MILVERTON-WELLESLEY VETERINARY SERVICES
The equine veterinarians at our clinic want to ensure your horse remains in peak physical condition throughout the year. We can help you implement a wellness program suited to your horse’s needs.
OUR EQUINE SERVICES INCLUDE:
Radiography – Digital & Portable
Computerized Medical & Lab Records
Ultrasonography – Digital & Portable
HOW EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC WORKS:
The bones of the spine and joints are maintained in a specific alignment. The nerves which surround each joint and vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain, and all organs. When even a subtle change in the alignment occurs, it is called a subluxation. Subluxations affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints and even distant organs, glands, and body functions.
HOW CAN YOU ADJUST A HORSE?
With equine chiropractic care the practitioner is not adjusting a horse, but rather the relative position of two bones at a joint articulation.
WILL AN ADJUSTMENT HURT?
Most horses accept both the exam and adjustment without signs of pain.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER AN ADJUSTMENT:
After a 24-hour rest, many horses will show improvement. Sometimes there is a 24-48 hour period of tiredness. Some horses require a few sessions to resolve acute pain.
INDICATIONS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Athletic competitions – getting the competitive edge;
Surgery involving anesthesia;
Recovery from injury;
Behavior or mood change when ridden;
Tendency to be head shy, cinchy, reluctant to pick up a lead or go in one direction, pulling one way or hair color or pattern change along the body;
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY AND ULTRASONOGRAPHY
Superior quality images;
Increased diagnostic capability;
Computerized image storage, retrieval, and sharing;
Digital radiography is used to produce images of bony structures. The digital images can be viewed at the stable, allowing for quick, on-site assessment of problems. The ability to manipulate the images on the computer and enhance specific regions of the image allows for better visualization of the problem areas. Images can be burned to a CD, or emailed to a client or another veterinarian, as we often do for pre-purchase examinations.
Digital ultrasound further complements our lameness diagnostic capabilities, providing our veterinarians with detailed images of soft tissue structures, such as tendons and ligaments. Ultrasound may also be used to visualize some internal organs in the chest and abdomen.
Our veterinarians are passionate about preventative health care programs and optimizing production! We strive to consistently deliver high quality herd health programs by offering services in all of the following areas:
* Reproductive monitoring to achieve your goals
* Complete udder health program
* Vaccination program development
* Fresh cow health monitoring
* Production analysis
* Calf and heifer rearing programs
* Quota management
* Cow comfort and barn design
* Nutritional services
* Agronomic services
MWVS offers a wide variety of approaches when assisting you with milk quality and udder health improvement needs! Through the analysis of herd and DHI records, we can assist you in determining what types of mastitis issues you are likely to be dealing with. We also offer on-farm milking routine evaluation, protocol development, and strategies to reduce the impact that mastitis can have in your herd.
An in-clinic mastitis laboratory where we can culture individual cow milk samples to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of specific clinical mastitis cases. With a fast 24 to 48 hour turn-around time, this new service is sure to make dealing with mastitis easier! The information gathered is then used by your herd veterinarian to tailor protocols and recommendations specific to your farm’s needs.
Providing an environment that allows for a comfortable cow or calf is the first step to creating a happy and productive animal! The Milverton-Wellesley Veterinary Services team of veterinarians is willing and able to assist you in discussing barn design, bedding and space requirements, and management strategies that will ensure your animals are comfortable.
MWVS veterinarians have been offering nutritional services for many decades. We are keen to deliver a complete analysis and ration formulation program for all classes of livestock in your herd.