We have a full complement of services for your horse’s needs. Combine these with 24/7/365 Emergency service to your farm and you have complete coverage and peace of mind for your equine health care.
Pro-Stride APS is a system that produces a concentrated solution of cells, platelets, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory proteins. This is done by collecting a sample of the horse’s own blood, spinning it in a special high-speed centrifuge, and collecting a specific part of the fluid “plasma” portion. This plasma contains the beneficial components mentioned above, and is then injected into joints and tissues requiring treatment to reduce inflammation and pain associated with joint problems.
On-Farm Gastroscopy allows for visualization of your horse’s esophagus and stomach. This is most commonly done to check for the presence of ulcers on the stomach lining. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome is very common in performance horses of any level, and horses under stress of disease or poor health. The signs can be vague, but the diagnosis is easy. Our portable videoscope allows for at-home evaluation and recording of your horse’s exam.
Accurate & Objective evaluation lets us determine exactly what is happening with your horse’s gait. Computer sensors give real-time feedback on how your horse is moving, and even isolate the lameness to different timings of the same stride. Lameness Locator has become a great addition to our Pre-Purchase exams also.
Lameness is the most common problem we see. Getting a proper diagnosis through exams, nerve blocks, and imaging will get your horse on the fastest road to recovery.
Digital Radiology is used for evaluation of bones, joints, and soft tissues. Our Xray images show up immediately and allows for stall-side assessment of your horse.
Digital ultrasound is primarily used for assessment of soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments. Diagnosing and monitoring injured tissue is key for treatment success. We routinely use our ultrasound for colic and respiratory evaluations as well.
Routine dental care is vital for the proper health and performance of your horse. Our dental services include oral exams, dental floats, dental X-rays, and surgical procedures such as extractions and sinus complications.
Endoscopy allows for visualization of the nasal passages and upper airway. This is used to evaluate function of the larynx and assess the health of the respiratory system.
Dr. Steve Chiasson is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. This treatment modality is used for many conditions such as lameness, neck and back pain, colic, digestive disorders, wound healing, and reproduction.
Agwest offers reproductive services from pre-breeding evaluation and therapeutic procedures, to artificial insemination and pregnancy exams.
Dr. Lauren MacLeod also offers breeding programs with estrus synchronizing and Frozen Semen AI.
Shockwave Therapy is primarily used for treatment of musculoskeletal problems. This includes common conditions such as suspensory ligament injuries, arthritis, joint related injuries, navicular disease, and neck and back pain. Shockwave has been shown to improve the tissue healing quality, and also has the benefit of quick pain relief.
Healthy horses can still have performance issues. Soundness exams can help pinpoint subtle lameness problems and get the appropriate therapy started early.
We offer care for all medical conditions affecting your horse including colic, respiratory issues, metabolic disease, body weight concerns, and neurologic disease.