Some of the procedures we now offer for equine care are physical exams, vaccinations, Coggins testing, veterinary certificates of health, fecal exams and bloodwork along with deworming medication.
Temperature 98 – 100.5 F
Heart rate = 32 – 40 beats per minute
Respiratory rate = 8 – 12 breaths per minute
Capillary refill < 2 seconds
Vaccines protect horses from some fatal disease. Boosters are required to maintain immunity every year. We recommend that all horses receive EEE/WEE/ Tetanus. West Nile Virus, and Rabies annually. Other vaccines offered are Potomac Horse Fever, Equine Herpes Virus, Influenza, Strangles, Botulism, Lyme Disease, Rotavirus, Leptospirosis, and Equine Protozoal (EPM).
For our routine bloodwork, we recommend a CBC (Complete Blood Count), and an Equine Chemistry. A chemistry looks for the following Albumin (ALB), Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Calcuim (CA), Creatine Kinase (CK), Creatinine (CRE), Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), Glucose (GLU), Total Biliruibin (TBIL), Total Protein (TP), Potassium (K), and Sodium NA).
-Albumin (ALB) Liver and kidney disease. -Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Liver disease including hepatitis and viral jaundice; shock; and muscle damage. Usedin conjunction with CK to assess muscle damage. -Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Liver and kidney diseases. -Calcium (CA++) Parathyroid, bone and chronic renal disease; tetany. -Creatine Kinase (CK) Muscle damage, convulsions, heart disease; hypothyroidism; severe exercise, physical inactivity, decreased muscle mass. -Creatinine (CRE) Renal disease. -Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) Liver disease, primary and secondary liver tumors. -Glucose (GLU) Diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and liver disease. -Total Bilirubin (TBIL) Hepatic disorders. -Total Protein (TP) Dehydration; liver and kidney disease, metabolic and nutritional disorders. -Potassium (K+) Renal glomerular or tubular disease, adrenocortical insufficiency, diabetic ketacidosis, excessive intravenous potassium therapy, sepsis, panhypopituitarism, in vitro hemolysis, hyperaldosteronism, malnutrition, hyperinsulinism, metabolic alkalosis and gastrointestinal loss. -Sodium (Na+) Dehydration, diabetes insipidus, loss of hypotonic gastrointestinal fluids, salt poisoning, selective depression of sense of thirst, skin losses, burns, sweating, hyperaldosteronism, CNS disorders, dilutional, depletional and delusional hyponatremia and syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion.
Suburban South Veterinary Hospital
1230 French Rd
Depew, NY 14043
Monday: 7:30 am-6pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am-6pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am-6pm
Thursday: 7:30 am-6pm
Friday: 7:30 am-6pm
Saturday: 7:30 am-12pm