Clinic Services

Lameness Investigations

Lameness can range from very subtle signs to an obvious and severe problem and in most cases after an initial on yard assessment it is preferable to bring your horse to our clinic for a full lameness investigation.

At Thompson House Equine Vets we have the facilities required for a full lameness investigation including:

  • A level area for trotting up
  • Indoor and outdoor menages for lunging
  • Digital x-ray (to assess boney structures) and ultrasound (to assess soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments)

We will use techniques such as nerve blocks (local anaesthetic applied around the nerves in the legs) and diagnostic imaging to isolate the problem and formulate a treatment plan.

There are many different treatment options available for managing lameness and some treatments will only be suitable for certain conditions. Our vets at Thompson House will discuss all possible options on a case by case basis.

  • Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs
  • Corticosteroid Joint Medication
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Biological Treatments (such as Platlet Rich Plasma)
  • Remedial Farriery
  • Rehabilitation Livery Including Zamar Treatment

To make an appointment at our clinic or for further enquiries please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us.

Advanced Dentistry

  • Dentistry: Oral Endoscopic Exam, Digital Radiography, Diastema Widening, Wolf Teeth Removal, Oral Extractions and restorations

Although much routine dental work can take place on yard, at our clinic we offer a range of advanced equine dentistry treatments using the latest dental equipment and techniques.

Facilities include our oral endoscope and digital x-ray facilities which allows for more detailed examination and planning of treatments.

Treatments available at Thompson House from our resident vets or visiting specialist surgeons include:

  • Oral Extractions
  • Diastema Widening
  • Treatment of periodontal disease
  • Wolf Teeth Removal
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Cheek Teeth Restoration

To make an appointment at our clinic or for further enquiries please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us.

Internal Medicine

At Thompson House our wide range of state-of-the-art facilities allow us to investigate and treat many medical problems including:

  • Medical colic investigations
  • Weight Loss Investigations
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Gastroscopy
  • Dermatological Investigations
  • Opthalmology
  • Video Endoscopy Examinations
  • Reproductive Ultrasound

Ultrasound Scanning

Ultrasound imaging allows visualisation of many internal structures which aids in the investigation of gastrointestinal problems including medical and recurrent colic, diarrhoea and weight loss cases. It is also used to scan the uterus and ovaries allowing for pregnancy diagnosis and investigation of poor fertility in breeding females.

Gastroscopy

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome is a common complaint in our domestic equine population and can lead to poor performance and behavioural problems. At Thompson House we offer regular gastroscopy clinics which allows us to visualise the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum leading to the prompt treatment and further monitoring of gastric ulcers. The gastroscope can also be used to take biopsies from the stomach and first part of the small intestine which is a useful diagnostic tool for aiding weight loss investigations.

Video Endoscope

Our smaller video endoscope allows visualisation of the upper and lower respiratory tract and the collection of samples from these structures. This is an important tool in the investigation of infectious and environmental airway conditions as well as the diagnosis of Equine Asthma which can contribute to poor performance in our sport horse population.

Surgery

At Thompson house we are pleased to be able to offer several soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical procedures with both our resident vets and visiting specialists. Some of the procedures available at Thompson House include:

  • Standing Dorsal Spinous Process Resection
  • Sarcoid Laser Surgery
  • Lump removal
  • Sinus surgery
  • Castrations (standing and under general anaesthetic)

Laser Machine

At Thompson House, our laser machine allows a comprehensive approach to sarcoid treatment. The removal of sarcoids with the laser can often be done under standing sedation, depending on the location of the sarcoid and the temperament of the horse. Plenty of local anaesthetic is used so the sarcoids can be removed quickly and the horse won’t feel a thing.

If you would like to book on one of our laser clinics or have any questions regarding the procedure, please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us.

Other Services

Once conditions have been diagnosed in our patients, we offer a number of services to aid with their treatment and recovery.

Rehabilitation and Zamar

For many orthopaedic conditions, a period of rehabilitation will be required. At Thompson House our patients are able to stay with us on rehabilitation livery to benefit from our facilities including our Zamar Machine. Zamar rehabilitation programmes can aid recovery after an injury by up to 60%.

For more information regarding rehabilitation and Zamar treatment at Thompson House please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us.

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