Mobile Equine Veterinarian in Orlando

Orlando Horse Care

Regular Equine Veterinary Care

Vaccinations are an inexpensive way to ensure your horse's long term health. Most horses are vaccinated twice a year. Spring and fall shots should be considered standard practice for all responsible horse owners. For mature horses, titer tests can be run to evaluate the amount of vaccine antibodies in the blood circulation and to determine if your needs to be vaccinated or if the levels are high enough that they do not need to be vaccinated.

Included in most vaccination programs are inoculations for: influenza, rhinopneumonitis, eastern and western strains of encephalomyelitis, and tetanus. Other inoculations are available for common illnesses like rabies and equine distemper, EPM and West Nile Virus.

Equine EIA Testing

Equine Infectious Anemia (E.I.A.) is a disease transmitted between horses by blood sucking insects. Every state has regulations regarding the equirement of documentation that horses are E.I.A. negative before they cross its borders. An E.I.A. test (commonly called a "Coggins" test) is required at horse shows, clinics, sales, events and campgrounds as well. Not being able to provide an up-to-date, accurate Coggins certificate for each horse carries stiff penalties, so be sure you have this before you hit the road! Having a negative Coggins document is insurance that your horse will be welcome wherever you go. Only a licensed veterinarian can draw the blood for this test, so ask for an E.I.A. (or coggins) test when your veterinarian gives your horses their spring inoculations.

Equine Wellness Examinations

The importance of regular physical examinations for your equine friends cannot be overlooked. Abnormalities in your horse can be discovered by your vet during the exam even in apparently healthy animals. Detection of disease or behavioral problems early in their course provides the best opportunity for successful therapy and often with less expense. In general, we recommend regular exams for young and middle aged horses, and for geriatrics or individuals with chronic conditions slightly more frequent exams should be considered. Our mobile vet would be happy to set up a wellness schedule for your horse.

Deworming

Since horses are constantly exposed to intestinal worms from the ground they graze on, they must be dewormed every six to eight weeks. Carrying a heavy burden of worms can cause serious illness or death in equines, so regular and timely treatment is crucial to your horse's health. The mobile equine vet will be happy to assist you with this service.

Diet and Food Therapy for your Horse

Your horse’s diet is extremely important to their health.  The food you offer often needs to change along with your horse’s age and the current state of their body.  Also, many commercial foods are composed of fillers and antigens your pet may be allergic to.  For instance, many skin disorders can be linked to a food allergy.

Looking for Alternative Equine Care?

Acupuncture, Chiropractic & Herbology

If you are interested in alternatives to more traditional medicine Dr. Cichra specializes in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), acupuncture, chiropractic and Herbology.  Many times an integrative approach expedites recovery.  Dr. Cichra has had great success in treating arthritis, allergies, gastrointestinal problems, anhidrosis, muscle soreness and many other illnesses with TCVM and an integrative approch.

 

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