Los Lunas Animal Clinic
Equine Veterinary Services in Los Lunas
- Equine Wellness Program
- Preventicare Program
Equine Surgery Center
Our state-of-the-art equine surgery center has proved to be a much-needed contribution to our community. This facility along with the new advanced high-tech equipment provides our doctors with the ability to perform many much-needed equine surgical procedures for horse owners.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Blood tests and other laboratory tests are essential in keeping your pet well and diagnosing illness. Los Lunas Animal Clinic offers an in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory enabling us to provide accurate laboratory results within a very short period of time. The faster we are able to diagnose your pet’s health issue, the faster we can treat it! In addition, we work with an outside lab to offer any specialized tests your pet may need.
A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal. There have been many advancements in digital x-ray technology, and we can now manipulate the digital images that we take. This allows us to diagnose issues that may not be seen on a traditional x-ray.
Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines. It can also be useful to detect and monitor pregnancy. We work closely with specialists – people who have dedicated their entire lives to imaging – so you get the most out of this fantastic diagnostic tool.
Endoscopy involves the use of either a rigid or flexible fiberoptic instrument to allow visual examination of the internal organs without invasive exploratory surgery. A small camera at the end of the endoscope provides images of the internal structures of the body, allowing the Internist to view disease processes and take biopsies for further diagnostics. It can often be used for foreign body removal as well. This procedure allows for a non-surgical alternative in some cases for pets that minimizes anesthesia time and allows for a shorter recovery and hospital stay.
New Mexico Colic Center
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is an insidious disease affecting horses. The symptoms can be misinterpreted for many other common equine conditions. Left undiagnosed, the horse will suffer needlessly. There is currently no cure for PPID. It is a chronic, lifelong disease that requires daily medical treatment. Treatment can reduce clinical signs of the disease, improving the quality of life for the affected horse.
Exams & Consultations
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
We offer limited on-site pharmacy products and drugs for use in treatments on property, and starter prescriptions. We are making every effort to provide the most economical access possible to the products you need to care for your pets.
We continue to offer written prescriptions for you to fill at your personal pharmacy.
We also offer access to the convenience of the Online Pharmacy. This pharmacy compares to any of the major commercial pharmacies. They offer prescription diets, drug compounding, complete dosage options, and equine products.
Please let us know your preferences.