Megan Snyder, VMD

Damascus Equine Associates


Vaccinations

Each patient is an individual and should be treated as such when determining the vaccines which should be used.  Our vaccine protocols are designed depending on your horse’s age, exposure and risk of each disease.  We provide different health programs depending on these guidelines to provide your horse with the upmost protection.  During these visits, a physical exam of each patient will be performed along with answering any questions you may have about your horse’s care and health.

  • Gold Health Program: 6 visits per year
  • Silver Health Program: 3 visits per year
  • Bronze Health Program: 2 visits per year



Parasite Control 

Parasites have become an increasingly important part of our preventative medicine with the risk of resistance to our primary dewormers used in our horses across the country.  Due to this risk, we have used a strategy and rotating our different dewormers to provide the best protection we can. 

  • Strategic deworming: dewormed at least 2 times/year along with 2 fecal egg counts                                                                                                                       This program is becoming increasingly popular, especially with the recent research of the high risk of resistance.  It is a strategic deworming program where each horse is dewormed at least twice yearly and a fecal egg count is performed twice each year to determine the number of eggs shed.  Depending on the number of eggs found, each horse will be dewormed with a certain dewormer or no dewormer at all.  This program has been found to greatly decrease the chance of resistance along with effective manure disposal and management practices. 

 

 

Preventative Medicine