The saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is well-known and often repeated for good reason – it’s 100% accurate. When it comes to caring for horses, investing in wellness and preventative care will go a long way to save you money on the cost of treating a sick or seriously injured horse and in preventing your horse from developing issues that could affect its health, comfort, performance, and attitude while also potentially shortening its lifespan. At Jackpot Veterinary Center, we place a strong emphasis on wellness and preventative care for our equine patients, working with their owners to determine an appropriate schedule of examinations, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and more.
Wellness and Preventative Care Services for Horses
Every preventative care appointment begins with a consultation with you to talk with you about your horse’s performance and any changes you might have noticed since your horse’s last exam. We then perform a thorough physical examination, evaluating your horse at rest and in motion, testing their joint flexion, and evaluating their weight and appearance.
Routine Diagnostic Testing
We also recommend running a few routine diagnostic tests to look for the earliest signs of illness, parasites, or other changes in your horse that could indicate a health concern. These tests enable us to detect, treat, and manage problems before they cause any actual problems, symptoms, suffering, or lameness in your horse. We might also recommend additional diagnostic testing (such as digital x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, or gastroscopy) if other symptoms or unexplained changes have occurred in your horse.
We can recommend and administer an appropriate schedule of core and non-core vaccinations to maintain your horse’s health. We base these recommendations on your horse’s exposure risk, travel, and show requirements.
Parasite Prevention and Management
In addition to vaccinations, parasite prevention is also essential to maintaining your horse’s health.
We can help recommend a balanced diet with the proper intake of calories and nutrients based on your horse’s individual needs.
Choose Jackpot Veterinary Center for Equine Wellness and Preventative Care
At Jackpot Veterinary Center, we provide our patients with thorough preventative care such as wellness exams, vaccinations, and a variety of tests to ensure horses are living long and healthy lives.
In addition to our comprehensive preventative care programs, we are also fully equipped in our haul-in equine clinic to handle horse emergencies, wound care, comprehensive diagnostics, lameness evaluations, joint injections in a sterile environment, and more.
To learn more about the full list of equine veterinary care services available to patients of Jackpot Veterinary Center in Tucson, we welcome you to contact our office today.