equine services Laurens, South Carolina

Equine

Horses and other equine patients require veterinarians who specialize in treating them so we are pleased to offer this service in Laurens, South Carolina and the surrounding communities.

Here at Trinity Ridge Animal Health, our veterinarians are able to take care of your prized horses and other equines, whether you show them, breed them, or just love them as pets. Our entire staff is dedicated to our equine patients so that they can have the very best life possible.

Vaccinations Laurens, South Carolina

Vaccinations

Since horses have different vaccination needs, depending on where they live, if they travel, and what they do, we recommend discussing your horse’s vaccination schedule with us. Together we can start a schedule that will work for you and your new horse.

Horses typically don’t get vaccinations until they are several months old, depending on their needs. Some vaccinations are started at four months old and need to be boostered three to four weeks later. Some vaccinations are not given until a horse is five to six months old. Most of these also need to be boostered three to four weeks later.

Reproduction Laurens, South Carolina

Reproduction

Horse breeding is a big business and a huge part of our hospital. Our entire staff is dedicated to ensuring a successful breeding and a healthy foal!

Our entire staff is dedicated to equine reproduction. We are proud to be knowledgeable about many aspects of breeding, including heat cycles, artificial insemination, and much more.

Our entire hospital uses the latest technologies to ensure that you can have a successful breeding program. We are constantly learning and growing so that you can have healthy babies, as easily as possible.

Pre Purchase Exams

Here at Trinity Ridge Animal Health, we specialize in large animal pre-purchase exams.

Pre-purchase examinations are very popular among owners of large animals, especially horses. The examination is not meant to guarantee soundness of the animal, but to see if there are any pre-existing issues or potential problems that may affect the animal either now or in the future. One of the main issues to check for is degenerative joint disease.

We have experience with all different types of large animals as well as different breeds. You can be sure that the animal that you are thinking about buying is in great and experienced hands with us. We will make sure that the notes taken during the examination are kept in the buyer’s file and a report will be generated for the buyer.

The examination is complete in a thorough and organized way. We ensure that the client does not have any unrealistic expectations for their potential investment. We want both the seller and the potential buyer to be happy with the results so that there are no surprises in the future.

If you have any questions about large animal pre-purchase exams, contact us today at (864) 682-8724.

Wellness Exams

Whether you are looking for a pre purchase exam or an annual wellness exam, our experienced veterinarians are ready for your visit, or, to make things easier, can come to you. Our team is ready to help you with all of your equine’s needs! If you are considering the purchase a new horse - no matter if it is for racing, roping, dressage, or anything in between - we are here to help make ensure that your new horse is all that you expect with a pre purchase exam.

If your new horse is coming by way of stork, our team is ready to help with any foaling needs that may arise. We can also help with vaccine and testing requirements for transporting horses between states for competitions. If your horse is showing signs of lameness, we have the equipment and knowledge to diagnose and treat sports-related injuries.

Lameness Exams

A horse's mobility is vital to their everyday life and happiness, so lameness can be a major issue. Lameness is any abnormality in the gait or stance, usually caused by pain, illness, or injury of some sort.

There are a variety of causes, so a thorough examination may be necessary to determine the issue. We have vast experience treating lameness, so rest assured that your horse is in good hands.

If your horse is dealing with lameness issues or any sort of mobility problem, please don't hesitate to contact us today at (864) 682-8724.

Equine Surgery

Here at Trinity Ridge Animal Health, we are proud to offer equine surgery.

We are pleased to be able to perform some surgeries at your farm, including castrations and some mass removals. We also have a state-of-the-art surgical suite at our hospital so that we can perform larger and more complex procedures.

It is our hospital’s goal to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine. We are constantly learning about new surgical techniques so that we can perform procedures as easily as possible.

We use the latest and safest anesthesia to ensure your horse has the quickest recovery possible. We also use the best monitors during surgery to keep an even better eye on your horse’s vitals.

We will do everything we can to ensure that your horse has a successful surgery. We are also here for you. We know and understand how stressful the whole process can be, so if there is anything we can do to help, just let us know.

If you have any questions about equine surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (864) 682-8724.

Ultrasound

It is our goal to offer our patients the very best veterinary care we can. We are proud of our state-of-the-art equipment, which allows us to diagnose and treat your horses quickly and efficiently.

Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your horses, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.

We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick horses start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your horses will be back to their normal selves.

If you would like to schedule an ultrasound for your horses or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us today at (864) 682-8724.

X-Rays

Here at Trinity Ridge Animal Health, we are proud to offer equine digital radiology.

Our hospital is dedicated to staying up to date with the newest advances in veterinary medicine. We strive to diagnose and treat your horse the easiest way possible.

For this reason, we use digital radiology, which is the best way to get quality x-rays quickly and efficiently. Your horse’s digital images are ready almost instantly for us to view. Also, instead of taking film after film to adjust the settings, we can simply adjust the contrast on the computer. This means that we can take fewer films and not expose your horse to as much radiation.

Digital x-rays are great for diagnosing lameness in horses. We can quickly and efficiently diagnose your horse, whether he or she is suffering from laminitis, a broken bone, or anything else.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at (864) 682-8724 if you have any questions about digital x-rays or would like to schedule a consultation for your horse.

Dentistry

Dentistry and oral health are commonly forgotten in horses. However, here at Trinity Ridge Animal Health, we are proud of the dental work we provide our patients.

Horses’ teeth grow all through their lives. As they eat and chew, they grind their teeth down. However, they don’t usually grind their teeth down evenly. This can lead to sharp points that can actually cause them pain when they are eating. If left untreated, horses can get sores in their mouths from the sharp points. Some horses will stop eating entirely because of how much pain their mouths are in.

Veterinarians and horse dentists used to use a manual tool to wear down the sharp points so that horses could eat better. Now, there is a power float that makes the job much more efficient!

Here at Trinity Ridge Animal Health, we are proud to be able to float teeth with a power float. We can quickly and efficiently grind your horses’ teeth back into shape.

If you are concerned about your horses’ teeth or would like to have them checked out because it has been a while, feel free to contact us today at (864) 682-8724. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for your horses.

Equine Vaccinations

Eastern and Western Encephalitis
These are “core vaccines.” No matter what your situation, solo horses or large groups, every horse needs this vaccine. At a minimum, twice yearly vaccines, particularly at least 3 weeks before the onset of summer rains and mosquitoes. To be safe many people vaccinate every 4 months with this vaccine – and in risky situations (young horses) and mosquito-prone areas, it’s probably a very good idea. There is no treatment effective for Eastern Equine Encephalitis – mortality is almost 100%.

Tetanus
Also a core vaccine, every horse needs this. Annual vaccination is recommended, but if it’s been over 6 months since a booster, and you notice a wound, a booster is a good idea.

Influenza and Rhinopneumonitis
These are respiratory vaccines. While not core vaccines, there are horses that should be protected. Horses at risk for the flu are show horses, young horses, shipped horses, and horses that tend to congregate in groups. Schedules vary with the risk of exposure – every 4 months for frequent travelers, to every 6-12 months for less risky situations.

Strangles

Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi var. equi) is the bacterium which causes the highly contagious disease strangles. Strangles commonly affects young horses (weanlings and yearlings), but horses of any age can be infected. Vaccination against strangles is recommended on premises where strangles is a persistent endemic problem or for horses that are expected to be at high risk of exposure.

Rabies
Just like dogs and cats, we strongly recommend this annual vaccine.

Pneumabort
This is the rhinopneumonitis vaccine used in pregnant mares. Pregnant mares infected with rhinopneumonitis virus in the last half of pregnancy can abort. This vaccine is used in her fifth, seventh, and ninth month of pregnancy.

West Nile Encephalitis
The data support the use of this vaccine. It should be used in all horses, even pregnant mares, and should be boostered every 4 months after an initial booster series 3 weeks apart.

Dewormers

So far, rotation of dewormers is not essential, however it is a good idea to spot check your program by having us run a fecal exam for intestinal parasites. The more horses per acre, the greater the risk of intestinal parasites.

Foal Vaccinations

  • 5 months: EEE, WEE, Tetanus, and WNV.
  • 6 months: EEE, WEE, Tetanus.
  • 8 months: Intranasal flu, EWT.
  • Deworm monthly between 2 and 6 months of age.
  • We’ve seen foals where roundworms seem to be resistant to Ivermectin – it’s a good idea in foals to rotate Ivermectin and Strongid T or Panacur.

Microchips

  • A great idea for horses!
  • We’ll add the info on your Coggins test.
  • For less than $50 you can have lifetime ID protection for your horse.

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