At Orlando Equine Veterinary Care, we offer a variety of services to care for your horse. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your horse, please contact us today.
Exams and Consultations
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your horse’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend scheduling your horse for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your horse appears healthy.
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your horse. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your horse. It is always good to have a baseline in case your horse ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your horse’s weight, ensuring that your horse stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a horse is a pound overweight instead of fifteen!
Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems, and are available to meet with your farrier and other professionals to collaborate and develop a care plan for your horse. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we can catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your horse will make a full recovery!
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our veterinarians are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your horse undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your horse is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your horse’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.
Field surgeries provide: Castrations, laceration repairs, enucleations.
Vaccinations & Deworming
There are a variety of diseases and parasites which affect our horses and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your horse with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your horse.
Proper dental care is also essential your horse’s health. With uncared cared for teeth your horse may develop problems such as periodontal disease, infected teeth, or lacerations in their mouths caused by sharp enamel points. During your wellness examination our veterinarians will check your horse’s teeth and determine if floating or any other action would be necessary.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your horse’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your horse in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your horse appears healthy.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your horse with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
- Portable Digital X-Ray
- Shockwave Therapy
Buying a horse is often exciting and sometimes overwhelming, as it is a huge investment of time and money. With that being said, it is important to check the health and condition of your promising new equine friend before buying so that you can make a wise decision. Prepurchase exams can vary, yet at the very minimum include a comprehensive physical and lameness exam. Our veterinarians work to provide you with information regarding your prospective horse’s health so that you can make a well-informed purchase decision.
Pegasus Class 4 Laser
Laser therapy accelerates the body’s natural healing process through photobiomodulation.
Laser therapy effectively treats:
- chronic conditions
- acute conditions
- post-surgical pain and inflammation
- Non-pharmacological pain relief
- Effective for difficult conditions
- Alternative to surgery
- Fast treatment times
- Easy, comfortable, non-invasive treatment
Gastroscopy is a procedure used to view the inside of a horse’s stomach. The procedure uses a 10-foot (3 meter) long endoscope/camera passed into the stomach via the nose. Gastroscopy is the ONLY way to accurately diagnose stomach ulcers in horses. Ulcers are extremely common and can cause signs of colic, weight loss, poor performance, and much more. Gastroscopy is also used to identify tumors, impactions, and other issues.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your horse.