All our vets use mouth gags for safe and thorough oral examination. In addition, they all carry a full spectrum of rasps fitted with tungsten carbide blades for efficient and effective rasping. If necessary, electric rasping equipment is available. Please advise when booking your appointment, if your horse routinely recieves electric rasping.
If your horse finds dentist work particularly stressful, the vet will administer intravenous sedation. All routine dentistry and some minor dental surgical techniques can be performed at your premises.
Advanced dental procedures, including diastema treatment or molar extractions, requiring use of our video oroscope camera and will be referred to the clinic.
We recommend your horse’s mouth is checked, depending on their age and dental history every 6 - 12 months.
Event Support & Education
We provide veterinary cover for shows, hunter trials, one and three day events, endurance rides, and harness racing.
In addition we are available to talk to livery groups, riding and pony clubs about any aspect of horse health and care.
We treat a spectrum of medical cases including:
- weight loss
- cushings disease
- metabolic syndrome
- liver disease
- skin disease
- neurological disease
- eye injuries
- respiratory problems including chronic coughing
At the Equine Vet Clinic, we recommend 5 stage vettings are carried out by any prospective horse purchasers.
After the examination is performed, the significance of any findings and any possible adverse implications for the intended use of the horse are reported and discussed with the prosepctive purchaser and then documented in a vetting certificate.
A blood sample is taken at the time of examination and stored for 6 months. Should the need arise, this sample is then available for future analysis, to detect substances present in the horse’s system at the time of the examination, that might have masked any factors affecting the horse’s suitability for the purchaser’s intended use. We can carry out pre-purchase vettings on behalf of our registered clients or on behalf of non-registered clients.
Please be aware that if the horse to be vetted belongs to a client of the practice, we will request the permission of the vendor for full disclosure of any clincial history to the purchaser.
Routine Visits and Examinations
We provide a wide range of ambulatory services including vaccinations, pre-purchase examinations, microchipping, castrations, routine and advanced dentistry (including wolf tooth removal, diastemas and molar extractions), lameness and poor performance investigations and treatment of medical conditions for ex. cushings disease or colic.
In order to facilitate this, we have a full range of portable diagnostic equipment, including endoscopy, radiography and ultrasonography to assist vets with diagnosis.
Any cases deemed necessary can be referred quickly to our equine clinic, for further treatments. We are available to treat all emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We recommend that clients undertake a Pre Breeding check of their mare. The check includes a CEM swab, EVA blood test, vaginal examination, ultrasound examination of the uterus and ovaries.
AI Services include fresh, chilled or frozen semen. Stud medicine can be carried out at your yard or the clinic.
We also undertake management of twins, uterine cysts, subfertile mares, embryo transfer, foal intensive care and orthopaedic repair.
We also engage in neonatal care and regularly carry out post-foaling checks, plasma transfusions, correction of angular and flexor limb deformities and hernia repair.
Regular vaccination of your horse, pony or donkeys is a vital element of care to prevent them from serious, and potentially life-threatening, diseases. Equine flu can affect the upper and lower respiratory tract, which can then lead to nasal discharge and a cough.
We recommend vaccination to stop your horse from becoming potentially ill, averting the need for him/her to be isolated. We also recommend vaccination against Tetanus, caused by the bacterium Clostridium Tetanii, which can be found in soil and droppings. Tetanus enters the body through wounds, particularly puncture wounds if the wound is dirty, attacking nerves controlling the muscles of the body.
Please be aware that competition horses must have an up to date vaccination record to meet the requirements of many sporting governing bodies.