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Injuries

Horses will always find a way to injure themselves so it’s important to provide a safe environment and have a well-stocked first aid kit. The correct supplies will allow you to perform “triage” until your veterinarian arrives. Critical areas that need assessment and treatment as soon as possible are deep lacerations, wounds near a joint […]

Vaccinations are Critical for Protecting Your Horse

The American Association of Equine Practitioners recommends core vaccines be given to your horses at least yearly. Core vaccines include the West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE/WEE), tetanus, and rabies. Due to the year-round mosquito population, vaccination boosters are recommended every 6 months for EEE/WEE and WNV. While vaccines do not […]

Respiratory Problems in Horses

Your horses’ lungs are critical for competition, pleasure riding and general health. If you have had the flu or a cold, you know how uncomfortable you feel and how hard breathing can be. Unlike people, horses cannot breath out of their mouth so any nasal discharge or congestion can be a serious problem. Horses can […]

Your Mobile Partner in Equine Health

Compassionate Care On The MoveAt Polk Equine, we cherish the bond between you and your equine companions. Since 2012, under the experienced guidance of our passionate equine veterinarian, Dr. Katie Hennessy, we’ve brought personalized, high-quality veterinary care directly to your stable doors. Dr. Hennessy’s adoration for horses shines through in every aspect of her practice, […]