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Hannah has been busy on a CPD course today focusing on breeding. There was enough time for lucky Hannah to meet Big Star! The key chain that she was given made us all giggle!! πŸ˜† ... See MoreSee Less

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The office is closed for the bank holiday weekend and will reopen on Tuesday morning but we are available for emergencies as always. Please phone the out of hours number - 07796338979. Happy Easter!

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Of all the gastroscopes we have performed, ulcers were identified in over 90% of cases. For more information don't forget to check out our factsheet on our website www.waterlaneequinevets.co.uk
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Equine gastric ulcers affect_% of leisure horses?

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🐴πŸ₯‡Back for 2018 - Pre-Season Performance EvaluationπŸ₯‡πŸ΄

Due to the popularity of this package last year we have brought it back again this year!

Are you worried about a specific issue with your horse, looking for a comprehensive MOT, or need a plan to keep him/her sound during the months ahead? We have all bases covered with our performance evaluation and sports medicine programme.

Drawing upon his many years of looking after competition horses and ponies, from aspiring pony and riding clubbers to Olympic athletes, Tim is hugely experienced in evaluating their needs and integrating veterinary treatments with farriery, physiotherapy and chiropractic care to ensure success.

Performance evaluation costs Β£160 inc. VAT and includes all of the following:

πŸ† Thorough clinical examination, with particular attention to foot balance, joint health and mobility of the neck, back and pelvis
πŸ† Trot-up assessment including flexion tests
πŸ† Exercise assessment with the horse being ridden and/or lunged
πŸ† Internal examination to check for deep lumbar muscle or sacroiliac pain
πŸ† Blood test for biochemistry and haematology
πŸ† Written report with clear management plan which can then be shared with your farrier and physiotherapist/chiropractor
πŸ† 20% discount* on further investigations if recommended (such as radiography, ultrasonography, gastroscopy)

*Discount applies to service/procedure and not the cost of drugs required

If you would like more information or wish to discuss your horse's particular needs please call Laura in the office on 01452 770268.
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*Case of the Week - eyelid stitch-up*

Our vet Hannah attended to a tricky call a few weeks ago - the patient had managed to tear across 75% of his upper eyelid and was in danger of losing his eyelashes! Picture 1 shows the injury prior to treatment and picture 2 shows the eye 3 weeks post treatment, which involved some very careful suturing! We are happy to report that the horse has made a full recovery, and we are very pleased to be able to share these kind words from his owner:

"He has made a great recovery and I believe a lot of this has to do with the remarkable job that Hannah did when she came to the emergency call out two weeks ago.

It was very tricky for her, in the dark, cold and very muddy conditions, together with a very β€˜flicky head’ pony.

Despite everything being against her I think she did remarkably well to stitch back together his eyelid which is obviously a very sensitive area.

Her patience, calm and reassuring manner turned a stressful situation into a productive one where he could be offered the best recovery.

I cannot commend her highly enough."

Another happy client and patient πŸ˜€

(Pictures and feedback shared with permission of the client)
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Look out for our new personalised stable cards coming soon! πŸ˜€
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Many horses will suffer silently from dental disease so it is important to have regular check-ups to ensure their mouth is healthy. Speak to us today to ensure your horse has 1-2 dental check-ups per year. #DoingTheBestForYourHorse
*An epidemiological survey on the prevalence of equine peripheral dental caries in the United Kingdom and possible risk factors for its development. D. Borkent, R. J. M. Reardon, G. McLachlan, S. Smith and P. M. Dixon. Equine Veterinary Journal 49 (2017) 480–485.
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A targeted worming programme will incorporate a treatment for the worms not detected by a FWEC, with an effective product, at the appropriate time of year. Contact us today to discuss a tailored worming programme for your horse. #DoingTheBestForYourHorse
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Want to win a Keeping Britain's Horses Healthy saddlecloth? Complete this survey to be in with a chance to win! #DoingTheBestForYourHorse ... See MoreSee Less

Take part in our #HorseHealthWeek survey for the chance to win a KBHH saddlecloth ow.ly/bLum30iIwyz #Giveaways

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