Equine Ambulatory Service

Desert Pines Equine's well-equipped
Medical and Surgery Clinic can provide the
help your horse needs to overcome critical

We offer complete preventative care programs to meet all of your routine medical care. As part of your horse’s yearly exam, our veterinarians will go over all of your horse’s needs and your concerns to build a program that is right for you.

The following routine services help keep your horse one step ahead of many preventable conditions and diseases:

Annual Exams

  • Physical Exam
  • Nutritional Evaluation
  • Preventative Shoeing Films
  • Dental Exam, Float if Needed

Spring Vaccines and Tests, Annual

  • Eastern and Western Encephalitis (EWE)
  • Tetanus
  • West Nile
  • Rabies
  • Coggins Testing (if the horse will be traveling)


Microchipping is an effective, quick and easy way to permanently identify your horse.

We can implant your horse’s chip and register the identification number for you through Home Again.
In the event that your horse is lost or stolen, you will have the peace of mind of a safe

Ask about microchipping with your next routine appointment.

Bi-Annual Vaccines and Tests, Fall and Spring

  • Influenza
  • Rhinopneumonitis
  • *Fecal Parasite Egg Counts
  • Coggins Testing, if the state your horse is traveling to requires it be within the last 6 months

*The Fecal Parasite Egg Count is now being recommended by veterinarians nationwide in place of a routine de-worming schedule. We are recommending that you have a fecal sample evaluated twice a year for parasites. If there is no evidence at that time that your horse has parasites, it is unnecessary to use a de-worming product.

If there is evidence of parasites, we can prescribe the de-worming product that is appropriate for your horse and the type of parasites present.

It is also recommended that any horse that has arrived here from out of state or pasture be evaluated. It is more common for those horses to have parasites then our horses stabled here in the desert.


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