A thorough physical exam is the cornerstone to any diagnostic evaluation. Often, further diagnostics are warranted, such as radiographs, bloodwork, etc. At Cherry Creek Equine, we pride ourselves on keeping our diagnostic equipment at the cutting edge.
Blood analysis machines
We use the Abaxis line of blood analysis machines in our laboratory. They allow us to run most of our bloodwork in-house such as Complete Blood Counts (CBCs) and blood chemistries without having to send them out. This gives us answers faster and allows us to begin treatment sooner. Additionally, we are using Stable Labs SAA tests, a more sensitive way to assess inflammation/infection. Both of our ambulatory trucks are outfitted with centrifuges, refractometers, and stall-side lactate readers. These allow us to identify serious colics quicker and get the horse to a referral center sooner — leading to better outcomes.
EIA (Coggins) Testing
Cherry Creek Equine is a federally accredited laboratory and one of the only local labs able to run Coggins tests. If you need EIA testing for any upcoming shows, let us know at your next visit! A negative Coggins certificate is valid for one year.