Have a question?
If it's an emergency: phone us! If not, have a look at some of our frequently asked questions and see if you can find what you are looking for. If you need more information, give us a call and we can either book you an appointment or put you in touch with one of the vets for some further advice over the phone.
I just got my colt gelded: what should I watch for?
Your colt will be a little sore post-gelding, so may walk around a little gingerly for a short while, but should be walking normally within a few hours post-surgery, and the area will remain swollen for a couple of days. Things to look out for that may indicate your horse is not healing well include: your horse is not walking normally, excessive swelling, swelling that remains for more than a few days post-surgery, the area is not healing well and/or has discharge, your horse has become lethargic and is not moving around much. If any of these symptoms arise, or you have any other concerns, call your vet.
What are the signs of colic?
Colic just means abdominal pain, and can range from an upset tummy (gassy guts!) to the more serious bowel displacement or twisted gut. Horses show signs of colic in a variety of ways including:
kicking at their belly
biting at their sides
standing in an unusual position/ looking like they are trying to pee but can't
lack of interest in food or their surroundings
failure to poop
Ok it's colic! What do I do?
Call a vet! Colic can potentially be quite serious, and is regarded as a priority call-out for our vets, so we will attend to your call as soon as we can. In the meantime, keep your horse up and moving around until the vet arrives.
What should I vaccinate for?
It's a good idea to get your horse vaccinated against diseases. We can vaccinate horses for tetanus, herpes, strangles and more.
Deworming: what's the story?
There are a number of different types of worms that your horse my get, and left untreated these can cause serious conditions in your horse. The best way to avoid this is to de-worm your horse on a regular basis. Consult your vet as to which equine wormer is best for you.