Welcome to WMVS EQUINE

We have three doctors dedicated to the health of your horse, provides timely, high quality and compassionate care. Use the menu at left to explore our services or jump quickly to a particular
information area.

Click these links to see our latest health and deworming recommendation for your equine partners:

Equine Total Health Package
Equine Deworming Protocol

EQUINE SERVICES

We offer care both on-farm and at our state-of-the-art, fully computerized veterinary clinic. WMVS
offers in-house laboratory services, video endoscopy, ultrasound, x-ray, and hospitalization. Our
facility is well-equipped with a modern surgical suite and the ability to manage more critical cases
that require hospitalization. We have two heated stalls in the clinic for horses that require close
monitoring. Those that do not, can be stalled in our barn.
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Emergency care: We all know that the worst things happen at the most inopportune times. We always have a doctor on-call to handle whatever emergency arises.

 
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Lab work:
We have in-house capability to do complete blood counts and basic serum chemistry profiles. We also perform most of our own bacterial cultures, which allows us to get results much faster than if they went to an outside lab. When necessary, we can use outside laboratories for a more comprehensive diagnostic work-up.


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Reproduction: Reproductive services constitutes a significant portion of our equine practice. We offer reproductive ultrasounds for mare management involving both fresh-cooled and frozen semen. We have significant experience breeding problem mares and assessing normal and high-risk pregnancies. In addition, we use ultrasound to determine the gender of your mare’s fetus, and we also provide embryo transfer services. (Return to top)

 
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Lameness Assessment/Podiatry: An experienced eye is probably the most important diagnostic tool for lameness evaluation. We augment our expertise by using portable x-ray and ultrasound.

Most cases of lameness in the horse are associated with the foot. A veterinarian’s understanding of what constitutes a healthy hoof capsule is integral to managing and preventing lameness. We can help you with the management of both acute and chronic laminitis. Veterinary evaluation, good quality consistent radiographs, and venograms are essential tools in the management of this disease.
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Dental Care: Equine dentistry is rapidly evolving. We stay on the cutting edge of this field by offering routine dental care (floats), extractions, treatment of periodontal disease, molar reductions, incisors reductions, and overall alignments. (Return to top)

 
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Surgeries: We routinely perform most elective surgeries, such as castrations or gelds. We also offer surgical options for the treatment of cryptorchids (retained testicle), flexural and angular limb deformities, laminitis, navicular, hernias, and tumor removals. (Return to top)

      
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Endoscopy
: We have a state-of-the-art, three-meter video endoscope that allows us evaluate the inside of the stomach, bladder, upper airway, and uterus. We also have several portable endoscopes for evaluation of the upper airway. (Return to top)
 
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Pre-purchase exams: Pre-purchase exams, which can be tailored to your particular needs, can include a thorough physical examination, conformational evaluation, and necessary bloodwork. (Return to top)


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Geriatric Care: As horses age, their medical and nutritional needs change. The incidence of metabolic, dental, and lameness issues greatly increases with age. Our doctors understand these changes and work with you to maximize your horse’s health through their senior years. (Return to top)


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Health Maintenance and Disease Prevention: WMVS recommends twice annual health and dental evaluations. We can customize a vaccine and deworming schedule and give you dietary recommendations that can meet your horse’s needs. (Return to top)


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Equine Links:
American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org)
American Association Equine Practitioners (www.aaep.org)
Michigan Equine Practioners (www.mihorsedocs.org)
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (www.cvm.msu.edu)
The Horse magazine (www.thehorse.com )
American Farrier’s Association (www.americanfarriers.org)
Michigan Horse Council (www.michiganhorsecouncil.com)
American Horse Council (www.horsecouncil.org)
Michigan Department of Agriculture (www.michigan.gov/mda)
United States Department of Agriculture (www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome)