Tryon Equine Hospital P.L.L.C




Herd Health & Wellness


Herd Health & Wellness

At Tryon Equine Hospital we encourage our clients to provide their animals with preventative care to keep them healthy and doing what they love. Our veterinarians are happy to discuss the best vaccination, dental and deworming schedules for your animals based on their location and living conditions. Our herd health and wellness services include:


Routine dental care is essential to your horse's health. Periodic exams, corrections and regular maintenance are especially necessary for a number of reasons. Click this link to learn more about equine dentistry.


Research has shown that administering a dewormer to your horse every 8 weeks may cause parasitic resistance to some of the common anthelmintic drugs. In order to develop an effective parasite control program we recommend a microscopic fecal analysis prior to each deworming treatment to identify types and amounts of parasites present. Fecal egg counts and additional procedures are performed at our in hospital laboratory for fast results. We encourage our clients to drop off samples in the office during normal business hours. Remember, fresher samples provide more accurate results. Following the fecal analysis, the doctors of Tryon Equine will call to discuss your horse’s current living situation (location, pasture time, pasture buddies, medical history, etc.) and develop a deworming program specific to your horse’s needs. If you have any further questions, please contact our office and our doctors will be happy to discuss the proper deworming program for your horse.


Vaccination Guidelines:
These are vaccination guidelines- each individual situation required evaluation based on the following criteria:
- Risk of the disease- geographical, anticipated exposure, age, breed, use
- Consequences of the disease
- Anticipated effectiveness of the vaccine
- Potential for adverse reactions or history of adverse reaction.
Our veterinarians will help develop a program specifically tailored to your horse’s needs. We make it easy by mailing you a reminder and giving you a call to schedule your horse’s upcoming vaccines and Coggins.
Clients should understand that:
-Vaccination alone does not prevent diseases- good management practices are essential.
-Vaccinations minimize the risk of infection or the severity of the infection but cannot prevent disease in all circumstances
-The primary series of vaccine and boosters should be administered prior to exposure- vaccines are not effective immediately after administration, your horse needs to build an immune response.
-Although rare, there is potential for adverse reaction to vaccines, the nature and severity of the reaction varies from one horse to another and one vaccine to another.
Vaccine recommendations:
EWT - Eastern encephalitis/Western Encephalitis/ Tetanus
Route: IM
Frequency: Every 6 Months
West Nile Virus Vaccine
Route: IM
Frequency: Every 6 Months
Route: IM
Frequency: Yearly
Comments: Must be administered by a veterinarian
Rhinopneumonitis (Herpesvirus)
Route: IM
Frequency: Every 3 months or 6 months
Comments: Frequency depends on exposure
Route: IN
Frequency: Every 6 months
Strangles (Strep Equi)
Route: IN
Frequency: Yearly
Comments: Decision to vaccinate based on risk factors- not given at the same time as other injections
Potomac Horse Fever
Route: IM
Frequency: Yearly
Comments: Decision to vaccinate based on geographical exposure
Pneumabort (pregnant mare Rhino)
Route: IM
Frequency: 5th, 7th,9th months of gestation
Comments: Pregnant mares only


We also provide annual Coggins tests, health certificates (CVI), microchips, FEI Passports, and the 6 month Equine Event Permits. Feel free to contact our office with any questions.