Hereford Veterinary Clinc

3475 US Hwy 60; P.O. Box 1756
Hereford, TX 79045

(806)364-1331

herefordvet.com

Equine Services

Wellness care - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, etc..

Time of need care - We offer care for your horse in case of colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to treat a wide range of medical and surgical diseases and most laboratory results are obtained within minutes from our in-house laboratory. Emergency care is provided on a 24 hour basis.

Pre-purchase examinations - An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation, neurologic examination, and drug screen is offered by us prior to purchasing a horse. The information gathered is used by the prospective buyer and/or agent to determine whether the horse will be servicable for it's intended use. The exam often includes laboratory testing, radiographs, endoscopy, and ultrasound exams.

Geriatric care - Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.

Lameness examination - We evaluate the locomotion of your horse. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. Radiography, ultrasound, and laboratory tests help us to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.

Surgery - We are equipped to perform routine surgeries such as castration, biopsy and laceration repair as well as more invasive surgeries.

Reproduction - mare management for fresh, cooled, or frozen semen; embryo transfer; stallion collection; semen shipping; breeding soundness examinations; and neonatology.

Specialized procedures:

Ultrasonography - uses sound waves to evaluate soft tissues like tendons and ligaments, reproductive organs, lumps, and tumors. It is painless and non-invasive.

Radiography - uses x-rays to visualize bone for abnormalities including arthritic changes, fractures, OCD, bone cysts and bone infection.

Endoscopy - utilizes a fiber optic device for evaluating the upper airway of the horse, including the larynx, sinuses and guttural pouches. The trachea and upper esophagus can also be examined with this flexible device. Useful in prepurchase examinations, pneumonias, or reactive airway disease.