Covid-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients

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Facilities

Our Towcester and Onley site both offer purpose-built facilities staffed by an experienced and compassionate team. Certain appointments require use of these facilities, ensuring that we can provide your horse with the best possible care.

We also have a range of portable diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to treat your horses on-yard if required. If you would like some more information about our facilities or to discuss our appointments, call us today.

Towcester

  • Purpose-built treatment room
  • Stocks for standing procedures
  • Surgical theatre with 2 knockdown boxes for surgeries completed under general anaesthesia, with a state-of-the-art table and monitoring equipment
  • Dedicated x-ray room
  • Stallion collection room with fixed dummy and mare teaser box
  • Reproductive suite with purpose-built stocks for the mare and foal
  • In-house laboratory
  • Dispensary
  • Trot up area
  • Menage
  • Hard surface for lungeing
  • 5 day boxes
  • 4 overnight inpatient boxes with the capacity for intravenous fluid therapy and intensive care
  • Isolation facilities
  • Hard standing for lorry parking
  • Loading ramp

Onley

  • Large purpose-built treatment room
  • Stocks for standing procedures
  • In-house laboratory
  • Dedicated x-ray room
  • Dispensary
  • Trot up area
  • Hard surface for lungeing
  • Use of 3 arenas
  • 3 day boxes
  • Hard standing for lorry parking

 

To help you prepare for a vet visit at home, common requirements are listed below:

Orthopaedic examinations:

Initial consultations: a dry flat surface where the horse can be observed walking and trotting in a straight line and a soft surface (arena or flat field) to see the horse trot and canter on the lunge. Ideally a harder, gravel surface to see the horse move on a hard circle.

Full poor performance workups are often best performed at one of our clinics, but can be carried out on-yard, facilities permitting.

Dental appointments:

Routine dental: level surface, ideally in a stable with no distractions.

More advanced dental work and tooth extractions are usually completed in our purpose-built stocks to support the horse whilst sedated.

Diagnostic imaging e.g. X-rays/ ultrasound scanning/ shockwave:

Mains electricity (we cannot use generators with our equipment), a dry level surface, ideally undercover.

Endoscopy and gastroscopy are ideally performed at the clinic to enable full restraint in stocks. However, if your horse cannot travel our equipment is portable allowing these procedures to be performed at yards under prior agreement.

Castration:

A well-lit enclosed space that is clean, ideally a stable. Horses requiring castration under general anaesthetic will need to be admitted to the clinic.

Pre-purchase examinations:

A dark stable for an eye examination, a flat, level trot up area on a hard surface, a school or level field and a hard surface to lunge on.

Acupuncture:

Either completed at the clinic or in a dry, sheltered stable with a non-slippery surface and no bedding.

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