Importance of Seasonal Exams

Importance of Seasonal Exams

Seasonal exams help horse owners keep their horses healthy and sound. A seasonal exam by an equine veterinarian in Ocala establishes your horse's baseline condition, looks for dental problems, vision, and lameness issues, and updates vaccinations. We offer seasonal exams at Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service to help your horse stay healthy, sound, and comfortable.

Physical Exam

The physical exam consists of the veterinarian listening to your horse's lungs, checking vital signs, listening to the gut, looking at the gums and teeth, considering its weight for a body score, and more. The vet's findings help with an overall picture of your horse's health and condition for its age. This information is referred to for comparison when the next exam is performed.

Blood Panel

The vet takes the blood panel or blood test for lab analysis. Horses are prone to endocrine disorders as they age, and the blood panel informs the vet of your horse's health. Other issues, such as low-grade viral infections, will show up in a blood panel and enable you and the vet to engage in an appropriate treatment plan.


Horses must defend against debilitating infections, such as West Nile Virus, Eastern/Western equine encephalomyelitis, rabies, and more. While a horse doesn't need every vaccine administered, an equine veterinarian in Ocala is familiar with the most common and dangerous infections that horses are at risk of contracting. Therefore, the vet will vaccinate the horse with the appropriate vaccines to give your horse the best possible protection against disease.

Call for a Seasonal Exam for Your Horse Today

Maintaining your horse's health is essential, whether they're a pasture potato or a top eventer. At Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service, our vet performs seasonal exams to help maintain your horse's condition and keeps on top of vaccinations and disease prevention. As a result, your horse stays comfortable and sound, and you enjoy them for the long term. Call our office at (706) 202-5476 to schedule an appointment.