It's a very exciting #FridayFactsheet today! Those of you that saw our post last week will already know what the topic is, but as part of our commitment to providing a complete range of services to our clients in the comfort of their own yard we have decided to invest in our very own gastroscope! There is no need to bring your horse to us for this procedure to be carried out which means less stress and hassle for you and your horse. Please have a read of the factsheet to find out all you need to know about Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. If you suspect your horse may be suffering from this condition and would like to discuss arranging a gastroscope, please contact the office on 01452 770268. ... See MoreSee Less
Ever wondered how we perform anaesthesia 'in the field'? Here's Holly and Hannah carrying out the initial knock-down on a horse that required surgery to remove a sarcoid. Ketamine was administered approximately 1 minute before the video started which shows how quickly the horses react! ... See MoreSee Less
Have you seen the latest edition of Polo Times featuring Hannah's article on bandages, boots and their effect on skin temperature? Interesting reading! ... See MoreSee Less
We are loving our most recent investment! Who would like to guess what equipment we have purchased?? Stay tuned for a special #fridayfactsheet tomorrow to reveal all! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Halloween from all of us! 🎃😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Halloween from all of us here at Townfields Saddlers 🎃👻
With bonfire night fast approaching make sure you are prepared in advance. Check out these top tips from the BHS and consider whether your horse may require a calming supplement to help keep him/her settled. Zzen Flash is a nutritional supplement designed to prepare horses for potentially problematic circumstances. It is formulated with technically pure tryptophan and magnesium to balance the deficits in anxious horses, and comes in a palatable apricot and peach flavour. It is available in syringe format and designed to be administered 1 hour before the stressful event, priced at £10.85 for a 60ml syringe. Please contact the practice if you would like to order. ... See MoreSee Less
It may not be Friday but we decided it was time for another factsheet anyway! Brush up on your first aid knowledge with our top tips and advice. All of the items mentioned can be purchased through the practice so if you think you need to top up your first aid kit supplies then please contact the office on 01452 770268. ... See MoreSee Less
According to research, Autumn is the best time to test for Equine Cushing's disease (PPID). Last month we carried out 26 ACTH tests and over 65% were positive. This is the ideal time to test if you think your horse may have PPID - don't miss out on your chance to claim a free* test up until 31st October 2017. Contact us to book your horse in - even if your horse is currently on treatment you can still benefit from the free* test this year.
*Lab fees covered free of charge but costs still apply for examination where appropriate and taking/processing/posting the sample. ... See MoreSee Less
If I won the lottery I’d have this indoor school!
Early start for Tim today checking a patient in Milan with an orthopaedic problem that did not respond to treatment and ruled him out of this years Europeans. The owner enquired about Lipogems and Tim performed the procedure in July.
Now, 12 weeks later, the leg and scans look good and the horse is sound. His rehabilitation will hopefully result in selection for next years World Equestrian Games. ... See MoreSee Less