105 Whispering Hope Dr.
Villa Ridge, MO 63089

Phone: 636-451-4655

Fax: 636-451-3595

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Equine Services

18At Homestead Veterinary Hospital we offer a variety of services to care for your animal. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your animal, please contact us today.




Equine Medicine



Wellness Exams
Homestead veterinarians are actively involved in tailoring wellness care programs for each farm we visit. The foundation of a wellness care program is routine vaccination for a variety of preventable equine...Read More...


Vaccination Programs
Routine vaccination for diseases is an important factor in preventative medicine. Many communicable diseases can be prevented by maintaining a solid vaccination program. Our veterinarians will work with you to...Read More...


Fecal Egg Count
More than 150 internal parasites exist that can harm your horse in varying ways. Parasites migrate through the horse's system causing damage to both tissues and vital organs including major blood vessels...Read More...


Endoscopy
Endoscopy allows our veterinarians to visualize the upper respiratory tract and lower urinary tract of horses. The endoscope also allows the doctors to collect Trans-Tracheal Washes for outside laboratory testing.


Laboratory Services
We offer in house blood-work- CBC's, Chemistry Panels, and Fribrogen testing as well as in-house Coggins EIA testing, with a standard turn around time of 12-48 hours but if necessary we have the ability ...Read More...


Equine Dentistry
We understand and value the benefit that high quality dental services can provide for equine athletes and companions. The foundation of any dental procedure is an oral examination using a full mouth speculum ...Read More...



Lameness



Lameness Evaluation
Diagnosing lameness is a challenging but rewarding part of equine veterinary practice. Our veterinarians are dedicated to keeping equine athletes performing at their highest level. Generally, lameness...Read More...


Laminitis / Founder Care
Treatment of laminitis has been a major focus of our practice for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of laminitis. Regardless of the initial cause of laminitis we feel that it is important to treat the whole horse, not just the feet.


Digital Radiography
Veterinary Hospital has invested in computerized radiology to better serve our patients. Digital radiographs have several benefits including the ability to alter the image once it is obtained to better...Read More...


Venograms
Many diseases of the equine foot result from impaired blood circulation. A venogram is a procedure where a tourniquet is placed over the fetlock and radiopaque contrast medium is injected into the vein. X-rays...Read More...

 

Digital Ultrasonography
Homestead Veterinary Hospital has three ultrasound units with several probes which allow us to visualize tendons and ligaments, abdominal and thoracic organs and assist in reproductive work. Digital ultrasound...Read More...

Gait Analysis
We are proud to have the newest technology to assist our veterinarians in evaluating lameness. The Lameness Locator system by Equinosis was developed over the past 19 years based on kinematic research...Read More...


Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave is a non-invasive safe approach that stimulates healing and blood flow using pressure waves. Using shockwave treatment our veterinarians have the ability to target specific injury locations which...Read More...


Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a treatment developed in France in 1952, by Dr. M. Pistor, commonly used in human patients around the world and introduced to the equine community by French veterinarian Dr. Jeane Marie...Read More...



Equine Regenerative Medicine: IRAP, Stem Cell and PRP


Pro-Stride Injection will reduce pain associated with arthritis and deliver naturally occurring anti-inflammatory proteins. Pro-Stride Injection is capable of slowing cartilage degradation and improving mobility. It can provide pain relief for up to one year following a single injection.  The treatment can be done in the field and processed within 20 minutes.


IRAP (Interleukin Receptor Antagonist Protein)
Interleukin-1 is a protein present in the body that is suspected to be the major cause of inflammation in the joint. By blocking the attachment of Interleukin-1 to the joint capsule in the horse, we can...Read More...


Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells have the unique ability to develop into new tissues and stimulate healing. These cells are present throughout our bodies and that of our equine friends. The highest concentrations are found...Read More...


PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP is harvested from your own horse and processed into an injectable form. A simple blood draw is necessary to obtain the plasma which is then centrifuged to separate the "buffy coat" rich in platelets and other...Read More...





Reproductive Services



Artificial Insemination
The process of breeding mares is both exciting and rewarding however it can also be a challenging endeavor. Our veterinarians offer their experience with fresh, chilled and frozen semen in an attempt to...Read More...


Foaling Examinations
Foals acquire antibodies through colostrum (contained in the mare's milk) and not in utero. The colostrum ingestion must be within a few hours of birth in order to develop an adequate immune system. We...Read More...





Equine Prepurchase



Pre-Purchase Exams
The decision to purchase a horse involves both financial and emotional investment. The purpose of a pre-purchase examination is to provide a through evaluation to provide you with as much information as...Read More...

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