Wide Variety of Services

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Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital

20492 NC HWY 73

Phone: 704-986-0000

Fax: 704-986-0016

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Equine Castration (Gelding)

By |March 11th, 2014|

General Information
Castration involves surgical removal of the testicles. This surgery is usually performed one of two ways: standing under local, with sedation or under general anesthesia with the animal on its side (lateral recumbancy). The choice of how the procedure is performed is usually made based on the horse’s temperament, owner preference, veterinarian preference, or facility/location limitations. Regardless of the position of the horse, the procedure is basically the same with a few minor technique differences from surgeon to surgeon. The scrotum will be incised (cut open) over each testicle, or the botton of the scrotum can be removed […]

Pregnancy, Foaling, and care of Newborn Foals

By |March 11th, 2014|

Early and Middle Pregnancy
In the early months of pregnancy, a mare requires only routine care.
Late pregnancy (During the last month):
Mares confined to a stall or another small area should be regularly given the opportunity for moderate exercise.
Feed the mare a complete balanced ration. Additional nutrition is necessary in the last several months of pregnancy and should include a commercially available Mare and Foal feed or alfalfa hay.

Mares should be taken off ALL fescue grass and hay during the last 90 days of gestation. The endophyte fungus in the fescue causes real and serious complications including thickened placental membranes, weakened […]