Should I call the physio or the vet ???
A talk by Robert Walsh MRCVS and Gaby Kerfoot BVSc of particular interest to owners of competition horses.
Tickets from the clinic £5 to include wine/soft drink from the clinic.
GABY KERFOOT BSc (Hons) FIRVAP Gaby runs a successful rehabilitation centre in Cheshire which other physios refer to ; it offers both in patient programs and regular out patient clinics. She specialises in assisting veterinary surgeons to diagnose subtle performance issues in high end competition horses as well as leisure horses with behavioural issues and problems. Problems such as proximal suspensory lesions, back problems – kissing spines, facet joint and sacroiliac abnormalities, tendon injuries and wounds
MVB MRCVS Grad Cert ESM (UCD) Advanced Practitioner In Equine Practice
Robert is the senior clinic vet, he qualified from Dublin Vet School and since then has worked in Australia, Ireland and then in the Cotswolds prior to setting up the clinic in 1999.
He works with many high level dressage , show jumping and racehorses but is equally happy to see low level competition horses with performance issues .
Robert has a special interest in investigation of performance problems and was recently awarded a certificate with honours in Equine Sports Medicine from Dublin University.
Terms and conditions for our winter offers 2016/17, all work must be paid for in full on the day.
OFFER 1…… TEETH AND VACC FREE SEDATION free sedation for teeth rasping when routine teeth and vaccine are done together. This includes 0.5ml detomidine (domo) which would be enough to sedate the average horse for routine dental work , any top ups will be chargeable. The routine teeth rasp is for routine removal of sharp edges but doesn’t include large ramps or hooks which may take much longer and possibly be done in two sessions. The vaccines are flutet or flu . A visit if required or zone visit is payable on top of this unless done at the clinic. £80 incl VAT
OFFER 2 ….SILVER OR GOLD MOT
SILVER….full examination ; eyes , heart , lungs , soundness , skin and any other worries. Dental examination and routine rasp plus light sedation (up to 0.5ml domo included). Full written report with wellness plan for the next year posted or emailed .
Any top ups of sedation , any non-routine dental work and a visit if required (or ZV ) are chargeable.£85 incl vat
GOLD as above plus routine blood screen (biochemistry and haematology basic)
£125 incl vat
OFFER 3 BACK PAIN INVESTIGATION PACKAGE
At clinic ; full examination including see ridden if required and up to three radiographs of the back. £160 PLUS VAT = £192 , Any sedation if required is chargeable (unlikely to be needed )
OFFER 4 GASTROSCOPY at clinic £150 incl vat , not included ; sedation and overnite stay if required as need to be well starved speak to our head nurse Claire for more details
OFFER 5 LAMINITIS INVESTIGATION
Xrays of front feet (one lateral of each) plus blood test for ACTH or insulin. £160 incl vat NOT INCLUDED ; sedation if needed , visit if needed (not available on ZV) , glucose if doing insulin
Summer Holiday Offer 1 ……Worm egg counts half price when combined with a zone visit with a vaccine.
We are trying to encourage people to do worm egg counts a few times a year and only worm the 2 out of ten horses that actually need to be wormed ! So until the 5th of September we are offering a half price WEC when you have a vaccine done on a zone visit. We will also text you when your next WEC is due or alternatively tell you what wormer to use .
Zone visit (0-10 miles ) ….£12
Worm egg count including 50% discount…£6.30
Summer Holiday Offer 2
Free* sedation for dentistry (performed by us!) when combined with a zone visit.
All vets and equine dental dental technicians do a better job when a small amount of sedation is given prior to the teeth being done..the very back teeth are almost inaccessible in an unsedated horse ; this can lead to hooks and ramps appearing. We want to demonstrate how the use of mild sedation decreases the stress for both horse and owner (and vet) so why not try it for free !!
Zone visit (0-10miles ) ………..£12
Routine teeth rasp and oral exam…£46
Set amount of sedation *…………£0
* both offers must be mentioned at the time of booking and includes up to 0.4ml of detomidine which is enough for most horses, any extra will be chargeable, so if you have one that is an elephant (!) or very, very difficult to do some extra (chargeable) sedation may be needed.
Lots has happened since we last updated this; our excuse is that we were having a new website built that works on mobiles as well as computers!
Happy Christmas to all our valued clients!
Elspeth has been awarded a new qualification, well done from us all!
Robert Walsh our senior clinic vet has been awarded a post graduate qualification with honours by Dublin University Veterinary School in Equine Sports Medicine.
We are part of KBHH (Keeping Britain's Horses Healthy) a nationwide campaign that about fifty vets have pledged to support over the next year
We have had a busy start to the year and are doing a lot of vettings so maybe things are picking up in the horse market again?