Spring Vaccines and Specials
FOR YOUR HORSES OR SHEEP/GOATS/ALPACAS/LLAMAS
6th March, 2021
2021 has started with a relatively warm winter and early spring so we wanted to let you know that it is time to schedule your horse’s spring vaccines and dentistry. This year, we recommend that all horses receive the 5-way vaccine (Eastern and Western encephalitis, flu/rhino, tetanus) vaccine and the West Nile virus vaccine in the spring. Additionally we are recommending all horses have a fecal and are dewormed to cover parasites not detected in the fecal. Doing both a fecal and deworming will allow us to follow horses that have high levels of parasites and need to be rechecked at a later date. The spring special package this year is $99 per horse (plus farm call) and includes the 5-way and West Nile virus vaccines, fecal egg count, and a dental exam.
For barns or a group of neighbors with horses, we will waive the farm call if you schedule ten, or more, horses for a spring vaccine package.
Other specials, when booked at the same time at your spring package, include:
Dental float, including sedation, for $135 (annual refloat) or $155 (initial float) ($15 savings)
Farrier radiographs, including interpretation (2 views of both front feet), which can be emailed to both you and your farrier, for $135 (a $12 saving)
Annual bloodwork, fecal and a Coggins certificate for $145.00 (a savings of $26).
We are also offering both our equine annual Wellness package and our senior equine Wellness package. The equine package will be $699.00 (a saving of over $200) and the senior equine Wellness package will be $899.00 (a saving of over $225). Both packages include: 2 farm calls; 2 physical exams and weight check; 2 dental exams; 2 fecal parasite tests, deworming; Spring vaccines – EWT, Rhino, Influenza, West Nile Virus (Prestige VI); Fall vaccines – Rhino, Influenza, Rabies; annual dental float including sedation; annual hoof radiographs (spring or fall); Sheath cleaning (spring or fall); Coggins test (annual); Equine early detection bloodwork (annual). The senior equine package also includes the metabolic panel (ACTH/Insulin/leptin/T4/blood glucose), which will be run in the fall.
We also now have equine emergency first aid kits available. These are $90 and contain a stethoscope, thermometer, eye ointment, wound and bandaging supplies, antibiotic ointment and a laminated sheet with vitals. A second version, which also contains banamine paste and dormosedan paste, is available for $150.
We hope that you have had an enjoyable and safe winter with your horses. Thank you for making Wasatch Veterinary Large Animal a part of your family’s health care and we look forward to hearing from you to schedule your spring appointment.
Drs. Tracy Wright
801 662 8092
Goats/Sheep/Alpaca Spring Vaccines
6th March, 2021
2021 started with a mild winter and an early spring so we wanted to let you know that it is time to schedule your spring appointment for vaccines/fecal egg count. Sheep/goats/alpacas/llamas will need the CD+T vaccine and a fecal egg count. It is recommended to vaccinate pregnant animals 4 weeks prior to parturition and to vaccinate offspring at 6-8 weeks of age followed by a booster one month later.
Additional options for your flock management spring work include:
Small ruminant bloodwork tests for Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis/Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (CAE/OPP), Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL), and Johne's Disease
Blood test for selenium levels – this can be low due to hay in our area and, if the goat or sheep is deficient, this can be lethal to new lambs/kids
Ultrasound exam/bloodwork - which can we used to confirm pregnancy
We also now have emergency first aid kits available. These are $99 and contain a stethoscope, thermometer, eye ointment, wound and bandaging supplies, antibiotic ointment, equioxx pain medication (an NSAID) and a laminated sheet with vitals. Please let us know if you would like to order one for your animals and we can bring it to your spring appointment.
Call today on 801 662 8092 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tracy.
We hope that you have had an enjoyable and safe winter with your animals. Thank you for making Wasatch Veterinary Large Animal a part of your family’s health care.
Dr. Tracy Wright
801 662 8092