We offer routine vaccinations to protect your horse from all common diseases with
annual updates to give continued protection. Horses that travel or are
exposed to other horses that travel may require further vaccinations. If you are
unsure of your horse's particular needs we are always on hand to give advice.
Passport and Micro-chipping
Since 2003, it has been a legal requirement for your horse to have an equine passport, and as of October 2020, by law all horses in England, Scotland and Wales must be microchipped. This allows the horse to be signed out of the food chain & allows it to be treated with any required medications. With a passport your horse can be accurately identified and easily transported abroad. To meet these requirements, we provide a passport completion and micro-chipping service.
We perform dental examinations under sedation to facilitate a complete examination of the mouth. This allows thorough assessment of the the tooth surfaces and the gum-line, allowing us to identify and address any minor issues before they become major.
Radiography and Ultrasonography
Using the most up to date digital imaging equipment we can locate problems to
help lead to a successful diagnosis. Our equipment is portable allowing us to
carry out these procedures at your yard and with instant on-screen images we
are able to give you a prompt diagnosis.
Lameness is most commonly caused by pain but can also be due to neurological
or mechanical issues. We offer a full on-site examination to diagnose
and treat lameness. This includes any required nerve or joint blocks and
medication for any affected joints or soft tissues.
If your horse suffers, or is suffering, from respiratory or breathing
related problems we have a wide range of scopes and investigative tools to
help diagnose your horse's specific problem. We can then advise or carry
out a particular course of treatment in aid to solving the issue.
This procedure is usually carried out to determine whether or not your
horse is suffering from gastric ulcers. Our vets can carry out this minimally
invasive examination on-site using our 3 metre, portable gastroscope, showing
real time, on screen images to help make an accurate diagnosis.
Modern breeding management and related technologies can help to increase
the rate of conception, promote a healthy pregnancy and lead to successful
foaling. We offer help and guidance at all stages of reproduction work from
Artificial Insemination through to advice when foaling.
This procedure can serve two purposes - either to eliminate the
hormonally driven behaviour associated with a stallion, allowing a
male horse to be calmer and better behaved. The second purpose is
to eliminate uncontrolled breeding amongst a herd that isn't
regularly monitored. This service can be carried out on a single
horse or multiple horses if required.
If left undiagnosed and untreated this scourge of the equine community
can result in the need for aggressive treatment and in extreme cases
euthanasia. If you suspect your horse is suffering from Laminitis but
there are no outwardly visible signs, our vets are able to diagnose
on-site with the use of our portable, digital radiography equipment.
We offer a complete evaluation of equine skin conditions all backed
up with our comprehensive dermatology service - providing diagnosis
and treatment for more common ailments like ring worm to more serious
cases such as multiple sarcoids. A full investigation into possible
allergy causes with recommendations for ongoing treatment can also
Our older horses may require a little extra care from time to time.
Your old friends' specific requirements will vary from horse to horse,
please speak to one of our equine veterinarians to find out how we can
help to keep your older horse happy in their latter years.
The standard examination is conducted in five stages; a thorough
external examination - an in-hand walk and trot - a phase of exercise
to assess heart, breathing and gait - re-examination during a rest
period and finally a second trot up to look for any signs or strain
or injury. If preferred, we also offer a basic examination with
the first two stages only.
This ancient of traditional medicines has proven its effectiveness in
animals over the centuries. It was first used in the west in the USA in
1971 and the demand for veterinary acupuncture has steadily increased
since the 1990s. Nicola has completed further training in Western Acupuncture
and can offer this effective service to clients with horses that may
benefit from the procedure.
Prescriptions available on request.