Waller Equine Wellness Program is a plan that utilizes strategic de-worming and health care for each individual horse. On this program your horse will be eligible for the immunization guarantee through Boehringer Ingelheim. The program that offers a financial guarantee covering diagnostic testing and supportive care if your horse develops one of the following diseases that Waller Equine Hospital vaccinated against :
Regular dental care is essential to your horse's health and well being. A dental exam every 6-12 months is recommended to maintain proper position and contact of the teeth, and therefore allow your horse to be comfortable and perform at its best. A horse's teeth continue to grow throughout its lifetime, and sharp points can develop along the tooth edges. Lack of regular teeth floating or filing may lead to inefficient chewing, discomfort with the bit, excessive tooth wear, and even broken or lost teeth. Signs that your horse may need its teeth floated can include dropping feed from the mouth, long stems of hay or whole grains in the feces, bad breath, episodes of colic or choke, head tossing and fighting the bit, foul-smelling nasal discharge, or swelling of the face. Having your horse's teeth checked and floated regularly is the best way to prevent these problems and will help your horse live a longer happier life.
Parasite resistance has been a problem for years in Europe. The veterinary community has come together to confront, and hopefully stop, the parasite resistance which is becoming a problem in America. We have found through research that, as a whole, we are over de-worming which is leading to this parasite resistance problem. We only have a small amount of anti-parasiticides available and there are no new up and coming de-wormers, so we must make what we have LAST! As a result of the research that has been ongoing we have been able to categorize horses, based on a fecal egg per gram count, into three different categories: high, medium, and low shedders (each horse is unique). You can take a pasture of 5 horses in the same environment,same de-worming protocol, nutrition, age and two of these horses will be low shedders, two will be high shedders, and one will be a medium shedder. We need to base our de-worming protocols on that specific horse, its own immunity to worms, and its environment. De-worming protocols for each of these categories is below:
High shedders will need to be de-wormed 5-6 times per year with two fecals
Medium shedders will need to be de-wormed 3-4 times per year with two fecals
Low shedders will need to be de-wormed 1-2 times per year with two fecals
These de-wormings are done at certain times in the year to target the life cycle of the worm.
Here at Waller Equine we tailor the vaccine protocols to each individual horse and their environment. In general, every horse should be vaccinated yearly with VEWT, West Nile, and Rabies. We also vaccinate against flu, rhino, and strangles in some environments. Please schedule a consult with one of our veterinarians to get your horse on the proper vaccine program. A foal package is also offered that provides the new foal owner with the first year of the foals life newborn exam and lab testing, vaccination schedule and deworming schedule.
Microchips provide permanent, positive identification for all ownership issues.
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