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Summer can be a challenging season for horses, especially with the rising temperatures and intense South Carolina heat. As a responsible horse owner or equestrian enthusiast, it's essential to take proactive steps to ensure the well-being and safety of your equine companions during the hot summer months. This weather can pose various challenges for horses, including dehydration, heat stress, and even heatstroke.

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Equine asthma, commonly known as "heaves," is a serious condition that affects a significant percentage of horses, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. From young athletic horses to older companions, this condition can impact their quality of life and performance. It can often be triggered by environmental factors such as dust and pollen.

Implementing a regular monitoring program can aid in the early detection and management of...

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Carter Veterinary Services explores the importance of understanding and addressing allergies in horses as essential for maintaining their health and well-being. Allergies can impact various systems in the body, including the immune, respiratory, and integumentary systems.

By taking a holistic approach to providing relief during allergy season, owners...

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The Lowcountry sees its fair share of rain. Here at Carter Veterinary Services, we prioritize the health and well-being of your horses, especially during the challenging rainy season. To ensure your equine companions remain safe and healthy, it's essential to be aware of certain conditions that can arise during this time. Here are some conditions to look out for and valuable tips on how to...

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Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a dental condition that affects horses, leading to the deterioration and loss of teeth. At Carter Veterinary Services in the Lowcountry, we are well-versed in diagnosing and managing EOTRH in horses. With our expertise and personalized care, we strive to improve the dental health and overall well-being of your equine...

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As horse owners, we want our equine companions to look and feel their best, especially during the colder months. Carter Veterinary Services is here to guide you in helping your horse maintain a healthy and resilient coat. We believe that proper coat care is not only about aesthetics but also a reflection of their overall health and well-being.

As the autumn leaves fall and the...

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As we celebrate Dental Awareness Month, it's important to not only focus on our own dental health but also pay attention to the well-being of our four-legged friends. In this blog post, we will discuss the significance of equine dental care and highlight why it's crucial for the overall health of horses. At...

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At Carter Veterinary Services, we understand the importance of keeping your beloved horses healthy and protected. That's why we are excited to offer our Spring Vaccine Package, tailored to ensure the well-being of your equine companions. This comprehensive package includes a physical exam, essential vaccinations,...

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As the winter season blankets the landscape with snow and plunging temperatures, horse owners must pay special attention to their equine companions' hoof health. Cold and wet conditions can pose unique challenges, making it crucial to implement effective winter hoof care practices. At Carter Veterinary Services, we understand the significance of proactive care to prevent common issues...

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As the winter chill sets in, horse owners face the challenge of maintaining their equine companions' physical health and mental well-being. The drop in temperatures and inclement weather can limit outdoor activities, making it crucial to find safe and effective ways to keep your horse active during the winter months. At Carter Veterinary Services, we understand the importance of...

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As the colder months approach, it's important to adjust your horse's feeding routine to ensure they stay healthy and maintain their optimal weight. Cold weather and limited grazing options can make it challenging for horses to meet their nutritional needs. In this blog, Carter Veterinary Services will explore four essential ways to help you navigate this season and keep your equine...

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Winter can be an extremely challenging time for horse owners, especially when it comes to managing mud and rain. The combination of wet weather conditions and heavy hoof traffic can turn pastures into muddy messes, posing potential risks to the health and well-being of our equine friends. Explore some practical strategies and diligent management techniques with...

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As the autumn leaves begin to fall and the crisp air signals the arrival of winter, it's time for horse owners in Savannah, GA, to pay special attention to their beloved equine companions. One often overlooked aspect of their care during this seasonal transition is the maintenance of their horse's tail.

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Carter Veterinary Services knows that when it comes to your race or show horse's performance, ensuring their optimal health and well-being is paramount. One crucial way to support their athletic abilities and prevent injury is by scheduling a sports medicine checkup with a trusted equine veterinarian. In this blog post our leading equine veterinarian in Savannah, GA, will discuss the...

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As the seasons shift from summer to fall and winter, it's important for horse owners in the Lowcountry region, including Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and more, to adjust their mane care routine and protect their horses from the harsh weather conditions that can affect the health and appearance of their manes. Carter Veterinary Services, your trusted local equine and...

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As a large animal owner, the thought of your animal experiencing a medical emergency can be overwhelming. With the help of Carter Veterinary Services, a trusted provider of veterinary services for large animals in the Lowcountry, you can feel confident in your ability to act efficiently in an emergency. Keep reading for more information or call us now for...

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Summer is a great time to be outside with your large animals, but the hot weather can be dangerous if you're not careful. High temperatures, humidity, and direct sunlight can quickly lead to heat stress, dehydration, and even death in animals. As a responsible owner, it's important to take the necessary steps to keep your large animals cool and comfortable...

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Large animals such as horses, cows, pigs, and sheep are valuable assets for farmers and ranchers, providing important products like milk, meat, and wool. To keep them healthy and productive, it's essential to provide them with preventative healthcare. Preventative healthcare measures can keep large animals healthy, prevent illness and disease, and increase their longevity. In this article, we will discuss preventative healthcare tips for...

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As the new year begins, many of us make resolutions to improve our own health and well-being. But what about our equine companions? Just like humans, horses can benefit from healthy habits and routines. At Carter Veterinary Services, we offer exceptional equine veterinary services, and if you are located in the Lowcountry, we look forward to working with you! This blog explores four ways...

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Animals have their own way of communicating with us humans, however, when life picks up and we get busy, it can be easy to miss what your four-legged friends are trying to say. That’s why it is important to have them checked by a large animal vet before the start of a busy holiday. If you’re in the Lowcountry, be sure to call Carter Veterinary Services to have them checked out by an...

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As large animal vets, our team at Carter Veterinary Services is keenly aware of the importance of seasonal vaccines for horses. Vaccination is a critical part of routine equine disease prevention and helps ensure that your horse remains healthy. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why it’s important to vaccinate your horse for seasonal illnesses and how you can stay prepared. Learn more and...

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If you’re familiar with the wide world of horse medicine like we are at Carter Veterinary Services, you probably have an idea of the complexities of equine reproduction and how much veterinary care goes into producing offspring for your horses.

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It's no secret that horses can be expensive. They require a lot of care, and proper dental care is one of the most important aspects of horse ownership. Cavities, tooth decay, and other dental problems can lead to health problems for your horse, so it's crucial to keep their teeth clean and healthy! In this blog post, our team at Carter Veterinary Services will discuss the importance of...

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Horses are amazing animals that can make an excellent addition to your family, as they are extremely loyal, smart, and great travel companions. If you are a current horse owner, you have likely come to understand their behavior and habits. So, if anything seems off, this may indicate that your horse needs a visit to the vet. Carter Veterinary Services is here to provide you with some...

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Prepping Your Horse For Summer

Summer is nearly here — and at Carter Veterinary Services, we know that also means it's a great time to schedule a visit for your horse. Make sure your horse is prepared for summer with our guide below, then contact us today.

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4 Reasons to See An Equine Vet Immediately

There's nothing more frightening than knowing something is wrong with your horse and not being sure what to do. At Carter Veterinary Services, we offer 24/7 emergency care. It's just part of what makes us the most trusted equine vet in the Lowcountry. Not sure if your horse needs to see a vet? Below are four...

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4 Things to Know About Visiting a Horse Vet

At Carter Veterinary Services, we know how difficult it can be to choose the right equine vet. It's a topic we've covered in our blog recently, and it's one we're passionate about. Ultimately, we believe that people should have access to great care for their horses. So what do you need to know about visiting an equine vet?

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How to Choose the Right Equine Vet

There's no doubt about it — the process of finding an equine veterinarian can be incredibly intimidating. At Carter Veterinary Services, we're here to help. As you start your search, there are a few things to keep in mind. Below you'll find our tips for choosing the best equine vet. Have a question or need to schedule a visit?...

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What To Look For in a Horse Vet

At Carter Veterinary Services, we know just how difficult it can be to find a horse vet. Whether you are in need of blood work, a general exam, or something else entirely, our mission is to be the equine veterinarians you turn to. Of course, knowing exactly what to look for in a horse vet can be a challenge. We're sharing our thoughts below, so keep reading to learn more or...

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The holidays are here and that means non-stop activity for most. Between shopping for presents, cooking large family meals, attending holiday parties, and spending quality time with our loved ones, your horse can be easily neglected. Carter Veterinary Services offers large animal care, including equine care, throughout the Lowcountry. Below, we'll offer up some holiday horse care tips to remember during this busy season. Schedule an...

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Although sheep and goats are similar in size, there are marked differences between them that are important to understand before deciding to invest in them. After all, the last thing you want is to choose the wrong animals for you. Carter Veterinary Services is a large animal vet in the Lowcountry. Below, we'll go over some things to consider when deciding between sheep or goats for your farm or backyard. Contact us today.

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What does it cost to own a horse? The price obviously extends far beyond the initial purchase of the animal. Horses need daily care and maintenance plus, emergencies and other unexpected costs can come up as well. In the blog, we will touch upon the basic minimum costs for owning a horse.

While horse ownership is extremely rewarding, having...

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Is your horse suffering from a respiratory disease? If you don’t already know, be sure to read Part I of this guide, where we discussed the signs that your horse has a respiratory disease. Infectious upper respiratory problems are common in horses, and they can have significant consequences for your horse’s health. That’s why if...

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Does your horse have a cough, runny nose, fatigue, or a fever? It may have a respiratory disease. Respiratory diseases are quite common in horses. The most common upper respiratory diseases in horses are:

  • Equine Asthma

  • Equine influenza virus...

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