Spring Vaccines and Specials
FOR YOUR HORSES OR SHEEP/GOATS/ALPACAS/LLAMAS
Spring has poked out her head then popped it back in for a minute but we wanted to let you know that it is time to schedule your horse’s spring vaccines and dentistry. 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.
Wasatch Veterinary is offering a spring special package for $97 per horse (plus farm call) including the 5-way and West Nile virus vaccines, fecal egg count, and a dental exam. Fecal egg counts are now the gold standard of care, and should always be done prior to deworming.
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/fecal 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 $130 (a $10 saving)
Annual bloodwork, fecal and a Coggins certificate for $140.00 (a savings of $23).
We are also offering our equine annual Wellness package again, which will cost $699.00 (normal cost over $900, a saving of over $200) and includes:
2 farm calls (spring and fall)
2 physical exams and weight check (spring and fall)
2 dental exams (spring and fall)
2 fecal parasite tests and, if necessary, deworming (spring and fall)
Spring vaccines – EWT, Rhino, Influenza, West Nile Virus (Prestige V + WNV)
Fall vaccines – Rhino, Influenza, Rabies
Annual dental float including sedation; senior horses may require an additional dental float each year (an additional $150)
Annual hoof radiographs (spring)
Sheath cleaning (spring or fall)
Coggins test (annual)
Equine early detection bloodwork (annual)
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. Please let us know if you would like to order one for your horse and we can bring it to your spring appointment.
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.
Goats/Sheep/Alpaca Spring Vaccines
Spring has poked out her head then popped it back in for a minute but we wanted to let you know that it is time to schedule your preparation for spring with 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 - which can we used to confirm both pregnancy and number of offspring
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.