We are committed to the health of your horses as prevention is key to a long and healthy lifespan. Annual wellness exams, routine dental care, and vaccination schedules are all tailored to your horse’s needs to ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions and to prevent future issues by detecting early stages of disease.
- Wellness Exams
- Digital Coggins
- Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate)
- Extended Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
- In-house Fecal Egg Counts, Sand Floats, Deworming Recommendations
- Hand and power float dentistry
- Geriatric Exams and Management
- Ophthalmic Exams
- Asthma/RAO/COPD/Heaves Management
- Nutrition Consultations
Emergency Services (24/7)
We offer 24 hour veterinary assistance 7 days a week should you have an equine medical emergency. When situations occur where more intensive care is needed, we offer hospitalization with our trained technicians. Our normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5pm. For emergencies, please call our office number (843) 875-5133 and select option one to be directed to the on-call doctor.
We provide the best reproductive care in the Lowcountry. In order to obtain a successful breeding, our veterinarians are trained in a wide range of reproductive services to meet your broodmare’s needs. Reproductive services are offered at our facility or at your farm.
- Pre-Breeding Exams and consults
- Ultrasound for Estrus Staging/Management, Estrus Synchronization, Pregnancy Confirmation
- Artificial Insemination with Chilled Semen
- Twin pregnancies identification and resolution
- Uterine Culture/Cytology
- Uterine Lavage
- Dystocia/Retained Placenta (Foaling Complications)
- Post Foaling Exams
- Neonatal exam and Care
Integrative veterinary medicine combines a traditional approach with a holistic approach to medicine to improve the health of the patient. Both acupuncture and veterinary medical manipulation have been used to aid in the treatment of musculoskeletal, respiratory, and neurological problems.
- Veterinary Medical Manipulation (Chiropractic)
- Medical Manipulation, commonly referred to as chiropractic work, is a therapy that uses motion palpation to detect joint restrictions and alleviates those restrictions by restoring the normal range of motion to the joint. If a joint’s motion becomes restricted in one area, it can lead to pain and loss of function in other areas of the body. This form of integrative medicine restores freedom of movement and relieves the pain of the restricted joint.
- Dry and Electro Acupuncture
- Acupuncture is the practice of inserting a needle through the skin at predetermined sites (acupuncture points) for the treatment or prevention of disease and pain. The needling causes micro trauma that in turn causes a positive, local inflammatory effect. This local effect results in increased tissue immune response, improved local tissue blood flow, and muscle and tissue relaxation.
Regenerative medicine encourages the body to self-heal as it draws on its own healing properties. The following therapies have been used to treat a variety of soft tissue injuries.
- Shockwave Therapy
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a form of therapy that uses high-intensity shocks, or pressure waves, to stimulate healing in wounds, ligaments, tendons, and bony structures. It increases blood flow and the growth of new blood vessels while also increasing the production of natural healing factors. Shockwave can also provide a source of mild, short-term pain relief and can be done onsite at your farm or at the clinic for your convenience.
- Pro-Stride® APS Autologous Protein Solution System
- Pro-Stride is an advanced lameness technology that uses the horse’s own blood to stimulate healing and control inflammation within a joint. This reparative treatment is able to harness the horse’s natural healing capacity rather than just treating symptoms with steroids. It is a one-time treatment that can be done on the farm or at the clinic.
- Originally developed in France, this form of therapy acts to stimulate the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) to relieve a variety of ailments to stop the pain spasm cycle. The principle of mesotherapy is based on the theory of gait control of pain that originates from the dorsal horn of the spinal cord.
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Stem cells are found in higher concentrations in adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow. These specific cells aid in regeneration and repair of damaged tissue. Stem cells play an important role in coordinating healing in all types of tissue. This form of therapy has proven to be successful in treating musculoskeletal injuries.
Routine dental examination by our licensed veterinarians allows for the opportunity to prevent and detect disease early on before they become a threat to your horse. Veterinarians are able to perform a full-mouth examination using a speculum, which allows for a more thorough exam of your horse’s mouth. Using their extensive knowledge and training in equine anatomy, our veterinarians can administer sedation resulting in pain free dentistry. With routine dental care, your horse will be more comfortable, will utilize feed more efficiently, may perform better, and may even live longer.
- Oral Exams
- Teeth Floating (Routine and Corrective)
- Wolf Teeth Removal
- Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) Evaluation
- Dental Extractions
- Dental Radiography
Lameness and Sports Medicine
Lameness is defined as any alteration to a horse’s gait that can lead to a decreased ability or willingness to perform and typically originates from issues within the musculoskeletal system. Our veterinarians will apply their knowledge of equine anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, conformation, and medicine to form a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan that is specific to your horse’s needs, while being mindful of their breed, personality, and desired performance.
- Joint injections
- Ultrasound-guided Sacroiliac (SI) injections
- Advanced imaging (Portable Ultrasounds and Digital Radiography units)
- Regenerative Medicine (Pro-Stride Injections, Shock-wave, Meso-therapy)
- Insurance Exams
- Regional Limb Perfusion
Our veterinarians will use these tools and technologies to make a diagnosis and treatment plan that is specific to the needs of your horse.
- Pre-Purchase Examinations
- We provide different levels of examination based on your needs and concerns. All pre-purchase exams include a physical exam and lameness exam. Digital x-rays, bloodwork and other services can be offered as requested. Please click here for more information on our Pre-Purchase exams.
- Digital Radiography
- Our clinic is equipped with two Digital Radiology units that can be used in-clinic and on the farm as the images are processed instantaneously. Digital radiography gives our veterinarians the ability to view images of bone, joints, and soft tissue, which can be very beneficial in lameness evaluations and pre-purchase exams.
- We offer digital ultrasound that can be utilized to help diagnose soft tissue injuries, colic FLASH (fast localized abdominal sonography of horses) exams, reproductive exams, and more. Digital ultrasonography gives our veterinarians the ability to make a diagnosis on-site, which allows you to get started on a rehabilitation schedule immediately.
- We have an adult and neonatal sized 1-Meter Endoscope for upper airway endoscopy. An endoscopy allows for visualization of the nasal passages, larynx, trachea, pharyngeal regions, and guttural pouches.
- This procedure involves using a 3-Meter endoscope to examine the stomach lining. Gastric ulcers can affect any horse at any age. They are a result of the erosion of the lining of the stomach due to lengthened exposure to the normal acid in the stomach. Environmental and physical stress can increase the likelihood of ulcers. The only definite way of diagnosing Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome is through a gastroscopy.
- In-house laboratory
- We have the capability to perform the following laboratory services: Complete Blood Count, Serum Chemistry, Urinalysis, Fibrinogen, SAA, Fecal Egg Count and Sand Sedimentation.
Using advanced techniques and innovative technology, our veterinarians can perform elective surgical procedures on your farm or at our facility. These routine surgeries are generally performed under standing sedation, but in some cases, general anesthesia is required. Our trained veterinary staff will monitor your horse from start to finish to ensure optimal safety and care.
- Mass Removal
- Dental Extractions
- Sinus Trephination
- Umbilical Hernia Repair
There are many times when treatment becomes too much to manage at the farm due to either intensive care needs or facility limitations. Our clinic is equipped with 6 stalls to handle: colic fluid management, ophthalmic medication administration, laminitis, wound care, regional limb perfusion, breeding, pre-surgical monitoring, surgical after-care, dental extractions, etc.