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Equine Veterinary Services

Diagnostics - These include digital radiography, digital ultrasound, video endoscopy (including endoscopy of the stomach), localized anesthesia in lameness evaluation, laboratory work (including complete blood counts, chemistry analysis, thyroid levels, fecal counts, and bacterial cultures), thermography, and ophthalmology.

Emergency - We have a full service emergency service for all after hours calls within our service area. Call (337) 662-5930 for emergency service.

Lameness Evaluation - This includes visual, flexion, radiography, x-ray, blocking and digital ultrasound examination to determine the source of pain and lameness. Once the source of the lameness is pinpointed, your veterinarian will prescribe a course of treatment and rehabilitation.

Advanced Joint/Tendon Therapy - Including IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cell therapy are just some of the joint and tendon therapies at our disposal. Our team can prescribe these treatments along with appropriate therapeutic injections and medications to help resolve joint and tendon issues. These therapies are complemented by proven wholistic and rehabilitation techniques.

Reproduction - Our team includes specialists in reproduction. This includes live and artificial insemination, embryo transfer, foaling, stallion and mare management consultation. We work with stallion and mare owners to help them produce the best possible outcome for their breeding programs.

Wellness - We offer semiannual reminders to our clients for vaccination, physicals, coggins tests, deworming and sheath cleaning. Chiropractic and acupunture treatment modalities are a part of an overall wellness program offered for horses.

Ambulatory - We have a fully equipped ambulatory service for clients within our service area. This service is best utilized by scheduling appointments, but we realize that your horses medical needs often come up unexpectedly. Our veterinarians are equipped with portable diagnostic tools, including x-ray, that can be helpful in onsite examinations and treatment. We also know that it is sometimes difficult to bring a horse to the clinic for treatment and we do our best to accommodate our clients.

Referrals - We accept referrals from outside veterinarians. Please make sure to bring all of your records so that we can better serve you.

Acupuncture- Horses benefit from acupunture. This treatment method provides deep release for trigger points, muscle and tendon pain and often patients are improved by more than 70% after one treatment. This treatment modality helps relieve deep pain and helps the horses improve because of the pain relief.

A huge variety of conditions in horses benefit from acupuncture. Most commonly musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, urogenital and cardiovascular conditions can benefit, and also some behavioral conditions. For more information, ask to speak with our certified veterinary acupuncturist to discuss your horse's specific condition.

Chiropractic- Chiropractic offers tremendous potential in animal health care. It belongs in the health care spectrum along with medicine, surgery, acupuncture, homeopathy and other such modalities.Chiropractic care does not pretend to encompass the entire study of health and disease, but it does offer alternative explanations for disease and provides complementary therapy. The foundations of chiropractic philosophy are based on the intimate relationship of the spinal column to the nervous system, as well as the role of the spinal column in biomechanics and movement.

The last fifteen years have demonstrated the tremendous benefit that animals receive from the integration of animal chiropractic into the veterinary clinical practice. Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, our resident equine chiropractor is a veterinarian and recognizes the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with veterinary medicine for the best interest of the patient.

Internal Medicine - The equine internal medicine service at Baronne Veterinary Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of horses with diseases including:

  • Colic and diarrhea

  • Respiratory disease, including heaves, inflammatory airway disease, and pneumonia

  • Cardiac disease

  • Neurological disease, including EPM (Equine Protozoal Encephalomyelitis) and Wobblers

  • Diseases of the neonatal and older foal

  • Endocrine disease, including Equine Cushing's disease, thyroid disease, and anhidrosis

An equine internal medicine specialist is able to provide specialized care in areas such as:

  • Pulmonology

  • Cardiology

  • Neurology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Neonatology

  • Immunology

  • Endocrinology

  • Oncology


Surgery � Baronne Veterinary Clinic veterinarians are trained surgeons and the Clinic houses its own surgical, preparatory and recovery suite.

Surgical procedures include:


Orthopedics:

Arthroscopy
Arthrotomy
Fracture Repair

Conformation corrective procedures:

Soft tissue:
Tie-Forward procedure
Tie-Back procedure
Hernia repair
Cryptorchid castration
Cribbing
Check ligament desmotomy
Neurectomy

Cosmetics:

Scar removal/revision
Growth removal
Many other forms of physical moderation performed

Call (337) 662-5930 about other procedures not listed here, since many more are performed by our team of experienced surgeons.

 
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