Routine and Preventative Care

Visits

Routine Yard Visits

At Thompson House Equine Vets we offer an ambulatory service where we can examine your horse and carry out routine treatments and procedures at your yard.

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

Examinations at Our Clinic

Alongside our ambulatory service you are welcome to bring your horse to our clinic at a pre-arranged time for routine treatments or more in-depth diagnostics. Please see our clinic area for more details on the services we offer at Thompson House Equine Vets.

Emergencies

Our emergency service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Outside of working hours please call us on 01257 422618 if you have any concerns about your horse’s condition.

Vaccines

Two diseases we routinely vaccinate our domestic horse population for are equine influenza and tetanus.

Tetanus is a life-threatening disease caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani commonly found in the horse’s environment.

  • 1st Vaccination (6 months or older)
  • 2nd Vaccination 4 to 6 weeks after the 1st
  • 1st booster after 1 year

Following this your horse will require a booster vaccination every two years.

Equine influenza is an infectious respiratory disease that can severely affect their health and performance.

An initial primary course of vaccinations consists of 3 injections:

  • 1st Vaccination (6 months or older)
  • 2nd Vaccination 21-92 days after the 1st
  • 3rd Vaccination 150-215 days after the 2nd

Following this your horse will require an annual booster vaccination.

If you compete with your horse, a more regular flu vaccination may be required therefore it is important to check the requirements for the competition you are entering.

Our most common vaccination programme we offer is flu and tetanus combined. To make an appointment or for further enquiries please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us

Identification and Microchipping Your Horse

Legislation states that all foals must have a microchip and passport within 6 months of birth or before 31st December the year which they were born (whichever date occurs later).

Microchip implantation and passport paperwork can be completed by one of our vets either on your yard or at our equine clinic.

For more information regarding microchipping your horse or passport paperwork please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us

Worming

Excessive worm burdens can cause many gastrointestinal problems in our horse and donkey populations. At Thompson House, we believe that the responsible use of wormers is vital to prevent the development of resistance to wormers and recommend a diagnostic led approach to worming.

At Thompson House we offer:

– Faecal Worm Egg Counts (FEC)

– Equisal Tapeworm Saliva Test

– Encysted Small Redworm Test (Blood Sample)

We can offer all three tests as part of an annual worming programme or as a one off package. For further information regarding our worming programmes, please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us

Routine Dentistry

At Thompson House we recommend that your horse has a routine dental examination every 6-12 months and this can take place either at your yard or at our clinic.

Most horses will require reduction of sharp enamel overgrowths, which if left untreated can cause discomfort during bitted work and when eating, as well as leading to further dental issues. To reduce these overgrowths, we can either use our state-of-the-art power tools or manual rasps. As vets, we can sedate our patients which enables us to perform the job to the highest quality and as safely as possible.

During our examination we also look for dental disease such as caries (decay), fractured teeth, diastemas (gaps between teeth), periodontal disease and abnormal confirmation. More complex dental disease may require further treatment at our clinic and this can be discussed further with one of our vets.

For further information or to book a dental appointment, please call our office on 01257 422618 or use or email form in Contact Us

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