Horses and other equine patients require veterinarians who specialize in treating them so we are pleased to offer this service in Millington, MI and the surrounding communities.
Here at Care Veterinary Services, our veterinarians are able to take care of your prized horses and other equines, whether you show them, breed them, or just love them as pets. Our entire staff is dedicated to our equine patients so that they can have the very best life possible.
Since horses have different vaccination needs, depending on where they live, if they travel, and what they do, we recommend discussing your horse’s vaccination schedule with us. Together we can start a schedule that will work for you and your new horse.
Horses typically don’t get vaccinations until they are several months old, depending on their needs. Some vaccinations are started at four months old and need to be boostered three to four weeks later. Some vaccinations are not given until a horse is five to six months old. Most of these also need to be boostered three to four weeks later.
We are proud to offer equine dentistry and provide care for your horse's entire oral cavity. A horse's teeth and jaw function are vital to their overall well being, so dental care is an important part of your horse's health.
We provide floating for horses as well as a range of routine to advanced services. Proper dental care will ensure that your horse's teeth are not causing discomfort, pain, or other potential health issues.
Equine Seasonal Exam
Horses are part of our life here in Millington, and like most animals, they require multiple dewormings, vaccinations, and regular check-ups. If you own horses, then you know how important it is to maintain good health through preventative care. After all, taking care of a sick horse can cost thousands of dollars, and no one wants their companion to suffer. Care Veterinary Services provides equine seasonal exams for horses in the Millington area.
Spring is an excellent time to schedule an annual examination with your vet. Our veterinarian will get your horse up to date on vaccinations and check its fecal egg count to determine deworming steps. Additionally, the vet will check your horse's teeth to ensure good dental health. Vaccination, deworming, and dental cleanings are the top three preventative measures to take when you're concerned about your horse's health.
Vaccinations Typically Start at Six Months Old
Vaccines protect against West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Rhinitis, Influenza Clads, Tetanus, Rabies, and more. The first is a series of three vaccines, typically starting at six months. The veterinarian administers the second dose three to four weeks later. The third final vaccination is 60 to 90 days later. After that, horses get six months to yearly boosters.
Combating worms is an ongoing process. Parasites are an unfortunate fact of life, and horses depend on deworming to keep them in optimal health. These days the vet checks the animal's feces to determine a course of action. It's essential to administer the right dosage or even forgo treatment longer than eight weeks to keep the parasites from developing an immunity to the vaccine.
Horses have hypsodont teeth. To put it simply, this means that the teeth continually erupt (push up through the gums) throughout their lifetime. Their teeth are for grinding and naturally wear down from all the chewing. They also tend to break off, causing sharp points. Unfortunately, the process can cause sores in your horse's mouth, making it difficult for them to chew without pain.
During the seasonal checkup, an equine veterinarian will check a horse's teeth to determine if they need care. Typically, the vet will perform a procedure known as floating in which they smooth out those rough surfaces.
Try Care Veterinary Services Wellness Plan for Horses
Your horse's health and well-being are our priority at Care Veterinary Services. That's why we offer our Equine Wellness Plan that includes yearly vaccines, three fecal exams, a dental float, and more. If you live in or around Millington, call our equine veterinarian at Care Veterinary Services at (989) 871-1157 to schedule your horse’s seasonal exam today.