PetVets - A New Small Animal practice opens
Over the years we have been asked by many of you to treat your dog or cat. We realise how privledged we are to be entrusted with the care of your horse and that you appreciate the high level of service that we offer. After many years of planning we have had the opportunity to open a sister practice specialising in the very best small animal care. Petvets will function as an entirely seperate practice with its own specialist small animal vet. The practice is based in a beautiful timber lodge at Ingliston Country Club overlooking the countryside, with a relaxed atmosphere for you and your pet. There is a fabuolus introductory offer to recieve your pets next/first vaccination free of charge when you register with them. You can find PetVets on facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/caringpetvets.
New Email Address
Our email address has changed. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Bank Details
Our bank details have changed. Please use the following details if you would like to pay by phone/internet banking; Sort code 834600, Account number 11304469. Please use your surname as a reference for payment.
Updated Terms & Conditions
Thank you for entrusting the care and attention of your horse to The Equine Vet Clinic. Our Terms and Conditions have recently been updated. Please visit our 'About Us' Page / 'Terms and Conditions' to review. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01505 610100. When booking an appointment with the practice you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
New Team Member
We are very pleased to announce that Alasdair Graham BVMS CertAVP(EM) MRCVS has joined our team. Alasdair graduated from Glasgow Vet School and has spent the last 6 years working in equine practice in England, latterly at Milbourne Equine Clinic in Kent, where he achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Equine Medicine. Originally from the Isle of Lewis, Alasdair is looking forward to relocating back to Scotland. We hope you will join us in welcoming him to the practice and our patients.
We have Moved!
We are delighted to announce that we have moved premises to Brown Egg Farm, Houston Road, Inchinnan PA49LZ. The move takes us to a brand new purpose built building which enables us to provide all the facilities we offer today and maintain our promise of excellent customer service to you and your ponies, horses and donkeys. It has the added benefit of 10 acres of grazing ground and a huge parking area for those of you who are not keen on reversing your trailers!! Please do not hesitate to contact Paula, our practice Manager if you have any questions Tel 01505 610100. We look forward to welcoming you there. Full directions and a map can be found on our directions page.
Back by Popular Demand - The First Aid Kit
As requested its back.....The Equine Veterinary Clinic First Aid Kit. Great Value for money.
Every horse owner and yard shouldhave a first aid kit that contains the items most likely to be needed in an emergency. We also recommend that your first aid kit goes with you whenever you travel your horse. We have put together a portable first aid kit that will help you take care of themost common problems you could be faced with and help you cope with any emergency until one of our veterinary surgeons arrives. The kit includes; A Stethoscope, Thermometer, 2 x Vet wrap, Animalintex, 2 x Soffban, 2 x Knit Firm, Roll of Gamgee, 500ml Hibiscrub,Swabs, Veterinary Scissors, Intrasite Gel, Gloves and a Treat Pad dressing. This Kit is available now for £58.99. Please contact Pamela on 01505 610100 to place you order. Be prepared!
Top Tips for Looking after your Horse in Winter
We all know the weather in the UK can be very changeable. It is fair to say you can have sun, wind, rain, hail and snow all in one day. Horses adapt well to changes in temperature however there are certain things to be aware of during the winter months. Our facebook page has some top tips for when the thermostat goes south.
Worming Programme 2013
You can now download the clinics worming programme for 2013 by visiting our factsheets page . Remember too that the clinic now has the labratory equipment available to carry out Worm Egg Counts (WEC)This means that we no longer have to send your faecal samples away for analysis. All testing can be done in house cutting down on the amount of time, you the client, has to wait for results. Yards that have relatively static horse populations might like to consider using worm egg counts to determine whether or not there is any need to worm through the summer months. This can lead to cost savings and significantly reduce the amount of wormers used. Prices for worm egg counts are ;1-4 samples £8.00 each, 5-10 samples £7.00 each and 10+ samples £6.00 each. (Prices include Vat)
If you would like to discuss the use of worm egg counting then please contact the practice on 01505 610100.
Gastroscope Day - Update
On the 10th October 2012 the practice hosted their third successful Gastrocope Day. Eight horses took part in the day. They were examined using a gastroscope to evaluate the lining of their stomach and determine the presence of ulcers.
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome is the erosion of the stomach lining due to prolonged exposure to the acid produced by the stomach. It can affect one in three leisure horses and can be a serious condition. The earlier gastric ulcers are found the better the prognosis for the horse. Signs include weight loss, loss of appetite, poor performance, poor body condition, dull coat, behavioral changes, girthing pain and mild or recurrent colic.
If you think your horse may be affected by gastric ulcers you can contact the practice on 01505 610100.
Four For Free
A reminder that we offer a 'Four Horses for a Free Visit' booking structure. This means if you have four or more horses at the same yard, booked in for treatment on the same day, you will each receive a free visit. It certainly pays to get together with others on your yard and organise same day treatments. Please contact our reception for further information.
Equine Pain Matters
We have now added an excellent new link to our Factsheets page. Dechra Veterinary Products, who manufacture equipalazone, have developed a website providing up to date advice and guidance on the subject of equine pain management. The new site which can be found at www.equinepainmatters.com has been developed specifically for horse owners and includes a glossary and anatomy charts to enhance your understanding of equine pain.
We want to Know what you think!
At the Equine Veterinary Clinic we recognise the importance of your feedback to the everyday performance of the practice. We welcome your views. If you provide an email address we will reply to your comments or questions. Click on Client feedback and let us know what you think.