Preventive Care

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Preventive Care 2019-12-30T22:08:28+00:00

All of our veterinarians offer a full range of preventive care and routine services to fit the needs of all types of horses. Whether your horse is a retired companion or a high-performance show animal, preventive care is essential to ensure your horse stays healthy and happy.


We recommend vaccinating all horses twice yearly against the following diseases: Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, Tetanus, Influenza, EHV-1/4 (Rhinopneumonitis), West Nile Virus and Potomac Horse Fever. We also recommend once yearly vaccination against Rabies. Broodmares should be vaccinated again EHV-1/4 in months 5, 7 and 9 and receive all spring vaccines in the final month of gestation. We recommend vaccinating foals beginning at 6 months of age. The American Association of Equine Practitioners recommendations for vaccines can be found here.

Parasite Control

We recommend a fecal egg count 1-2x per year to determine your horse’s parasite load and the appropriate deworming protocol. This involves examining manure under the microscope and counting the parasite eggs present. Our recommendations for a deworming protocol can be found here.

Coggins Test

The state of Virginia requires a negative coggins test performed within 12 months for any horse going to a show, race meet or any other function. A coggins test consists of submitting blood to test for equine infectious anemia. It usually takes about 7-10 days to get back the results, however, a rush coggins may be submitted for an extra fee and the results come back the next day. We now offer digital coggins with your horse’s photograph.

Prescription Medication

We offer a convenient online pharmacy for our clients to fill their prescription and non-prescription medicines.  Please visit or click the link on our home page to view our online pharmacy store.