Routine care

Worming

We are available to offer advice on routine and specific worming problems. Specialist labs are on site to process and interpret faecal egg worm counts and tape worm blood tests. This allows treatment to be tailored to individual horses and yards to ensure drug resistance and worming costs are minimised.

Vaccinations

Appointments for routine vaccinations (influenza and tetanus) are available during office hours to suit you. Other specific vaccinations are available on request eg herpes virus (EHV), rotavirus. Alternatively, you can bring your horse along to our routine care clinic to avoid a call out charge and chose a specific time to suit you, or book your horse onto one of our routine yard visits available at Storeton, Larton and Manor Farm. This is a good time to discuss any concerns you have with your horse which may include weight management or poor performance for example. We may advise booking into one of our tailored clinics.

Dentistry

Our vets are all trained in equine dentistry. We are happy to provide routine dental care on your yards using hand rasps (floats) and power tools where necessary. We can sedate your horse to ensure the best possible treatment with minimal trauma and distress to your horse. More complicated procedures such as tooth removal are best carried out at the clinic. If necessary we can use our links to the Equine Hospital to carry out advanced imaging techniques such as computer tomography (CT) to provide high resolution 3D-images of tooth roots so your horse can receive the best care. Ivan Stockdale also has a fortnightly dental clinic based at the clinic.

All our vets are willing and happy to carry out routine dental care at your yards. More complex procedures can be carried out at the clinic. Ivan Stockdale also has a dental clinic fortnightly based at the clinic.

General Care

We work closely with other paraprofessionals such as registered farriers, dentists, chiropractors and physiotherapist to achieve the best care package for your horse