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Texas Equine Hospital offers the best quality of sports medicine available. Together we work with you to keep your horse trained, competing and winning! We provide routine sports medicine and performance evaluations. In some cases, we use the state-of-the art Lameness Locator System by Equinosis for in-depth lameness evaluations. We provide pre-purchase examinations, diagnostic nerve and joint blocks, platelet rich plasma, Tildren, and stem cell therapy.
Our imaging capabilities include stationary and dynamic video endoscopy, video gastroscopy, ultrasonography, and digital radiography. We provide 24-hour care for foals and adult horses in our climate controlled intensive care unit and isolation facility. The hospital has a fully equipped surgical suite, two recovery rooms, diagnostic imaging and five exam rooms, pharmacy, lab, reception area, and a conference/surgery viewing room. Lameness evaluations are performed on a covered 60 x 120 asphalt area. Adjacent to the main building is a 12-stall barn with one exam room plus 30 outdoor covered stalls. Also located behind the main building is a newly built 16-stall covered barn to house mares and foals. A separate barn houses a 4-stall Intensive Care Unit and Isolation facility. Farrier services are provided in a separate climate controlled farrier shop.
Texas Equine Hospital enjoys providing services to our clients for routine preventive procedures. These may include wellness examinations, dental care, deworming, coggins and piroplasmosis testing, vaccinations as well as non-intensive lameness evaluations and minor health concerns.
We also provide ambulatory care (farm calls) within a 65-mile radius to give you high quality medical care in the field.
Texas Equine Hospital surgeons have been on the forefront of equine surgical innovations including arthroscopic, limb corrective surgery, simple and complex fracture fixation, arthrodesis techniques, dental surgeries and innovations in equine upper respiratory surgery as well as abdominal and reproductive procedures.
Our surgeons have experience with all breeds and disciplines, and are knowledgeable of the unique needs of each breed or discipline from the early developmental needs of foals to the athlete in training.
Horses’ teeth are very important for both eating and performance. All horses develop sharp enamel points that may interfere with proper eating and effect how the horse performs. There are other dental problems such as wolf teeth, retained caps, tall teeth, ramps, and hooks.
All horses should have dental exams every year. Especially if they are showing signs of eating problems such as eating slowly, dropping feed, slobbering, tilting the head, or performance problems. Also, if you see signs such as head shaking, intolerance of the bit, carrying head in an abnormal manner, take one lead, but not the other, refusing to stop, buck, etc.
Texas Equine reproduction services provides in-hospital and ambulatory theriogenology. We perform traditional estrous cycle monitoring, ovulation timing, pregnancy diagnosis via palpation and ultrasound. We also offer a variety of diagnostics to further evaluate the fertility of the mare. Uterine ultrasound, culture, cytology, and biopsy are available. Drs. Stoudt and Alvarez perform assisted reproductive techniques such as artificial insemination and mare management for cool shipped and frozen semen.
We prefer to examine horses at our hospital, but will occasionally (time permitting) visit a horse at your barn or home provided there are adequate restraint facilities (stocks). Specialty appointments or consultations with board certified ophthalmologists are also available as needed.
We examine horses for a range of ocular disorders including:
Recurrent uveitis (periodic ophthalmic)