Equine Wellness Care in Louisburg
A horse can live to be 25-30 years old, but to help one live up to its life expectancy, regular professional veterinary care is required. Town & Country Equine & Pet Hospital is committed to making and keeping horses well through every life stage and meeting all of their healthcare needs. That’s why we offer a number of equine services that are designed to keep your horse healthy and prevent illnesses from developing. These services include:
- Dental exams
- Wellness packages
- Parasite prevention
- Coggins testing
- Health certificates and equine passports
- Laboratory testing
If you’re a first-time horse owner, or if you just have questions about how to best care for your horse, we can provide consultation on a variety of equine care topics.
Town & Country Equine & Pet Hospital adheres to the vaccination guidelines set forth by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The core vaccines outlined by the AAEP are Eastern and Western encephalomyelitis, rabies, tetanus, and West Nile Virus. Core vaccinations are defined as those “that protect from diseases that are endemic to a region, those with potential public health significance, required by law, virulent/highly infectious, and/or those posing a risk of severe disease. Core vaccines have clearly demonstrated efficacy and safety, and thus exhibit a high enough level of patient benefit and low enough level of risk to justify their use in the majority of patients.”
Additionally, our doctors may recommend other vaccines to protect against diseases, which most commonly include strangles, equine influenza virus, and equine herpes virus. These vaccinations may be recommended following a risk-based assessment examining other factors, especially activity level and exposure to other horses.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners is an excellent resource for veterinarians and horse owners alike. For those interested, AAEP guidelines can be reviewed at the AAEP website.