Answering Your Questions
What services do you provide?
We are a full service equine clinic to support all of your horses routine, elective and primary emergency needs. Please see our services section for a comprehensive list.
Which areas do you serve?
We provide farm calls and emergency services to those clients located in Carroll County. All other clients are welcome to haul to our beautiful facility at 1225 Canton Rd NW, Carrollton, OH 44615.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made through our website. You can also contact the equine service directly by calling (330)323-8654
I have a question about my horse. Can I speak directly to a veterinarian?
All medical related questions will be answered by one of our veterinarians. For non-emergent questions you will be called back when the doctor is finished working with patients.
My horse is in an emergency situation. Whom do I call?
Call (330)323-8654. During business hours you will speak to the equine receptionist. After hours calls will be forwarded to an answering service who will contact the veterinarian on call.
How do I prepare my horse for an appointment? Is there any specific paperwork that I should bring?
Providing previous medical history, including previous vaccines and current medications is very helpful. Also be prepared to provide payment in the form of check, cash or credit card. Quotes for services can be provided prior to appointments being scheduled.
Do you only treat horses?
Carrollton Equine specializes in the treatment of horses only. For any small animal related issues please contact our sister company, Carrollton Animal Hospital.
How many times a year does my horse need to see a vet?
We recommend an exam once yearly. This allows us to possibly identify subtle changes before they can become larger problems.
My horse is sick. What should I do?
Call us! We can schedule a time to get them examined and offer assistance on the phone while you wait for your visit.
What diseases should I vaccinate my horses against?
All horses should receive the “core” vaccines annually (even the ones that don’t travel!) The core vaccines include Rabies, Tetanus, EEE, WEE and West Nile. These vaccines can all be given safely in one visit.
For horses that are often exposed to other horses at shows/clinic/trail rides we also recommend vaccination against the respiratory diseases influenza and rhinopneumonitis (Flu/Rhino)
There are several other “risk based” vaccines that may be suitable for your horse such as strangles, potomac horse fever and botulism. We are happy to have a conversation with you regarding all of the products to determine which best fits your horse’s lifestyle.
How often should I deworm my horse?
Horses should be dewormed at least twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall after a hard frost. The fall treatment should include tapeworm.