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, parasite control, Coggins testing, and dental care. Our veterinarians are equipped to discuss many issues or needs your horse may have such as nutritional evaluations, geriatric care and training regimens. 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 cases of colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and intensive medical care at your farm or at our clinic. Most routine laboratory results can be obtained within 24 hours with our in house lab services. Emergency care is provided on a 24 hour basis for your horse by our team of veterinarians on call.
Pre-purchase examinations: We offer pre-purchase examinations to best help you evaluate potential purchases to screen for signs of any lameness or physical issues that help determine whether the horse will be serviceable for its intended use. There are several levels of pre-purchase exams that we perform depending on your needs. Every exam includes a thorough physical and lameness evaluation. Examinations 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. Dental health becomes increasingly more important as your horses age so that they can maintain a healthy weight and we recommend yearly oral examinations for horses over 15 as well as a nutritional evaluation to ensure your companion is receiving everything they need.
Lameness examination: To evaluate the performance 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. With our digital radiograph, ultrasound, and laboratory tests we can further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness and best determine treatment and rehabilitation for your horses lameness.
Surgery: Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse can be performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.
- Digital Radiography
- Vaccinations protocols
Equine Wellness Program
We at Kiel Veterinary Clinic are offering 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 enrollment period for our wellness program is December 15th through the end of February 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 February 28th. 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 Premier level wellness plan is our comprehensive package that most completely covers the needs of your horses. This package includes 2 wellness visits per year with both core and recommended vaccines, physical exams and fecal egg counts, as well as yearly oral exam and motorized dentistry, Coggins and 10% off any radiographs or bloodwork as needed.
The Standard 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 add-on package is designed for retired and aging horses that need specific care related to their life stage. This additional package is available with any of the plans listed above at the corresponding discount rate. This package includes general bloodwork of a CBC and Chemistry panel to look for any underlying disease and a 5% discount on send-out metabolic testing.
Pricing for wellness plans can be found by calling or emailing us and our support staff will be happy to assist you.
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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 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to help you.