as West Nile virus, Equine Encephalitis virus, Equine Herpes virus (Rhinovirus) and Tetanus. We recommend that horses get vaccinated prior to weather that encourages breeding of mosquitoes as many diseases are passed through a mosquito bite.
Modern horse feeding and management techniques lend horses to developing dental issues. Horses chew in a figure eight motion and as a result can develop sharp points on their molars. Regular examinations of the mouth with an oral speculum can help detect early changes in your horse's teeth.
The key to successful treatment and management of medical problems is early diagnosis. You may not notice slight changes in your horse when you see them every day. Annual examinations by your veterinarian may aid in recognizing early signs of diseases.
Our practice provides comprehensive wellness programs based on your horse’s individual needs. The goal of the program is to provide the best level of preventative health care possible within a reasonable budget.
Please contact our office to enroll your horse today!
Dr. Matt Randolph
Hospital and Barn
13752 Osborne Rd
Wakarusa, IN 46573
13507 Shively Rd
Bremen, IN 46506