Veterinary Care for Horses
We’re proud to be trusted equine medicine experts for the Caldwell County region.
Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of Luling is prepared to diagnose and treat the conditions of our equine patients. Our clinic is equipped with stocks and stalls to accommodate our patients for both short- and long-term periods of time.
While we recommend that our clients bring horses to our Luling Clinic directly, our veterinarians are available to perform farm calls for routine exams and colic care for an additional fee.
We provide many health care services to our equine patients, including:
- Breeding/reproductive services including artificial insemination
- Colic treatment onsite or via farm call (Colic is a gastrointestinal disturbance in our equines and can prove fatal)
- Teeth floating and equine dentistry
- Evaluation and treatment of lameness/pain
- Podiatry (hoof care)
- Routine preventive care (standard vaccinations and deworming protocol)
- Emergency services
EQUINE LAMENESS EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
Our clinic frequently evaluates and treats lameness in horses. Our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities include:
- Standing and moving exams
- Joint and nerve blocks
Veterinary dental care isn’t just for cats and dogs—equines need it too! Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic offers on-site and farm call dentistry care for your horse’s medical needs
Dentistry is an important part of equine health care because a horse’s teeth constantly grow for up to 25 years. Horses can rarely self-grind their own teeth, which is why we recommend a consistent floating schedule for the majority of horses.
Equine teeth should be examined annually starting at 2 years of age to detect and correct any long or sharp teeth. These exams decrease the risk of colic and increase a horse’s ability to chew properly, which ultimately ensures your horse gets all the nutrients needed to stay healthy.