Cheyenne River Animal Hospital (CRAH) is a full-service veterinary clinic committed to quality and compassionate large animal and small animal care. CRAH not only offers a fully-equipped small animal hospital with haul-in facilities for horses and cattle, but also ambulatory services to many communities in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska. CRAH routinely offers services in:

  • Hot Springs, Custer, and Oelrichs in South Dakota
  • Harrison and Crawford in Nebraska
  • Lusk, Lance Creek, and Newcastle in Wyoming

CRAH, named after the Cheyenne River that runs through southwest South Dakota, was founded in 1996 by Dr. Stephanie Stevens. A Black Hills native, Dr. Stevens has provided veterinary care in the area for years, building a reputation for dependability and excellence. With the addition of Dr. Erica Koller in 2007 and Dr. Colton Duxbury in 2017, CRAH now offers the services of three full-time veterinarians. All three doctors offer both large and small animal services, and are eager to work with you and your animals! Please visit the "Meet the Team" page to learn more about our veterinarians and staff!

 

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Equine Clinic

GET READY, GET SET, GO!!!

 

CRAH Equine Clinic is April 23rd  to 28th

 

The grass is greening up and events are scheduled which means you need to be READY TO GO.  Ready for What?  Well, it could be Rodeos, Trail Rides, Brandings, Shows, or just being ready for nice weather which means that mosquitos will be out.

     This year we will have a Farrier On Site for your trimming and shoeing needs!  We hope this helps you get one-stop-and-ready service prior to your spring and summer events.

      Do you travel, or have young horses?  It is highly recommended to protect young and treveling horses against Strep equi, the very contagious bacteria that causes Strangles.  Traveling horses also need a Coggins (test for Equine Infectious Anemia), which is good for 12 months in most states.

      Did you know that West Nile is still a threat?  In 2017, the surrounding area had 250 cases of West Nile, which included SD, NE, WY, MT and CO.

      If your horses don't travel, you might think they are safe.  Maybe not...  Horses that don't travel are still susceptible to diseases that spread in the air.  Mosquitos and other bugs are carriers of diseases such as Sleeping Sickness and West Nile.  Also vaccinate for prevention of Tetanus (which is in the ground), Rhino, and Flu (sometimes showing up in barns of horses that have not traveled), and Rabies (always fatal).

      Most adult horses need their teeth checked, and maybe Floated, every 8-12 months.  Horse teeth continue to grow 3-4 mm each year - for life.  Offset alignments naturally create sharp points that can cause irritation and sores on the cheeks and tongue as well as affecting their ability to grind their food.  

      Dr. Stevens will be here to adjust your horse if needed.  Chiropractic  care of the spine can impact performance and behavior.  Did you know that your horse can perform 10% better if their spine is moving well?  And behavior problems in horses are often a result of pain from spinal subluxations.  Some of these that you might be seeing include; being "cinchy", not accepting/fighting the bit, being unwilling to take the correct lead, unwillingness to turn one direction or the other, and lameness.

      Please let us know if you would like to have your horse's feet trimmed or shod while here, and we will help schedule a time with the Farrier for you.  

      This is the best time to take advantage of Discounted Prices on recommended products to protect against diseases such as Rhino, Flu, Sleeping Sickness, Tetanus, Strangles, West Nile and Rabies.  We will also have discounted broad-spectrum dewormer, for Tapeworms, Strongyles, Roundworms, and Bots.

 

 CRAH is very excited for this year's Equine Clinic.  Don't Delay, Call Today to reserve your time.

605-662-7838

Appointment times are needed for Coggins, Dentals and Chiropractic Adjustments.  You do not need an appointment to pick up vaccines or dewormer.

Payment is required at the time of services rendered.