Horses and other equine patients require veterinarians who specialize in treating them so we are pleased to offer this service in and the surrounding communities.
Here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., 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.
Annual Coggins Testing
A Coggins test is a simple blood test that is used to help prevent the spread of Equine Infectious Anemia. It is sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Equine Infectious Anemia is a viral disease that can be deadly. Unfortunately there is no vaccine or cure for it. If a patient survives the disease, they will always carry it and may become sick again if they are stressed. Some horses just seem to be carriers, never getting sick themselves.
We are proud to offer artificial insemination, which can save you time and money. You won’t have to transport your mare to the stallion. Instead, the sperm can be frozen and mailed to you so that we can place it in your mare’s cervix. We are also proud to do embryo transfers so that your mare can still continue to show and train while producing offspring.
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.
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.
Horse breeding is a big business and a huge part of our hospital. Our entire staff is dedicated to ensuring a successful breeding and a healthy foal!
Our entire staff is dedicated to equine reproduction. We are proud to be knowledgeable about many aspects of breeding, including heat cycles, artificial insemination, and much more.
Our entire hospital uses the latest technologies to ensure that you can have a successful breeding program. We are constantly learning and growing so that you can have healthy babies, as easily as possible.
Here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., we are dedicated to protecting your horse’s health by offering vaccinations.
Many different types of vaccinations are available for horses. Since every horse has a different lifestyle, it is important to discuss vaccinations with us. Some horses travel and are surrounded by lots of other horses while others simply stay at home. Your horse may need certain vaccinations due to where they live. There are many diseases that are more prevalent in certain areas. By discussing your horse’s vaccines with us, you can make sure that your horse is adequately protected without over-vaccinating him or her.
Once your horse is older, he or she will need yearly vaccinations. When your horse gets his or her yearly vaccinations, it is also a good time to have an examination done to ensure that he or she is as healthy as possible. We will look for any potential problems so we can treat them early or prevent certain diseases.
A horse’s mobility is vital to their everyday life and happiness, so lameness can be a major issue. Lameness is any abnormality in the gait or stance, usually caused by pain, illness, or injury of some sort.
There are a variety of causes, so a thorough examination may be necessary to determine the issue. We have vast experience treating lameness, so rest assured that your horse is in good hands.
Dentistry and oral health are commonly forgotten in horses. However, here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., we are proud of the dental work we provide our patients.
Horses’ teeth grow all through their lives. As they eat and chew, they grind their teeth down. However, they don’t usually grind their teeth down evenly. This can lead to sharp points that can actually cause them pain when they are eating. If left untreated, horses can get sores in their mouths from the sharp points. Some horses will stop eating entirely because of how much pain their mouths are in.
Veterinarians and horse dentists used to use a manual tool to wear down the sharp points so that horses could eat better. Now, there is a power float that makes the job much more efficient!
Here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., we are proud to be able to float teeth with a power float. We can quickly and efficiently grind your horses’ teeth back into shape.
If you are concerned about your horses’ teeth or would like to have them checked out because it has been a while, feel free to contact us today at . We would be happy to schedule an appointment for your horses.
Here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., we are proud to offer equine castrations. We understand how important it is to castrate your stallions. Castrated horses are easier to handle and can be placed in pastures with other geldings and mares too. They have fewer health risks than stallions, including being less likely to fight with other horses or develop prostate cancer, among other things. For this reason, unless you are planning to breed your stallion, you should castrate him when he is around six months old.
Because castrations are so important, we want to make the procedure as easy as possible for you. We are well equipped to come to your farm and castrate your horse in a quiet spot.
After giving anesthesia to your horse, we will perform the castration and make sure he wakes up fine afterward. You should keep him in a safe place by himself for a few hours until all of the anesthesia wears off. In a few days, he should be back to his normal self.
Here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., we are proud to offer equine surgery. We are pleased to be able to perform some surgeries at your farm, including castrations and some mass removals. We also have a state-of-the-art surgical suite at our hospital so that we can perform larger and more complex procedures.
It is our hospital’s goal to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine. We are constantly learning about new surgical techniques so that we can perform procedures as easily as possible.
We use the latest and safest anesthesia to ensure your horse has the quickest recovery possible. We also use the best monitors during surgery to keep an even better eye on your horse’s vitals.
We will do everything we can to ensure that your horse has a successful surgery. We are also here for you. We know and understand how stressful the whole process can be, so if there is anything we can do to help, just let us know.
Here at Stockyards Veterinary Services LTD., we specialize in laceration treatment. We are proud to assist patients in and the surrounding communities.
As a horse owner, you know there are issues that come up with horses. They can have many wounds and injuries in their lifetime. Horses can get injured from barbed wire, nails, fencing, glass, metal, or many other things. They can also run into things or over things that can injure them. Many of these injuries require you to contact your veterinarian’s office in order to make sure your horse heals properly.
When your horse receives a laceration from one of these causes, it is important to have us come out to make sure that the problem does not get any worse. Our practice is filled with the latest technology to ensure that your horse heals quickly. Our friendly and educated veterinarian also understands the latest techniques to assist your horse in the healing process.
Our staff members are animal lovers and do not want to see your horse in pain. We will do everything that we can to help your horse. Depending on the severity of the laceration, we may simply provide antibiotics. There are times when we may need to suture the laceration shut. No matter what needs to be done, we are here for you. We are always available to answer your questions.