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Details on our  Artificial Insemination packages.

When to castrate, how to castrate, post castration care. This fact sheet provides answers to the most common questions.

Learn more about cushing disease, including helpful advice on treatment and management.

Common problems such as head shaking, loss of appetite, excessive salivation, poor body condition, and riding difficulties can all be traced to problems within the oral cavity.

Please Note - these are slides from our First Aid Evening Presentation. They are NOT meant to constitute a comprehensive First Aid fact sheet. They have been provided as points for reminder.

This website provides essential advice and guidance on equine pain management. It has been developed specifically for horse owners. The site contains reference materials including anatomy charts and an equine passport booklet.

Gastric Ulceration is an extremely common condition with over 70% of racehorses and between 40% and 69% of horses used for a variety of other diciplines reportedly affected. 

J&A Ferrie Presentation.

Please Note - these are slides from our Laminitis Evening Presentation. They are NOT meant to constitute a comprehensive Laminitis fact sheet. They have been provided as points for reminder. 

Equine Veterinary Presentation.

Please Note - these are slides from our Laminitis Evening Presentation. They are NOT meant to constitute a comprehensive Laminitis fact sheet. They have been provided as points for reminder.

In years gone by we have been puzzled by why some ponies are so prone to laminitis, while others seem to be almost immune. Fortunately, as veterinary medicine advances we now know are now in a better position to understand the causes behind grass induced laminitis.

Mud rash – also known as mud fever - is the most common of skin infections of horses. It is caused by the bacterium, Dermatophilus congolensis, which is also responsible for rain scald. 

The Equine Veterinary Clinic advises that all clients wishing to purchase a horse or pony carry out a full pre-purchase examination - otherwise known as a 5-stage vetting.

Our Price Matching Policy.  We are confident that our prices are very competitive. However, if you find any product cheaper - either locally or on the internet - we will endeavour to match the price.

Due to their size, strength and unpredictable nature, proper restraint of horses is vital for their own safety and that of people working with them. It is a little known fact that more people are injured whilst standing next to horses than are injured by falling from them. This fact sheet provides information on various types of safe handling including twitches and the use of stocks.

A sedated horse can never be considered totally safe. It might behave unpredictably at any time. If you are having your horse sedated for a third party, e.g. farrier, clipper, etc., then please download this document.

We are very aware of how difficult it can be as an owner to decide upon whether and which dietary supplement your horse may benefit from. The number and range of supplements can be intimidating. In order to help, we have taken six supplements from the Equistro range and compiled a simple guide to their use.

Frequently asked questions

about surgery!  Your horse will be weighed, and their temperature, pulse and heart rate taken. They will have a catheter placed in their jugular vein for the administration of anesthetic drugs.  lear more please click above. 

The Equine Vet Clinic have a Targeted Worming Programme which is designed specifically to your horse, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Furthermore, we have in-house labratory facilities for Worm Egg Counting. Simply drop of a faecal sample and we will have your results within 24 hours.

Prescriptions are available at this practice for £4.90+vat.  You may obtain relevant veterinary medicinal products from your veterinary surgeon OR ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or a pharmacy.  To read more click above. 

Atypical myopathy is a serious condition in horses, which has become more common in Britain in recent years. 

The condition occurs most frequently in the Autumn months, although some cases are seen in the spring and a small number during summer and winter.  To read more click above. 

Strangles is the lay term given to the disease caused by infection with the bacteria Streptococcus equi (“s. equi”). This bacteria mainly affects the respiratory tract and lymph nodes. Severe infection of the lymph nodes/glands will cause swelling of these glands in the throat and neck, which can occasionally cause pressure on the windpipe hence the name “strangles”.

Internal parasites are ubiquitous; horses are exposed throughout their lives and form immunity to very few types of parasite. Worm Egg Counts are now an important part of strategic worming programmes.

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