Horses and other equine patients require veterinarians who specialize in treating them, so we are pleased to offer this service in Calhan, CO, and the surrounding communities.
Here at Calhan Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians are able to take care of your prized horses and other equines, whether you show them, breed them, or just love them as pets. Our entire staff is dedicated to our equine patients so that they can have the very best life possible.
Since horses have different vaccination needs, depending on where they live, if they travel, and what they do, we recommend discussing your horse’s vaccination schedule with us. Together, we can start a schedule that will work for you and your new horse.
Horses typically don’t get vaccinations until they are several months old, depending on their needs. Some vaccinations are started at four months old and need to be boosted three to four weeks later. Some vaccinations are not given until a horse is five to six months old. Most of these also need to be boosted three to four weeks later.
Annual Coggins Testing
A Coggins test is a simple blood test that is used to help prevent the spread of Equine Infectious Anemia. It is sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Equine Infectious Anemia is a viral disease that can be deadly. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or cure for it. If a patient survives the disease, they will always carry it and may become sick again if they are stressed. In other cases, some horses seem to be carriers, never getting sick themselves.
We are proud to offer equine dentistry and provide care for your horse’s entire oral cavity. A horse’s teeth and jaw function are vital to their overall well-being, so dental care is an important part of your horse’s health.
We provide floating for horses as well as a range of routine to advanced services. Proper dental care will ensure that your horse’s teeth are not causing discomfort, pain, or other potential health issues.