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Equine Preventive Care Program Provides Exams, Vaccines and More

March 1, 2011


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March 1, 2011

The veterinarians of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital want to help clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems and other health risks.

To provide flexibility and convenience to horse owners, the Large Animal Clinic offers a discounted "package" of preventive care services. 

For $215 per year, a 15% discount off the regular fee, horses receive the following services:

  • An annual physical examination with assessment of all body systems and body condition score
  • Vaccines: Tetanus, sleeping sickness (WEE/EEE), West Nile Virus and rabies
  • Semi-annual fecal egg counts and deworming plan
  • Evaluation of diet and nutrition
  • Annual dental examination and routine float

This package, available since 2010, is available to clients of the Field Service and horse owners who bring their animals to the teaching hospital.

Members of the Equine Preventive Care Program may opt for other services for additional fees. Importantly, enrolled clients receive a credit of $3,000 toward the cost of colic surgery at the teaching hospital if one of their horses requires surgical treatment. 

For more information on the Equine Preventive Care Program or to make an appointment for your horse, please call 530-752-0292.

For more information about the many health services available for horses and other large animals, please visit the website,