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Equine Sports Medicine FAQs

You’re training with your horse at your local equestrian center and your horse goes lame. Or perhaps your horse has not regained weight after a major competition. If you are looking for reliable “horse care near me” in Jacksonville, FL, the equine sports medicine professionals at Jacksonville Equine Associates are ready to assist you. Following are the answers to several questions our equine vet regularly receives regarding equine sports medicine.

What is Equine Sports Medicine?

Equine sports medicine is a specialized field that caters to the needs of equine athletes. It encompasses all aspects of a horse’s life to help a horse perform at his or her peak.

What Kinds of Things Does Sports Medicine Encompass?

Our horse care services include:

  • Lameness exams and treatment
  • Emergency equine services
  • Devising a medication schedule
  • Helping you stock your first aid kit and tack room medical supplies
  • Respiratory evaluations
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Parasite control
  • Disease prevention
  • Vaccinations
  • Floating and other dentistry needs
  • Performance evaluation and advice for training programs
  • Help with planning your horse’s next competition
  • Help with deciding when to retire a horse from competition
  • Help with the paperwork you need to prove your horse is healthy enough to compete.

What Kind of Training Does an Equine Sports Medicine Vet Have?

Vets who specialize in sports medicine go to school for a long time. After four years of college and four years of vet school, they have to do a residency in the field of equine sports medicine for at least two years. Vets then need to take ongoing education classes every couple of years to keep their licenses, so the learning never ends.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Equine Veterinarian in Jacksonville, FL

If you have an equine athlete and live in the Jacksonville, Fl area, the veterinary professionals at Jacksonville Equine Associates are ready to assist you. Call us today at (909) 387-3330 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

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