Advanced Performance Dentistry
Whatever age or performance level your horse is, routine dental care is critical to their well being. Regular dental work and exams give us the opportunity to detect any abnormalities in the mouth as we strive to improve the relationship between horse and rider. We use advanced dental techniques and equipment, which reduces procedural time and minimizes trauma to the horse. This makes it an easier experience for everyone. We use sedation to insure your horses’ safety and comfort and a full mouth speculum with adequate lighting to fully examine and treat the entire mouth. By reducing pain and discomfort associated with dental issues, we can help you and your horse to reach your goals whatever they may be.
It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A good preventative medicine program is vital to the overall health of our equine friends. The basics of such a program include vaccination, routine deworming, and routine dentistry. The first part of the program is vaccination. Mobile Veterinary Services recommends twice yearly vaccinations for horses on the Front Range. The second part of the program is routine deworming or fecal egg counts. We offer both services as well as consultations to decide what program is the right one for you and your horse. The third part is dentistry for your horse, which is discussed below (or above if we move the section).
Lameness Evaluation is one of our specialties here at MVS. Whether you have a high-level performance horse or a pleasure companion, we take pride in performing a comprehensive lameness exam for diagnosis and proper treatment of the problem.
One of the most important exams that you can have a veterinarian perform is the pre-purchase examination. Once you have picked out that potential new addition to your herd, call us to arrange a pre-purchase exam. The pre-purchase exam includes a full physical, a neurologic exam, and a soundness exam to make sure that you enter in any potential purchase armed with the most information possible.
We offer the latest in diagnostic imaging techniques including a digital, direct capture radiography system. This system lets us take radiographs (X-rays) in the field, and show you the resulting images immediately, allowing us to immediately begin to outline and implement a treatment plan. We also offer diagnostic ultrasound for use in tendon and ligament imaging as well as reproductive ultrasound scans.
Chiropractic manipulation has been used for decades in horses as a diagnostic tool and treatment option to optimize health, improve quality of life, and increase performance. Adjustments of the vertebral column function to reduce pain by restoring a normal range of motion to the spine as well as unencumbering the nervous system to restore its optimal function. Slight misalignments, called subluxations, can alter the transmission of nerve impulses from the spine, which, in turn, impacts the delivery of information to and from all areas of the body. Horses with subluxations can present with anything from routine musculoskeletal abnormalities to chronic colic cases or mares that are difficult to manage from a reproductive standpoint. Abnormal posture, poll stiffness, resistance to saddling, behavior changes, lameness, difficulty with specific leads, and strong one sided tendencies can all be indications that your horse could benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.
24 Hour Emergency Service (for Active Clients in Good Standing)
We know that horses dont always pick the most convenient times to become ill or injured. That’s why we offer 24 hour emergency services for all our active clients in good standing. When you need emergency services, call the main office (303- 279- 4893), and follow the prompts on the voice service to leave a message for the on-call doctor. Be sure to use the urgent option for a prompt return call.