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Wellness care: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, etc. As an added service to you we have put together an Equine Wellness Program that provides your horse with the appropriate wellness package for their needs. More about this program can be found below.
Time of need care: We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and most laboratory results are obtained within 24 hours. Emergency care is provided on a 24 hour basis.
Pre-purchase examinations: An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation, and neurologic examination is offered by us prior to purchasing a horse. The information gathered is used by the prospective buyer and/or agent to determine whether the horse will be serviceable for its intended use. The exam may include laboratory testing, radiographs, and ultrasound exams.
Geriatric care: Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.
Lameness examination: Evaluate the locomotion of your horse. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. Radiography, ultrasound, and laboratory tests help us to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.
Surgery: Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.
Equine Wellness Program
KCV now offers wellness programs for your horses. This program includes a stratified set of plans designed to fit the wide range of needs of your horse with respect to age, performance level and disease risk.
Our plans include wellness exams, vaccines, coggins, fecal exams, dentals and more. The more comprehensive plans include multiple visits and specialized services such as soundness examinations, bloodwork and even radiographs.
The enrollment period for our wellness program is January through the end of March and we will schedule your visits throughout the rest of the year. While you may still enroll a horse after this time, the package discount will not apply for horses enrolled after March 31st. Our packages are designed to encourage quality health care for all horses. From retired pasture ponies to top level dressage horses, we strive to provide quality individualized care to address all of their needs.
At Kiel Veterinary Clinic we promote good preventative medicine in an effort to increase your horse's chances at a longer and healthier life.
The High Performance Platinum level wellness plan provides our top level care for your performance horse. This package offers 2 wellness visits per year as well as a third exam visit as you need for any other reason. Biannual vaccines, fecal exams, soundness exams and Coggins are included. An annual oral exam and motorized dentistry are included with one of the two wellness visits. Bloodwork screening and front feet radiographs are performed annually to ensure your performance horse is in top shape. As a benefit to this package we have included 1 complimentary emergency call to best care for your horse.
The Premier level wellness plan is our comprehensive package that will cover the needs of 95% of horses. This package includes 2 wellness visits per year with biannual vaccines, physical exams and fecal egg counts, as well as yearly oral exam and motorized dentistry, soundness exam, Coggins and bloodwork.
The Essential level wellness plan is our most popular package. It includes an annual visit and wellness exam, with all vaccines, 2 fecal egg counts, Coggins and an oral exam with discounted dentistry if needed.
The Basic level wellness plan is designed for the horse that doesn’t travel away from home and is not exposed to new horses. This package includes core vaccines, annual physical exam and 1 fecal egg count.
The Senior level wellness plan is designed for retired and aging horses that need specific care related to their life stage. This plan includes annual wellness exam and core vaccines, twice yearly fecal egg counts and oral exam with discounted dentistry. Annual bloodwork comes standard with this package with discounts of special tests such as those for Cushings disease or metabolic syndrome.
Click here for a wellness plan application.
If you have any questions or would like help in choosing the plan that is right for your horse please contact us at (920)894-3414 and we would love to help you.