Preventive Care

Here at Corriente Veterinary Service we believe that routine annual medical exams, vaccinations, deworming, dental exams and floats are imperative to keeping your horse healthy. Preventive medicine is the foundation of our care. To help you achieve this goal, in a financially conscious way, we offer seasonal discounts to encourage you to provide care for your animal at the time of year that will be most helpful to the animal.

Medical Services

Our examinations, supplemented with appropriate laboratory tests, help us diagnose and treat a large variety of medical conditions such as:

  • Anaplasmosis/Lyme Disease (tick-borne diseases)
  • Metabolic disease/Cushings/Endocrine disorders
  • Medical colic
  • Respiratory disease
  • Dermatologic disease
  • Ophthalmic disease
  • Wound/Injury Care/Management

We utilize the latest technology such as endoscopy, digital ultrasound, shock wave therapy, ultrasound guided SI injections, and digital radiography (x-rays). We are also able to perform in-house complete blood cell counts, cytology, bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity tests.

Surgical Services

At Corriente we pride ourselves on our ability to perform a wide range of surgeries both on the farm and in our specialized surgical suite. We have two Certified Veterinary Technicians on staff who are specially trained in anesthesia and surgical assistance. Our surgical suite includes a hydraulic table and padded walls for the safest possible induction and recovery from anesthesia. Surgeries performed here include:

  • 1Correction of angular limb deformities and club feet
    • Tendon splitting
    • Wound repair
    • Enucleation
    • Hernia repair
    • Castrations (routine as well as cryptorchid)
    • Genitourinary tract procedures
    • Dental extractions and corrective surgery

Lameness Services

At Corriente Veterinary Service we are well equipped to diagnose and treat a large range of lamenesses and injuries.
Our lameness services include:

  • Portable digital radiography (X-Ray)
  • Digital Ultrasound
  • Lameness Locator System
  • IRAP (Interlueken-1 Receptor Agonist Protein)
  • Joint injections
  • In-house joint lavage
  • Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Ultrasound Guided Sacroiliac Injections
  • Mesotherapy
  • Partnership with local farriers to achieve ideal shoeing/trimming


We provide full-service reproductive care for your stallion,mare, and foal. We utilize ultrasonographic imaging along with uterine cultures, uterine biopsies, and in-house semen evaluation to aid in the following reproductive areas:

  • Artificial insemination using shipped, cooled semen
  • Infertility diagnosis and treatment
  • Pregnancy diagnosis and management
  • Semen collection and shipping
  • Pregnant mare care
  • New foal care, including intensive care and round-the-clock treatment
  • Plasma transfusions

In-House Laboratory

Experienced Certified Veterinary Technicians are on staff to examine samples including:


  • Complete Blood Counts
  • Serum Amyloid-A Test
  • Lactate Test
  • Fluid analysis: joint and abdominal
  • Aerobic cultures
  • Fecal Parasite Exam
  • Urinalysis
  • Skin Cytology