Silver Creek Equine Services
Horse teeth continue to grow throughout their lives, creating problem areas known as "points" and "waves." Years ago, these problems were corrected by smoothing the teeth with hand filing tools, an approach that is still occasionally practiced on horses with very minor issues.
We offer both hand floating and motorized floating (far more common and comprehensive) depending on which is more appropriate for the horse's dental needs. Both procedures are usually performed under sedation.
Motorized dentistry is best performed at our haul-in facility, though can be performed at your home or barn. Stocks and fans add efficiency, lower the stress on the horse, and lower the cost of the procedure.
Our Veterinarians perform a number of surgical procedures including:
Gelding (standing or lying down)
Surgical Sarcoid Removal
We offer a number of examination formats in order to ensure your horse's health, including:
Routine Physical Exam
Vaccine and Worming
We recommend the following vaccination protocols:
At birth: Injection to supplement selenium, which is deficient in our area
At 6 months of age: Initial vaccination for West Nile Virus, Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus, Influenza (injectible), and Rabies
At 7 months of age: Booster vaccination for West Nile Virus, Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus, and Influenza (injectible)
At 11 months of age: Vaccination for Influenza (intranasal), and for Strangles (intranasal)
Annually (fall or spring): Vaccination for West Nile Virus, Eastern and Western Encephalitis,Tetanus, Influenza (intranasal), and Rabies
We recommend the following deworming protocols:
Foals: at 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 months of age - administer fenbendazole (Panacur) at the larvacidal dosage level (see your veterinarian)
Horses age 6 months and older: we now recommend a 'four times per year' rotation of various dewormers (see your veterinarian). We also offer an affordable Equine Worming Pack to treat one horse for the whole year for $45.