Equine Veterinarian in Humboldt, IA

Equine Veterinarian in Humboldt, IA

At Humboldt Veterinary Clinic, we understand the importance of our Iowa neighbors’ investment in their horses. These are specialized animals that require a unique level of care from a trained equine veterinarian.

We want you to know that your horses will receive the highest level of care possible from our staff!

We can perform in-house care and testing of your horse at our location in Humboldt, or we can come to your farm by appointment for check-ups and exams.

Here is a closer look at the equine veterinarian services that we offer.

Preventive Care & Wellness Checks

A full physical exam for each of your horses, performed once a year, is vital to each individual animal’s overall health. Our preventive care includes not only a full physical exam, but also dental checks and floats; fecal egg counts and deworming as needed; and keeping your horses on a regular vaccine schedule. If we ask for a stool sample for a fecal egg count, it must be fresh (within 24 hours) and kept cool until it can be examined.

We also utilize a direct capture radiography machine, which allows us to take and view X-rays directly in the field. This allows us to diagnose internal organs, teeth and joints, and check for lameness or other musculoskeletal problems.

Humboldt Veterinary Clinic also provides a full range of reproductive services and care for horses, as well as nutritional counseling, surgery and emergency care.

Equine Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic has been used on horses for decades and there are many peer-reviewed studies that show it is beneficial for treating back pain, lameness and other equine ailments. The following signs and symptoms could indicate that your horse is in need of chiropractic adjustments:

  • Behavioral changes
  • Sensitivity to saddling
  • Poll stiffness
  • Abnormal posture
  • Lameness
  • Strong pulling to one side
  • Trouble with specific leads

Chiropractic medicine can help with pain management and restoring a full range of motion in horses.

Equine Acupuncture

Acupuncture is another alternative medical treatment we offer for equine patients. It can help to relieve back pain and lameness when a horse is not responding well to other treatment methods.

Call Us for All Your Equine Veterinarian Needs

Horses are special animals that require special veterinarian care. Our compassionate team at Humboldt Veterinary Clinic is eager to meet with you and your animals, and to begin providing a level of care that exceeds your expectations. Call us at 515-332-2346 to schedule an appointment.