- Parasite Prevention and Treatment
- Equine Dentistry
- In-House Blood Analysis
- Acupuncture and Laser Therapy
- Health Plans for Brood Mares
- Ultrasound for Pregnancy
- Lameness Evaluations
New to Bear Creek
We are excited to be able to offer more services in Bear Creek Animal Clinic’s new horse bay. Ample parking and turn around space are making the facility trailer friendly and the new bay is equipped with a fantastic new stock and a padded stall. Although our veterinary team are still available to travel to farms, we can now offer many services at the new clinic that were previously not feasible.
Previous vaccination history, age, pregnancy status, geography, and exposure risk are all factors to consider when choosing vaccinations for your horse. Make sure to mention upcoming travel plans or show schedules. Talk to one of our team members to find a protocol that is right for you.
In-house Blood Analysis
Bear Creek Animal Clinichas the ability to run routine blood panels in the clinic, giving you results typically in the same day. You may choose to have routine bloodwork done as part of your preventative health care plan for your horse. This allows you to see any changes before they become major issues.
Age, population density, pasture management, pregnancy status, travel plans, season, and type of dewormer used last will all effect the product you select to deworm your horse.
Did you know that horse’s teeth grow all the time?
Typically, horses need their teeth filed annually. This procedure is referred to as a float. The sharp points in the teeth that gradually develop are filed down to prevent injuries in the mouth.
We also have a dental endoscope which allows us to see images of teeth in real time that can usually be difficult to see during an exam.
Although we do not have gas anesthetic for horses, we are able to perform basic surgical prcedures which include:
For surgical procedures outside the scope of our clinic, we are happy to assist in the referral process to a specialty clinic.
Acupuncture and Laser Therapy
Acupuncture helps encourage blood flow and promotes wound healing. It also relieves tension in muscles. Laser therapy stimulates acupuncture points and aids in tissue regeneration.
Using an ultrasound to determine pregnancy gives an accurate estimation of stage of gestation.
We do this type of exam to pinpoint if the horse is in pain and, if so, where the pain originates from. This helps us come up with a treatment plan.
New Bovine Bay
We are excited to be able to offer more services in Bear Creek Animal Clinic’s new bovine bay. Ample parking and turn around space as well as a drive through unloading system are making the facility a lot easier for our clients to navigate. Although our veterinary team are still available to travel to farms, we can now offer many services at the new clinic that were previously not feasible. Additional holding pens allow us to handle 3 or more animals at a time for procedures such as semen testing.
Bear Creek Animal Clinic also offers ultrasound guided pregnancy detection for our bovine clients which allows us to make the diagnosis earlier and more accurately than traditional methods.
Bear Creek and West County Animal Clincs
- Herd Health Examinations
- Vaccination and Parasite Prevention Plans
- Fecal Analysis
- Ultrasound Guided Pregnancy Testing
- Semen Testing
- Cesarean Sections and Dystocia
Herd Health Examinations
- A herd is considered a single entity.
- A herd health exam establishes a VCPR if we haven’t seen anyone from the herd for any health issues.
- A VCPR is a Veterinary Client Patient Relationship.
- As of December of 2018, Health Canada makes it mandatory to have a VCPR in order to prescribe medications for 1 year.
Please call your veterinarian if you notice symptoms of scours, blackleg, naval ill, dystocia, milk fever, bloat, or a vaginal prolapse in your herd.
A fecal analysis ensures cattle is free of internal parasites. These parasites may cause loss of body condition and may reduce immunity.
It is beneficial to know who needs to be removed from the herd. Pregnancy testing can be done at 30 days of gestation. It also gives an estimate on when you will be done calving.
This reduces the chance of turning out infertile bulls.
Cesarean Sections and Dystocia
A c-section increases the chance of a live calf during a difficult labour. It reduces the chance of maternal death and future health issues or difficulty getting pregnant.