frequently asked questions
What services do you provide?
Although Grand Prix Equine concentrates on the needs of the sport horse, we offer a full range of services to maintain horses of all disciplines in peak condition.
Our doctors provide a wide range of services including wellness care, lameness examinations, ultrasonography, gastroscopy, upper airway endoscopy and dental care. Dr. Baus focuses primarily on lameness examinations, purchase examinations, and podiatry consultation. Dr. Abell offers regular chiropractic care to many equine athletes.
All of our providers, along with our intern veterinarian, assist with emergency coverage during nights and weekends.
We offer many advanced diagnostic modalities and treatments for lameness conditions. These include digital radiography, ultrasound, inertial sensors for objective gait assessment (aka the Equinosis), shockwave therapy, laser therapy, platelet rich plasma, stem cell treatment, Noltrex and Arthramid (polyacrilamide gel), Pro-Stride (autologous protein solution/IRAP), and A2M (Alpha-2 macroglobulin) joint therapies.
Do you have a central facility?
All of our services are provided where the horses live. Our doctors are outfitted with a mobile equine ambulatory clinic. We perform endoscopy, sports medicine procedures, and minor surgery (laceration repair, mass removal, cryotherapy and castrations) all on your farm.
When necessary, we refer cases to one of the local equine hospitals for advanced diagnostics, medical and surgical care.
Our doctors are strategically located throughout Connecticut (Bridgewater, CT; Madison, CT; Shelton, CT & Granby, CT) and New York (Bedford, NY & Huntington, NY).
How far will you travel to work on horses?
For those stables who use our routine services, we travel throughout western Connecticut, as well as Westchester and Putnam counties within NY. We provide 24 hour emergency service only for the horses we see regularly for wellness care.
We will travel to many areas for lameness and purchase exams. This includes Massachusetts, Long Island, Aiken, Ocala & Wellington, Florida. We will provide a quote for the cost of traveling to stables outside of our region.
Can you assist with insuring my horse?
Many, if not most, of the horses we care for are insured. Once you’ve selected your insurance company, we can provide the examination to secure coverage. In the event of injury or illness, we will help you with the claim process.
What is the purpose of the Veterinary Service Client Agreement Form?
This form is valuable to us for many reasons. First of all, it provides us with the data we need to set up your account including information about your horse. Secondly, it formalizes our relationship and establishes a valid Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR).