Client Education

Equine Normals

  • Temp = 100 degrees
  • Pulse = 32-36
  • Respiration = 10-12 Breaths/Min

When to Call a Vet

  • Serious Lacerations (Wounds)
  • Significant Bleeding
  • Colic
  • Non-Weight Bearing Lameness
  • Ocular Trauma (Eye Injuries)
  • Neurologic Signs (head pressing, stumbling, circling, extremely weak, etc.)

Standard Vaccination Protocols

Spring:

  • Eastern/Western encephalomyelitis
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis (booster every 90 days)
  • West Nile Virus
  • Potomac Horse Fever
  • Rabies

Summer:

  • Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis
    (only for horses that have a heavy show schedule or travel frequently)

Fall:

  • West Nile Virus
  • Potomac Horse Fever
  • Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis

Winter:

  • Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis
    (only for horses that have a heavy show schedule or travel frequently)

Optional Vaccinations:

  • Strangles
  • Botulism
  • Lyme disease

Deworming Protocols

We recommend a fecal exam in the spring and fall to establish an appropriate deworming program for your horse and monitor its effectiveness. All horses should be dewormed according to fecal exam results. This allows us to avoid the overuse of anti-parasitic drugs and to discourage the development of further parasite resistance.

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Contact Us

PO Box 599
Brookfield, CT
06804

Phone: 203.775.5561

Fax: 203.775.0346