Vaccines help to minimize the risk to your horse of infection and aid in the protection from certain infectious diseases. The diseases that we vaccinate most commonly against in South Florida are:
- Influenza (Flu)
- Equine Herpes Virus (Rhino)
- Eastern Encephalitis (EEE)
- Western Encephalitis (WEE)
- West Nile Virus (WNV)
We strongly encourage all horse owners to have their horses vaccinated in line with the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) guidelines.
A Coggins test, also known as an Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test is a blood test that is done annually to detect antibodies to the Equine Infectious Anemia virus. Regular Coggins testing is required by the state of Florida and is necessary for horses travelling between states and for participation in horses shows.
Our in-house Coggins lab allow us to provide both routine and emergency (1-hour turnaround) tests.
In an effort to reduce overuse and resistance to our most common de-worming products, we are trying to be more targeted in our approach to equine parasites. We do this by performing a fecal egg count. By identifying and counting the number of parasite eggs in your horses feces we can determine which (if any) de-wormer is going to be most appropriate to administer to your horse and when.
How To Test
Bring completed form along with one fecal ball to our clinic. Fecals must be dropped off during business hours (sample should not be more than 21 hours old at time of collection and may be refrigerated up to 48 hours.) Call to speak to one of your doctors if you have questions about deworming.