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Routine Equine Services

Our experienced team of equine vets, at your service.

Vaccinations

We recommend that all horses are vaccinated against influenza and tetanus.

  • If tetanus is contracted it is almost always fatal in horses causing a great deal of suffering despite being entirely preventable.
  • Influenza is a highly infectious disease and an outbreak can lead to large numbers of horses falling ill and being unable to work for a significant length of time. In young, old or infirm horses influenza can also prove to be fatal.

Dental Care

Dental care is one of the most important aspects of routine care. Broadly speaking teeth should be checked once every 12 months, however, some horses may need them checking more regularly depending on age, the individual and the presence of any pre-existing conditions.

Domesticated horses commonly spend less time chewing and the feeding of concentrates alters the pattern of chewing movements. These factors can predispose the horse to allowing sharp or overgrown teeth to develop.

Worming

An effective worming regime plays an essential role in maintaining your horse’s health. We are happy to provide advice – whether it is for individual horses or whole yards – to both analyse the worm problem and put forward a treatment plan. We utilise Faecal Worm Egg Counts (FWEC) during the spring, summer and autumn to assess which horses need worming and target specific worms at the correct time of year to effectively kill them. We also offer parasite sampling carried out via Liverpool University’s Diagnosteq laboratory (www.diagnosteq.com) for roundworms and tapeworms.

News

5th November
Equine Dentistry Talk - Straight from the horse's mouth LAST CHANCE TO BOOK! With Neil Townsend MSc BVSc European Specialist in Equine Dentistry MRCVS Tuesday 19th November 2019 The Moat House, Acton Trussell, ST17 0RJ 7pm arrival for 7... Read more >
17th July
Equine Flu! What is equine flu? Equine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection... Read more >
11th February
EQUINE FLU - outbreak update Following the extensive media coverage recently regarding the diagnosis of equine influenza in the racing community, the Animal Health Trust has advised that horses should be vaccinated for flu every 6 months... Read more >
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