Equine Veterinary Services
Buying a horse can be a minefield but we are on hand to give you practical advice. A ‘vetting’ is a thorough examination of the horse leading to an opinion as to whether the horse is suitable for you. We would advise some-one purchasing a new horse to have a ‘vetting’ as it may reveal hidden problems. Some insurance companies will also require one before providing cover for veterinary fees. Speak to us about the types of examination available for you.
We are experienced in routine equine stud work and also fertility emergencies. Hopefully breeding a foal is straightforward and you may just require us to scan your mare to confirm she is pregnant. If she has problems conceiving then there are investigations and treatments that we can perform to improve her chances of producing a foal. We are experienced in the process of artificial insemination with both frozen and chilled semen.
Lameness is a very common equine problem and we are experienced in assessing and treating problems causing lameness. If necessary further investigation with flexion tests, response to nerve blocks and imaging (x-rays and ultrasound scans) can be performed to diagnose the cause of the problem and facilitate treatment.
Routine castration and some procedures such as wound closure or lump removals can be performed at your premises. Our clinic facilities can be used for more advanced surgery such eye removals or sinus surgery. See Equine Clinic page.
A range of diagnostic tests can be performed to investigate medical problems such as chronic coughing or weight loss. See ‘Diagnostic Facilities’ for more information. Julian Radburn is an Advanced Veterinary Practitioner and a holder of the certificate in equine internal medicine.
Mel Wingate has been performing acupuncture on horses since June 2012 with some very positive results. A variety of problems such as stiffness or lameness can be ameliorated with this complementary therapy. Please contact her at the surgery for more details.