Horses need dental care too!
Take a look at the AAEP Equine Dental Care Guidlines.
Give us a call for your horses next dental appointment!
We are excited to announce that Ward Animal Hospital now offers encompassing reproductive services for dogs and horses.
Dr. Reto Fritsche, board certified reproductive specialist (Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologiests, DACT), joined our team in October 2016.
What is Body Condition Score (BCS)?
The Henneke horse body condition scoring system is a numerical scale used to evaluate the amount of fat on a horse's body. It was developed by Henneke et al. (1983) at Texas A&M University with the goal of creating a universal scale to assess horses' body-weight.
Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.
To have your horse assessed give us a call to schedule and appointment. 936-564-4341
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These videos are intended to educate the public on how to properly administer injections
and how to properly wrap and bandage a horses' leg. Safety should be considered before
attempting any of these procedures. If you are not comfortable in a situation it is best to wait
until you have assistance or bring the animal to the veterinarian for professional service.
The videos can be accessed by searching "Ward Animal Hospital" on www.youtube.com or clicking the links below.
This is a simple chart to follow so that the new food does not upset your fur kids tummy.
Old wives tale would mean that your dog has worms, right?
This tale is incorrect, your dog scoots across the floor because of anal glads (or anal sacs) that are irritating them.
Commonly called 'anal glands', the anal sacs are two small pouches located on either side of the anus at approximately the four o'clock and eight o'clock positions. Numerous specialized sebaceous (sweat) glands that produce a foul smelling secretion line the walls of the sacs. Each sac is connected to the outside by a small duct that opens just inside the anus.
The reality of rabies
Annual exams have always be an important routine in owning a pet, to ensure that they are as healthy as possible. While vaccinations help protect your pet from illness, preventive testing also helps us to establish a baseline of what is normal for your pet as well as to detect any changes early.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has altered guidelines after evidence of preventive-resistant Diofilaria immitis strains was presented at the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Conference at the end of July in Chicago.
As the air begins to cool and the leaves start to change, autumn emerges and we begin to prepare for the upcoming winter. If changing the coolant in your car and helping children complete art projects for school tops your to do list, pay a little extra attention to the whereabouts of the family pet. Some common seasonal tasks and household items may be harmful for your pet.