Clinic Services

Lameness Investigations

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)
  • Equinosis Lameness Locator

We will use techniques such as nerve blocks and diagnostic imaging to diagnose 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 use a range of treatment options including;

  • Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs
  • Corticosteroid Joint Medication
  • Biological Treatments e.g. PRP & Stem Cell’s
  • Remedial Farriery
  • Rehabilitation

Advanced Dentistry

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

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 frequently used in the diagnosis of conditions of the eye.

We also offer a range of reproductive services and ultrasonography assists our vet to scan the uterus and ovaries allowing for artificial insemination, 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.

Shockwave Therapy

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new shockwave therapy machine from Venn Healthcare.

The use of shockwave therapy has been shown to aid the successful treatment of soft tissue injuries in horses such as proximal suspensory ligament injuries, SDFT injuries, and even back pain.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) can be a safe and successful therapy depending on the anatomical region treated, severity of injury, and interactions of other treatments being performed on the horse. A. F. Yocom & L. D. Bass (2019).

Rehabilitation

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 in house facilities.

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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