Here at Stephenville Equine Hospital, we are proud to be able to offer blood work on our patients.
Blood work is necessary to keep your equine healthy. By performing routine blood work, we are able to monitor any changes to your horse’s kidneys, liver, blood cell counts, and much more. We can learn a lot of information with a little bit of blood.
It is our goal to catch any problems early by doing regular blood work. When caught early, many problems are easier to diagnose and treat. It is hopeful that many horses will recover or, at least, have a better life with treatment. It is also helpful to have blood work to compare to, if your equine ever becomes ill.
Whenever you horse is not feeling well, you should be prepared to run blood work. There are a lot of diseases that all present the exact same way. With in-house blood work, we are able to diagnose your horse’s illness fairly quickly.
We also have a laboratory where we can send more complex testing. We may want to re-evaluate your equine’s results by sending it to the laboratory. We may also want to run thyroid tests, blood clotting factors, cultures, and much more. All of these these tests need to be performed at an outside laboratory.