Understanding equine health issues

The equine medicine service offers medical investigation of, and solutions to a wide variety of complex problems in horses, including:  

  • Endocrine disease  
  • Gastrointestinal disease  
  • Renal/urinary disease  
  • Heart disease 
  • Respiratory disease  
  • Liver disease  
  • Neuromuscular disease  
  • Muscular disease 
  • Immune-mediated disease 
  • Skin disease 
  • Eye disease 

We utilise the latest techniques and equipment during the diagnostic investigation and treatment processes. Our specialised medical equipment includes:  

  • Video endoscopy with a range of different sized flexible video endoscopes, including overground (dynamic/exercising) endoscopy and portable gastroscopy. 
  • Electrocardiography (including exercising monitoring using Televet and Equimetre), echocardiography and transvenous electrocardioversion of atrial fibrillation.
  • Lameness Locator 
  • Pulmonary function testing 
  • Ophthalmic examination including tonometery and biomicroscopy 
  • Specialist diagnostic imaging on site including ultrasonography, digital radiography, standing computed tomography (CT) and standing MRI 
  • Diode laser.
  • Full laboratory support. Many of our cases require a wide range of laboratory tests. Most of these tests are performed at our newly equipped, on-site laboratory so that vital information is available as soon as possible. In addition, many tests can be performed ‘stall-side’, ensuring rapid turnaround times for the sickest of horses. 
  • Fully equipped intensive care unit (ICU) providing 24h critical care support including a dedicated Isolation Unit, separate from the main barn. Intensive care stalls are equipped with fluid delivery systems, oxygen and CCTV cameras.
  • Neonatal ICU including oxygen therapy, ventilation and respiratory support 
  • On-site blood donors