Health and Wellness Examinations

Health and Wellness Examinations

Annual physical examinations are a very important part of determining the overall wellness of your horse. Just as they do for other pets, these appointments enable your us to closely monitor the health and condition of your horse. This increases the likelihood that any developing problems will be picked up on quickly and treated promptly, reducing the risk that your horse will experience unnecessary suffering or any long-term consequences from illness.

An equine annual wellness exam can be used to detect a wide range of different health problems that could potentially affect your animal. Precisely what will be included in your equine’s wellness exam can vary depending on your horses needs and level of performance.

Signs that your horse may need veterinary medical attention

Determining that any animal is unwell and needs medical attention can be challenging. Since our animals cannot talk to us and tell us what is wrong, they are fully reliant on us noticing their behaviour and changes in their body and movement and coming to that conclusion for ourselves. Fortunately, there are signs to look out for that tend to indicate that a horse would benefit from being seen by your equine vet. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coughing
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Excessive thirst
  • Changes in the colour of their coat
  • Changes in the quality/texture of their coat
  • Unusual behaviour

If you notice any of these, contact us immediately and don’t wait for your horses’ next annual wellness exam.