Preventative medicine

Routine veterinary care is fundamental in ensuring your horse’s well-being. Ideally, we should examine your horse at least once every year, even if it is fit and healthy. Some signs of ill health can be quite subtle and require a vet to diagnose and treat. Early detection of any issues is vital in lessening the risk of them developing into bigger problems in the future. This is why it is important that your horse receives regular vet checks

We provide 24/7 care for our registered patients. We have collaboration arrangements with nearby practices to ensure we are always there for your horse.

Vaccinations

We recommend regular vaccination against equine influenza and tetanus, and vaccination against equine herpes virus for horses considered most at risk (i.e. younger/older horses, pregnant mares, those that travel where they may have contact with other horses). Please check our vaccination calculator (provided by BHA) below if you are unsure of your inoculation timings.
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Veterinary Consultancy Services

We offer select veterinary consultation services. These include radiography review reports, second opinion provision, para-professional education talks and equine healthcare information. Please contact us to find out more.
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Worm egg counts

Internal parasites can cause a variety of problems, from inappetence and weight loss, to colic and diarrhoea. Prevention is better than cure, and pasture hygiene and regular collection of droppings can be the most effective method of controlling worm burden. Intelligent worming using tests such as faecal worm egg counts and/or blood samples, and targeted worming intervention through the year is ideal.

Nutrition advice

Whether your horse is overweight, underweight, or you just want some advice on how to maintain their current healthy weight during competition season or a change of yard, I can visit you to assess your horse. We can provide a plan on optimal nutrition, helping to keep your horse at a healthy weight regardless of an impending change in workload or environment.

Passports and microchips

It is a legal requirement that every horse in the UK has a passport. Foals must have a passport on or before the 31st December of the year of its birth, or six months after its birth, whichever is later. It is now mandatory that horses should be microchipped before applying for a passport, and only vets can microchip horses. I can visit your horse to microchip it, fill out a passport silhouette, and you can also combine this with a general health check if required.

Health checks

Examination of your horse’s overall state of health, detecting early signs of disease and providing a baseline to enable comparison should the horse later develop an illness or other condition. We offer an extensive range of blood sample analysis from routine fitness profiles to more specific diagnostic tests. We can interpret the blood work as it relates to the clinical state of your horse, and if required offer some advice on health care.

Medical management

We offer care for horses with pre-existing conditions requiring medical management, from PPID (Equine Cushing's disease) and EMS to arthritis and soft tissue injuries. Whether they require checks for repeat prescriptions or more intensive treatment, we have a wide range of services to suit.

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Whether you want to check your horse has gastric ulcers or want peace of mind about the healing progress of a tendon injury, we offer a range of diagnostic imaging services such as gastroscopy, endoscopy, ultrasound and x-rays.
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