Hard & Soft Lunging Arenas
We have a trot up area in order to assess lameness.
In addition we have a hard lunging ring and large sand arena, in order to assess and compare your horses’ gait on different types of surface.
In house lab facilities translate into quicker results for you and your horse.
There are a number of tests we can carry out including:
- Joint fluid testing
- Total protein testing
- Liver tests
- Worm Egg Counting
- Routine blood Biochemistry and Haematology
Isolation Facilities & 10 Acres of Grazing
All our inpatients are stabled in a well ventilated stable block and are bedded down on dust free shavings. ( Bedmax)
In addition, we have 3 fields to be able to turn out horses when it is beneficial for their care and or treatment plan.
Our inpatients are looked after by our on site vet and team of nurses who work closely together, ensuring your horse receives excellent care.
Isolation facilities are available for those cases admitted that may be infectious.
The oroscope is used to investigate your horses mouth providing live images.
It is regularly used in treatment of diastema, ulceration and molar extractions.
Static In-House & Mobile Radiography
The practice is equipped with both hospital-based and mobile radiography equipment .
The equipment uses digital technology producing high quality images that can be manipulated to enhance areas of interest.
As digital plates are more sensitive, this also lowers any exposure to x-rays.
We regularly liaise with local farriers in the treatment of lameness.
Surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia in our fully equipped equine operating theatre, which includes a bespoke made theatre table, with a winch from the knock down box, to theatre table, to the recovery box and full anaesthetic circle.
State of the art anaesthetic monitoring equipment is available to the anaesthetists, including arterial blood pressure monitoring and ECG machines. All anesthetic procedures are performed by a veterinary surgeon.
At the clinic we carry out specialised surgical procedures, including video arthroscopy for treatment of joint infections and osteochondrosis, 'tie-backs', hobday surgery for larngeal paralysis, chronic foot pain or hind limb suspensory ligament injurys, hernia repair and surgery to correct foal limb deformity.
A technique that can be used for a variety of purposes, in which deep structures of the body are visualised by recording the reflections of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues.
The procedure is used extensively in lameness investigations, for the scanning of tendon and ligament injuries, as well as soft tissue swellings. It is also used for examining abdominal structures and is an important diagnostic tool in the investigation of horses with colic, weight loss or diarrhoea.
In many cases, ultrasound is used to guide the vet in taking safe biopsies of internal structures such as the liver, lungs and kidneys. Ultrasonography is also used when examining the ovaries and uterus of mares reproductive tracts, assessing stage of oestrous cycle and pregnancy diagnosis.
Endoscopy is vital to investigate the upper respiratory tract of the horse, including the pharynx, larynx, trachea and guttural pouches
It is commonly used in evaluating horses with poor performance, abnormal respiratory noises or obstructions.
The system is linked to a video screen, enabling the live images to be viewed by both the vet and the client.
Gastroscopy is used to investigate the horses gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, rectum and small colon.
Similar to video endoscopy, the system is linked to a video screen enabling the live images to be viewed by both the vet and the client.
To accurately determine a horses weight for drug dosage and worming.
If you would like to have your horse weighed free of charge, please contact reception, and we will organise a suitable appointment time for you to bring your horse in.