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

Fall:

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

Winter:

  • Influenza/Rhinopneumonitis

Optional Vaccinations:

  • Strangles
  • Botulism

Deworming Protocols

We recommend daily deworming w/Strongid C. An alternative would be to rotate paste dewormers every 6 weeks. Pastes you can use include Strongid, Panacur, Quest, Equimax, Eqvalan or Zimectrin. Once a year you should either double the dose w/Strongid or use a paste that includes praziquantel in combination with ivermectin to control tapeworms (ex. Equimax). Please contact your veterinarian for a program customized to your individual needs.

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Contact Us

PO Box 599
Brookfield, CT
06804

Phone: 203.775.5561

Fax: 203.775.0346