4818 42 Ave (PO Box 509)

Mayerthorpe, Alberta ABT0E1N0 Canada

780-786-2000

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Wellness Care

Annual Wellness Exams

We recommend annual wellness exams for your equine companion. We examine your horse's overall health and make recommendations about dental care, vaccination, deworming, and nutrition. We also offer screening bloodwork for geriatric horses, and those with health concerns as well as fecal testing for internal parasites. For those not comfortable vaccinating or deworming their own horses, our veterinarians can do this for you at the wellness exam visit. 


Vaccinations

We offer comprehensive vaccinations for horses, whether they are pasture pets staying close to home or competition horses travelling out of the province. Our vaccination recommendations are based on risk based assessment of your individual horse/farm, and guidelines set by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. 

Core Vaccines: We recommend all horses in our region receive the following vaccinations

  • Three Way (Vetera EWT): Eastern & Western Encephalitis, Tetanus
    • Intra-muscular injection.
    • Given to foals at twice between the ages of 4 and 6 months (4-6 weeks apart), at 10-12 months of age, and annually thereafter.
    • Booster pregnant mares 4-6 weeks prior to foaling.
    • Annually for all adult horses.
    • Booster given to all injured (cut) horses in last injection was >6 months prior to prevent tetanus.
  • West Nile Virus (Vetera WNV)
    • This is an intra-nasal vaccination. DO NOT given via any other route. 
    • Given to foals at twice between the ages of 4 and 6 months (4-6 weeks apart), at 10-12 months of age, and annually thereafter in the spring.
    • Booster pregnant mares 4-6 weeks prior to foaling.
    • Annually for all adult horses.
  • Rabies (Merial Imrab3)
    • Please note that while owners are able to purchase and administered the other vaccinations themselves, the rabies vaccination must be given by a licensed veterinarian. To be given we require a wellness examination be performed by one of our veterinarians at time of administration. 
    • This is generally given initially to any horse older than 4 months of age and boostered annually. 


Non-Core Vaccines (based on risk): We recommend these vaccines for any horses travelling to shows or competitions, pony club members, those using shared riding arenas, or horses kept at a boarding stable. 

  • Five Way (Vetera 5XP)
    • Eastern Encephalitis
    • Western Encephalitis
    • Tetanus
    • Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1 and EHV-4)
    • Influenza (Clade 1 and Clade 2)
  • Strangles (Zoetis Pinnacle IntraNasal)

For vaccination schedule information please visit:

Foal Vaccination Chart: https://aaep.org/sites/default...

Adult Vaccination Chart: https://aaep.org/sites/default...


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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