Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a discounted "package" of preventive care services.

For $215 per year--a 15% discount off the regular cost of the services--horses receive the following:

  • An annual physical examination with assessment of all body systems and body condition score;
  • Vaccines: Tetanus, Eastern and Western equine encephalitis, West Nile virus, and rabies;
  • Semi-annual fecal egg counts and deworming plan;
  • Evaluation of diet and nutrition; and
  • Annual dental examination and routine float

This package, which was developed in 2010, is available to clients of the Field Service and horse owners who bring their animals to the teaching hospital.

Members of the Equine Preventive Care Program can opt for other services for additional fees. Enrolled clients also receive a $3,000 credit toward the cost of colic surgery at the teaching hospital if one of their horses requires surgical treatment.

For more information on the Equine Preventive Care Program or to make an appointment, please call 530/752-0292 or visit the website.

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