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PREVENTIVE CARE AND EMERGENCIES
You can call us for your horse’s routine physical exams, seasonal vaccinations, Coggins test (EIA), dental floating, McMaster fecal egg count, microchip application, health certificates and much more. Biannual examinations are recommended and an essential component to keeping your horse as healthy as possible regardless if they are a pet or competitive athlete. We are also available for emergencies 24/7 and 7 days a week for our established clientele.
SPORTS MEDICINE & LAMENESS EXAMINATION
Our goal is to keep our equine athletes sound and competing comfortably and successfully. We offer thorough lameness examinations. Often diagnostics are needed to help localize the lameness. These may include AI motion analysis,
peri-neural/intra-articular analgesia, digital radiography and/or ultrasound examination. After we have established a diagnosis, we offer a variety of medical and surgical treatments which are discussed on a case-by-case basis. Teamwork is essential in all equine athlete’s careers. We work closely with our clients, their trainers, as well as their farriers to provide the best care.
A pre-purchase / pre-lease examination is strongly recommended prior to buying or leasing a horse. This exam consists of physical, respiratory, neurological, ophthalmic and lameness examinations. Additional diagnostics include digital radiography, ultrasound exam, blood work, drug screening, upper airway endoscopy, McMaster fecal egg count, Coggins test and any other diagnostic requested or recommended prior to purchase release. We encourage the buyer to customize their future horse’s examination based on their goals and plans. We are not here to pass or fail a horse but rather to discuss and explain the findings in hopes to help the buyer make an informed and educated decision.
We offer the latest technology in portable diagnostic imaging with cordless state of the art digital radiography and ultrasonography. These imaging modalities aid in the diagnosis of orthopedic, soft tissue and other pathologies.
In addition to traditional medical treatments for joints and soft tissue injuries, we also offer a wide range of regenerative medicine therapies. These include Alpha 2-Macroglobulin (A2M), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), ProStride (APS), Stem Cell Therapy and Intra-articular Polyacrylamides.
Dr. Axel Beccar Varela a board-certified large animal surgeon is available for surgical consultations. He performs a variety of elective surgeries including arthroscopy, laparoscopy, upper airway surgery with or without laser assistance, as well as many other surgical procedures on a regular basis.
UPPER AIRWAY ENDOSCOPY
Upper Airway Endoscopy allows us to investigate and diagnose a variety of airway pathologies. We can visualize the upper airway including the larynx, trachea, and guttural pouches. This can be done at pre-purchase examinations or as a diagnostic tool.
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
Shockwave therapy is a treatment modality used in a variety of equine athletes. This non-invasive treatment uses electrohydraulic technology that delivers true shockwaves. This helps to stimulate the healing for soft tissue, muscle, and bone.
We now provide inhouse fecal egg counts through our Parasight System. This provides instant imaged results that can be emailed along with recommendations for treatment. Accurate, quantitative results are provided for both strongyles and ascarids.
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