SERVICES

WELLNESS CARE

 

​At Miamitown Equine, we believe that each patient deserves a personalized healthcare plan tailored to their age, sport, and environment. Whether we are treating a pasture pet, trail buddy, or show horse, we provide each with the same level of compassionate, high quality care, and personalize it to their individual situation. We strive to be an active member of your horse's care team by performing annual or semiannual wellness exams so that we can catch problems early.  

  • Nose-to-tail wellness examination

  • Vaccination program based on your horse's individual needs 

  • In-house fecal egg count testing with a customized deworming plan for the year

  • Individualized nutritional consultations

  • Electronic Coggins testing and health certificates for horses who travel 

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DENTISTRY

 

Gone are the days of waiting for your horse to show outward signs of pain or weight loss before addressing dental care. The truth is, even major problems can go unnoticed in stoic horses because they are prey animals that can hide pain and continue to eat. Equine dental care has evolved into so much more than just "floating teeth" and aims to keep your horse's mouth healthy for years to come. Every horse should have a comprehensive dental examination at least once a year to identify and treat issues before they cause larger problems. Our team provides high quality, thorough dental care that only a veterinarian can provide. 

  • Every single tooth is examined with the same tools that a human dentist uses, just with longer handles! A bright light, mirror, picks, and probes can fully evaluate the teeth and gums. Dental endoscopy is also used in certain cases.

  • Sedated dental exams provide a safe and thorough evaluation of your horse's mouth. The horse is relaxed but remains standing for the procedure.

  • Horses have "hypsodont" teeth that continue to erupt throughout their life, and their chewing pattern can cause painful, sharp enamel points and areas that are overgrown and unbalanced. Instead of indiscriminately floating teeth, precise dental equilibration restores balance in the mouth as well as smooths sharp points.

  • Periodontal disease is a painful condition of infected pockets in the gums that can only be identified with a thorough, sedated examination. It can be treated by cleaning, flushing, and addressing the underlying cause.

  • Diseased teeth can be evaluated with digital radiography (x-rays). If the affected toot is infected or compromised, extraction is recommended. Infected or fractured teeth can lead to issues such as sinus infections.

PODIATRY

 

The adage "No Hoof, No Horse!" is very accurate with the majority of lameness originating in the hoof. Lameness can be treated with corrective podiatry, and a baseline podiatry evaluation can keep sport horses sound and balanced.

Veterinarians and farriers work together to address cases with a team approach. This includes a podiatry package of digital x-rays that includes a series before, during, and after trimming and shoeing. Digital parameters and scores guide the correction of hoof issues in real-time. Services can be performed at your farm, and Veterinarian/Farrier Clinics are also offered on a 5-8 week rotation for specialized corrective podiatry services. 

REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES

  • Breeding soundness exams

  • Ultrasounds follow the mare through her cycle to time breeding appropriately

  • Breeding services with artificial insemination of fresh-cooled semen

  • Broodmare care: healthy mare, healthy foal!

    • Pregnancy and pre-foaling vaccinations​

    • Nutrition 

    • Ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy and monitor health of the placenta 

  • Neonatal care​​

SPORTS MEDICINE AND LAMENESS

 

  • Lameness evaluation involves a hands-on examination which may include flexion tests and nerve blocks as needed.

  • Portable digital radiography and ultrasound units provide instant images for diagnosis

  • Treatment is tailored to your horse's condition 

  • Pre-Season performance horse evaluations keep sport horses in top condition

CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

 

Dr. Anna Hood, DVM, CVMMP

Certified Equine Medical Manipulation Practitioner

ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBALS

 

Specialized equine holistic medicine services provided by Meg Fleischli, DVM

FIELD SURGERY

 

Do you have a rambunctious colt that you would like to turn into a cooperative gelding? We offer field surgery procedures such as castration. Your horse will be closely monitored while under anesthesia by a Registered Veterinary Technician and safety is our top priority.

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ILLNESS

 

We have a reliable team of multiple veterinarians so that someone is always available if your horse is having an urgent illness. Our primary goal is to keep your horse healthy with preventative wellness care. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! However, if your horse does become ill please call us right away. We will be there when your horse is not feeling well to provide diagnostics and treatment to get them on the road to recovery. Listed below are some examples of when to give us a call.

Emergency: Colic, laceration, choke, etc.

Urgent: Eye issue, diarrhea, fever, severe lameness, not eating, etc.

Non-urgent: Gradual weight loss, mild lameness, skin issue, etc.

EMERGENCY CARE

 

Emergency services are available 24/7 for our regular equine clients. There is always an equine veterinarian on-call to triage and treat emergency situations such as colic, lacerations, and choke. Unfortunately, there is a dire shortage of equine veterinarians and we can only be in one place at one time, so to avoid being stretched too thin we must prioritize our current clients for emergency service. We highly encourage every horse owner to have an active relationship with their veterinarian to ensure that you are covered for emergency service.