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Equine Services

Wellness care - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, deworming, Coggins testing, and dental care. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, etc..
 

Time of need care - We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and most laboratory results are obtained within 24 hours. Emergency care for our regular clients is provided on a 24 hour basis.
 

Pre-purchase examinations - An extensive physical examination, lameness evaluation, neurologic examination, and drug screen is offered by us prior to purchasing a horse. The information gathered is used by the prospective buyer and/or agent to determine whether the horse will be servicable for it's intended use. The exam often includes laboratory testing, radiographs, endoscopy, and ultrasound exams.
 

Geriatric care - Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.
 

Lameness examination - Evaluate the locomotion of your horse. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks.  Radiography, ultrasound, thermography and laboratory tests help us to further evaluate the source of your horse's lameness.
 

Surgery - Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.

 

Specialized procedures:

 

Ultrasonography - uses sound waves to evaluate soft tissues like tendons and ligaments, reproductive organs, lumps, and tumors. It is painless and non-invasive.

Radiography - uses x-rays to visualize bone for abnormalities including arthritic changes, fractures, ocd, bone cysts and bone infection.
 

Endoscopy - utilizes a fiber optic device for evaluating the upper airway of the horse, including the larynx, sinuses and guttural pouches. The trachea and upper esophagus can also be examined with this flexible device. Useful in prepurchase examinations, pneumonias, or reactive airway disease.


Thermography - is a modality that measures heat loss from areas of inflamation.  It aids in early detection of lameness as well as locating the source of lameness. 

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Testimonials

Dr. Sigman has been our vet  for approximately 20 years. I feel like he is a part of our family He has always been kind to our animals and to us.I tried other vets before and none of them rate as high standards as he does. He is and will always be the best in Covington, GA. Thank you for all the great years of service. I Highly recommend this office..

Pat L.
Covington, GA

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