When you are searching for equine veterinary care, you should expect high-quality service as well as great care. At Western Prairie Equine Service, our team of veterinary professionals strives to provide the best possible healthcare for your horses, along with exceptional client service.
We recommend your horse have a wellness exam at least once a year. By being proactive with your horse’s health, you will be able to avoid more serious problems in the future. This visit usually includes a full physical examination, a brief soundness check and fecal sampling for parasite analysis. Dr. Harris will also ask you about your horse’s health history. Be sure to bring all information that you have about your horse’s health and any questions you may have to this veterinary visit.
In order for the exam to provide the best possible information, your horse’s cooperation is essential. Most horses that have good manners and are comfortable being handled by people do well during a wellness exam; however, he becomes nervous Dr. Harris can guide you or one of our assistants in the safest way to hold your horse during the examination procedures.
Changes to your horse’s health can often be so small that they go unnoticed. To assist Dr. Harris in identifying potential problems, keep a regular journal of your horse’s health problems, including changes in behavior, eating habits, urination patterns and bowel movements. Be sure to share this information with her during the routine wellness exam. This journal is also a good place to make note of any health conditions experienced by your horse and the treatments used. If you ever move out of the area and need to change vets — or seek veterinary care while on the road — the journal will ease the transition.
To ensure the best experience for you and your horse, it is important to choose an equine veterinarian with whom both of you feel comfortable. At Western Prairie Equine Service, we have qualified staff members who are committed to easing the stress of your horse’s healthcare visit. Dr. Harris will also explain all the procedures that your horse undergoes, so you understand what to expect.
Here at Western Prairie Equine Service, we look forward to providing your horse with the unique lifelong care that it deserves.