Preventative Care & Wellness

Health & Wellness

begins at Horizon Equine

One Hoofprint at a Time

Preventative care includes routine vaccinations, deworming, dental care, and regular wellness examinations to maintain the overall health and well-being of your horse.

At Horizon Equine, our vision is firmly fixed towards the future. We keep abreast of what’s new, embracing best practices, and utilizing state-of-the-art treatments and technologies to ensure your horse’s year-round peak physical condition.

Dental Care

Routine dental care is vital for the proper health and performance of your horse. Our comprehensive dental services begin with complete oral exams to identify and address any dental abnormalities. We’ve got all sizes covered with full mouth speculums for most horses, down to specialized speculums for minis and donkeys with smaller mouths.

Our procedures include routine and corrective “floating” using Power Float equipment to eliminate sharp edges and promote tooth alignment. Additionally, we offer dental X-rays and routinely accept referred cases for surgical interventions such as complex extractions, EOTRH surgery, and addressing sinus complications.


An itchy or irritated horse is not a happy horse. Our patients can suffer from a variety of dermatological issues ranging from common skin irritations, parasites, and tumors, to more complex diseases. Addressing common issues like allergies, infections, and wound care is a basic routine task for all owners. Our vets can help guide you with routine skin care, and provide diagnostic, surgical, and advanced treatment care for more complex cases. Whether managing chronic conditions or preventing new ones, we can help the comfort and quality of life for your horse.


Eye conditions are very common in horses and range from chronic conditions needing long-term management, to critical emergency scenarios requiring in-clinic surgery. Diagnosis and treatment of eye problems such as conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, cataracts, and uveitis is part of our routine day at Horizon Equine.

End of Life Care

As horses age or face debilitating health issues, ensuring their comfort, dignity, and well-being during their final stages of life becomes a primary concern. This often involves making difficult decisions about euthanasia or palliative care for your horse. Equine professionals, veterinarians, and owners play pivotal roles in providing the necessary physical and emotional support to ensure a peaceful and graceful departure for our beloved companions. This is the most heart-wrenching part of our job, but we are always available to help you in these difficult times.

Preventative Health Plans

Our proactive and forward-thinking approach to long-term horse care offers you peace of mind, knowing the health status of your horse before issues become costly. Horizon Equine Health Plans simplify budgeting for your horse’s routine and annual health care needs.

We’ve crafted three Health Plans tailored to your horse’s unique lifecycle requirements. Our plans focus on preventive care with the goal of health maintenance for your horse’s overall well-being. Preventing any health issue is far more desirable than addressing emergency care.

With our plans, you’ll enjoy the benefits of two comprehensive annual physical exams, coupled with detailed consultations with your equine veterinarian. Together, we can identify and treat potential problems in their early stages, fostering a happier and healthier horse while empowering you with the knowledge to ensure their well-being.

Contact our Care Coordinators to enroll your horse (604) 826-5089

Miniature Health Plan

Tailored for Miniature Horses & Donkeys
2 Health Plan Veterinary Visits
2 Physical Exams
Dental Exam & Float
Insulin / Glucose Testing
ACTH Cushings Test
Parasite Tests & Dewormer
Vaccinations & Boosters
25% Reduction for Laminitis Screening X-Rays

Standard Health Plan

Tailored For Most Horses
2 Health Plan Veterinary Visits
2 Physical Exams
Dental Exam & Float
Parasite Tests & Dewormer
Vaccinations & Boosters

Geriatric Health Plan

Tailored For Horses 15+ years
2 Health Plan Veterinary Visits
2 Physical Exams
2 Dental Exams & Float *(if req’d)
ACTH Cushings Test
General Bloodwork Screen
Parasite Tests & Dewormer
Vaccinations & Boosters

Essential Insight

What you need to know

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When can you purchase Health Plans?

Health Plans are available for purchase year-round.  Plans are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Plans are non-refundable and non-transferable.

When is the second appointment of the Plan scheduled?

Usually, the second veterinary visit is scheduled six months after the initial Plan visit to ensure that your horse receives its planned vaccines on schedule.

When should I schedule my veterinary visits for the Plan?

Contact our Care Coordinators to arrange veterinary visits at your convenience and tailored to your horse’s needs. Many owners find it convenient to schedule one visit in the spring and the second in the fall.

Is it possible to make substitutions?

Our Health Plans are nonrefundable and nontransferable, and no substitutions or discounts can be made by omitting included items.

My horse is either unvaccinated or overdue.

Horses without a routine vaccination history can still enroll in the Health Plan. There is an additional cost for any booster vaccines and applicable call fee, scheduled 4 weeks after the initial visit.

My horse has recently received vaccines or dental work.

No worries. The Health Plan procedures can be scheduled for the second visit. Our equine veterinarian will provide all the necessary details during the initial visit.

I have some questions about the vaccines.

Our Health Plan covers the following AAEP recommended “CORE” vaccines, which are recommended for our region:

  • Influenza & Rhinopneumonitis
  • Tetanus
  • West Nile Virus
  • Eastern & Western Equine Encephalitis
  • Rabies

Additionally, we’ve included a booster for Influenza & Rhinopneumonitis at 6 months.

Do geriatric horses require two dental procedures?

For our older patients, we’ve included a second comprehensive dental examination, performed under safe sedation, and a second dental float (only if necessary). Conducting a sedated examination enables us to conduct a thorough assessment of the health of all their teeth. As horses age, this aspect becomes increasingly important. It’s important to note that not every senior horse requires dental corrections every six months, but if your horse does, we have it covered for you. Our veterinarian will discuss the specific needs during the examination at the visit.

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