- Dental Treatment
- Pre Purchase Examinations
- Reproduction and Fertility
- Wounds/ Severe Lameness
2nd Vaccination; 21-92 days after 1st Vaccination
3rd Vaccination; 150-215 days after 2nd vaccination
Yearly Boosters; Must be kept to 365days or less (careful on a leap year!!)
We recommend that horses have their teeth checked yearly to ensure that any problems are caught early and prevented.
By looking after our horses teeth it prevents further dental problems later in life. Dental issue can cause a variety of problems in horses including weigh loss, quidding (dropping of food from the mouth), head shaking, bitting problems, swellings and sinus infections.
We can carry out full investigations for lameness at your yard or at the practice, where we use a variety of techniques to find the cause of the pain. Using trot-ups, flexion tests, palpation, local anaesthesia nerve blocks and our expertise we are able to localise the cause of the lameness where necessary.
With the assistance of our digital x-ray machine and good quality ultrasound machine we are able to visualise the internal structures of the horses limbs to fully assess the lameness.
Once diagnosed we have a variety of different treatments options for each individual lameness and the ability to refer to specialist equine surgeons if required.
We offer scanning and/or blood tests for for pregnancy diagnosis. Scanning be done from 21 days after serving however we recommend scanning at day 35 which enables us to ensure that there is a viable foal.
Blood testing is most accurate between 40-100 days after serving and is a stress free way of diagnosing pregnancy in mares.
All large wounds or small woulds located in dangerous locations are emergencies to give them the best chance of a quick recovery. ‘Danger areas’ for wounds include over any joints (coffin, fetlock, hock, carpus etc) or tendon sheaths. If you are in any doubt as to the location of a wound we highly recommend giving us a call so we can advise on any further action needed. It is important we diagnose these fast to give the best chance of complete recovery.