Equine Owner Resources
If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Ipswich, call SRH Veterinary Services today at 978-356-1119 to make an appointment now.
We are now using the digital form of the Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) test. By providing your e-mail address on your Coggins form you are now able to access your test results from any computer with internet access.
To access your Coggins test results:
How To Access Your Coggins Test Results Online
What medications can my horse have if he is showing?
In order to preserve the ethics of our horse industry many showing organizations have organized a list of medications that horses can and cannot receive if they are competing in a show or event. Administration of some medications is time sensitive. Remember that your horse’s health is our top priority!
Click on the link below that corresponds to the organization responsible for your show or equine event to learn more about rules or medication administration.
Every horse owner and caretaker should know the baseline vital signs of the horse(s) under their care, and they need to become comfortable with the simple methods of measuring these parameters. A reliable rectal thermometer and a watch with sweep or digital second measurement are both essential. An inexpensive stethoscope can make measurements of pulse and respiration rates quick and easy. Taking the pulse from the artery in front of the cheek muscle and assessing respirations by flank and/or chest movements can be done when no stethoscope is available. Your veterinarians and their technicians will gladly teach you these techniques so that you can recognize abnormalities as they occur and provide knowledgeable data when calling for veterinary assistance. The normal vital signs for a horse are: