What makes Equine Therapy Medications so specialized?
Horses can be an expensive investment compared to most cats and dogs. Did you know they have an average lifespan of 25-30 years compared with the average lifespan of a dog (10-13 years) or cat (12-14 year)? Our equine friends can also be affected by unique medical conditions such as laminitis, tying up, colic, and heaves. Due to their size, unique healthcare needs and expense of treating, many horses need to be treated with equine therapy specific to their individual needs.
Aside from our pet horses, the racehorse industry is a $115B industry (based on statistics from 2008). The breeding industry is also a multi-million dollar industry where one breeding (usually Thoroughbreds) can cost upwards of $20,000. You can see why the equine therapy used in these majestic animals is such a tremendous endeavor. For more statistics, visit the American Horse Council: http://www.horsecouncil.org/national-economic-impact-us-horse-industry.
Understanding the limits of tolerance, correct dosing, and contraindications are all critical elements of accurate dispensing when selecting the appropriate equine therapy. As a PCAB® Accredited Compounding Pharmacy, Hoye’s Pharmacy is dedicated to the safety of our equine patients.
What is Sports Medicine Equine Therapy?
Sports medicine is an equine therapy that encompasses all aspects of medicine for horses involved in shows, events or racing (equestrianism). The key areas of concern with these horses are the respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems (lameness and orthopedics).
What is Reproductive Equine Therapy (Theriogenology)?
Reproductive therapy is the specialty equine therapy that deals with animal reproduction, obstetrics, and reproductive disorders in general. In the equine world, it is of particular importance during breeding season when there is a relatively small window to successful breed the broodmare. The thoroughbred industry’s approved breeding season runs from mid-February to early July.
What does Preventative Care Medicine include?
Preventative medicine is year-round equine therapy treating non-seasonal illnesses or injuries and includes non-medication treatments such as vaccinations and dentistry as well as equine therapy medications. Some of the more common compounded therapies are prescribed to address anemia, behavioral issues, hypertension and infections.
Trust Hoye’s Pharmacy for a proven history of outstanding safety and quality in equine therapy!