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Equine Services

As a mixed-animal practice, our team provides medical care not just for traditional companion pets, but also for other types of animals. At Dundas Veterinary Services, we care for many equine patients. As part of this beautiful rural community, it has been a pleasure helping these majestic creatures in our areas live long and healthy lives. Please contact us if you have any further questions about our equine services that are not addressed on this page.

How can I keep my horse from getting sick?

Prevention and a proactive health care plan are the best ways to keep your horse strong and free from any diseases. Specifically, make sure that they are properly vaccinated. At the minimum, your horse should receive their rabies, tetanus and EWT/WN (Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus, and West Nile Virus) vaccines at least once per year. There are several other vaccines that we can recommend for your horse, depending on their lifestyle. For example, horses who travel a lot may need certain vaccines that others do not. Aside from this, maintaining a clean and “biosecure” environment for your horse can help prevent the spread of disease. Some of the precautions you can take are to: use dedicated stable equipment for each horse, avoid sharing water between horses, ventilate your stables, limit the number of horses on a yard, keep younger horses away from older ones, and quarantine horses that are suspected to have a disease or infection.

What are signs that my horse is sick or unwell?

First of all, the best way to detect sickness in your horse is to take them to our veterinary team for regular exams. Aside from checking for visible signs of illness, diagnostic tests can be conducted during these consultations to check for any underlying conditions. Be that as it may, below are some of the most common symptoms of disease or injury in horses:

  • Stiffness
  • Refusal to do normal tasks
  • Bucking or bolting
  • Dark red/ black patches on their hooves
  • Dull, flaky or dry skin/coat
  • Discharge from the nose
  • Wet or weeping eyes
  • Consistent head shaking
  • Spilling food from their mouth
  • What other services do you offer?

  • Lameness Treatment
  • Reproduction
  • Dentistry
  • and more!

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services