Lab Tests and Screening
Because our horses are unable to tell us what is wrong, many tools provide your veterinarian with insight into what condition may be exist.
Unfortunately, not every condition that your horse may be suffering from can easily be determined by physical examination. There are many diagnostic tools that provide your veterinarian with the ability to look inside and see what changes are happening. This allows for efficient diagnosis of the underlying problem and development of a treatment plan. Time is always crucial in returning your horse to health and that is why our laboratory is so important.
As ambulatory practitioners, few tests are available stall side but our hospital is equipped with many of the tests necessary to treat your beloved equine friend efficiently. Our state of the art blood chemistry and hematology (CBC) analyzers’ data is sent directly to our electronic medical record. Our veterinarians compare the data to normal parameters. Abnormal results may indicate an active disease process or impaired organ function. We will then discuss the results with you in detail to determine the best treatment plan for your pet.
There are several outside laboratories which our clinic utilizes to perform more advanced testing. This allows us to provide your horse with the most thorough diagnostic care available. Our clinic is able to obtain Coggins results for your horse within approximately 24-48 hours.