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  • Blood work and your pet Understanding Your Pet’s Diagnostic Testing Understanding your pet’s test results Blood testing can frequently detect illness in your pet before we see any outward signs of disease. Testing gives us immediate insights that we might not otherwise discover. And, treating your pet early can lead to a better outcome and possibly lower treatment costs. Pets can’t say how they’re ...
  • Understanding Your Pet’s Diagnostic Testing Blood Chemistries These common blood tests allow veterinarians to assess your pet’s overall health. Blood tests are often recommended in healthy pets, in pets about to undergo anesthesia and in sick pets. Interpretation of multiple tests in conjunction with one another (profiling) allows quick and noninvasive assessment of the major organ systems of the body. Understanding your pet’s test ...
  • Ward Animal Hospital’s position on online pharmacies Because of the advertisements for mail order medication pharmacies such as PetMeds. We want to clarify our position on these products. We have an online pharmacy that has competitive pricing with other online pharmacies. A very important concern is the quality of the product. All of our products are shipped directly from the manufacturer and stored appropriately. The manufacturers ...
  • Equine Infectious Anemia By Tim Cordes, DVM and Charles Issel, DVM, PhD Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a potentially fatal blood-borne infectious viral disease that produces a persistent infection among equids nearly worldwide. Although the disease has been recognized for centuries, its prevalence began to rise in the 1930s and reached its destructive peak in the United States between ...
  • Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or Coggins Equine infectious anemia is a viral disease that affects the horses’ immune system. It is transmitted via blood-sucking insects; flys and mosquitos. The virus actually reproduces bad blood cells and circulates them throughout the body.  The horse’s immune system attacks the blood cells and destroys them, causing anemia.  This can cause inflammation and damage to vital organs.  ...
  • Fecals on Horses We do intestinal parasite screens (fecal) here at the clinic. We do parasite and sand test to see if the horse needs to be dewormed. The sand test is to see how much sand has been consumed by the horse and if there is an overwhelming amount it would need to be treated with . If he ...
  • Equine Nutritional Consultation Monday afternoons from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jim Ward, D.V.M. will be available at Ward Animal Hospital for equine nutritional consultations. Come by and talk to him, give him a call or schedule an appointment to bring your horse in for him to examine. Jim Ward, D.V.M. is a 1965 graduate of Texas A & M University ...
  • Internal Equine Parasites Internal parasites, or worms, may cause extensive damage to the gastrointestinal tract of your horse.  Effects of parasites may appear externally as; dull hair coat, depression, loss of body condition, diarrhea, swollen abdomen (typically in younger horses). Parasites can compromise the horse’s immune system and may even cause colic. In rare cases, death. To find out ...
  • Monitoring Equine Parasites Via Fecal Egg Per Gram By Dr. Bryan Waldridge · April 29, 2011 Fecal egg per gram (EPG) counts are valuable to actually determine the number of worm eggs in a horse’s manure. Routine fecal floats determine if parasite eggs are present but cannot differentiate a heavy-shedding horse from one shedding fewer worm eggs. Manure for EPG determination is weighed, floated ...
  • Pigeon Fever Pigeon Fever, also called dryland distemper or false strangles, is not the most serious disease that can affect a horse. It is a bacterial infection that creates purulent abscesses. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis thrives in soil contaminated with manure, especially in hot, droughty conditions. When horses roll or lie down in paddocks or churn up clouds of ...