Essex Equine Inc offers a wide range of veterinary services for our patients. Just a few of our wellness and preventive care services are listed below. For more information on these or other services, please call 978-779-3345.
Our veterinarians may do yearly wellness exams on your horse to ensure his or her overall health. A comprehensive physical exam, standard blood testing, and fecal analysis are all possible.
An exam, ophthalmic exam, gait analysis/soundness exam, and nutritional consult are all optional procedures.
Taking a preventative approach to your horse’s health allows us to identify and treat health issues earlier, as well as build a deworming and nutrition program tailored to your horse’s specific needs.
Annual Rabies, EEE/WEE/Tetanus, and West Nile immunizations are recommended for all horses.
Depending on the horse’s risk factors, we also give Flu/Rhino, Strangles, Potomac Horse fever, Botulism, and Lepto vaccines.
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We have a few tests available in house for emergency situations, and any other testing we can send out to our referral laboratories.
Our veterinarians are happy to work with your farrier to assist in any necessary shoeing adjustments. If it is required for the vet and the farrier to see the horse at the same time, we recommend scheduling a first call of the day appointment to ensure that the schedule works for both professionals.
Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with a money-back guarantee. That’s why it is so important to investigate the horse’s overall health and condition through a purchase exam conducted by an equine veterinarian. Whether you want a horse as a family pet, a pleasure mount, a breeding animal or a high-performance athlete, you stand the best chance of getting one that meets your needs by investing in a purchase exam.
The veterinarian’s job is neither to pass or fail an animal. Rather, it is to provide you with information regarding any existing medical problems and to discuss those problems with you so that you can make an informed purchase decision. Your veterinarian can advise you about the horse’s current physical condition, but he or she cannot predict the future. The decision to buy is yours alone to make. But your equine veterinarian can be a valuable partner in the process of providing you with objective, health-related information.
A typical pre-purchase examination consists of a physical exam, an evaluation of the horse in motion, including joint flexion tests, and radiographs of any areas that the veterinarian and potential buyer identify as areas to investigate further. Bloodwork may also be drawn to perform tests as recommended by the veterinarian.