• Ashbrook Equine Hospital

                                                

    At Ashbrook Equine Hospital, we have a purpose built facility that has been designed to meet requirements of a modern, busy equine hospital.

    We have changed the reception area and now have a newly modernised, welcoming reception area where clients can await consultations.  We also have a private office where cases can be discussed in confidence if you wish. 

    Our yard has 16 stables.  The stables have rubber floors and are bedded with shavings in order to maintain the best air quality for horses' respiratory systems.  The main yard has 2 stables that are fully monitored by CCTV and have facilities for dripping horses.  These stables are usually reserved for critically ill horses. 

    We also have an isolation stable which can be used for infectious cases.  This is set well away from the main stables and has a double door system to prevent spread of infection. 

    We also have multiple paddocks that can be used for cases that require some turnout time or for visiting brood mares and foals. 

    Lameness examinations are carried out on the non-slip concrete trot up path and the non-slip lunge area.  If necessary, we can also see horses ridden on grass or, with prior arrangement, on a school surface. 

    We have a very well equipped diagnostic suite and full surgical facilities.  These are used for routine and emergency investigations and surgical treatments. 

    We have 2 sets of stocks - one set are used for dental treatments and other procedures, the other set are used for reproductive work.  The reproductive stocks have a small holding pen beside them.  This can be used for companion horses so the mare being examined is as calm as possible during the examination. 

    Ian Hughes, remedial farrier, works from our purpose built, rubber lined forge every Friday.  We also have a dummy mare in this area which is used during the reproductive season for semen collection from visiting stallions.  The forge also provides a third examination area during extremely busy times. 

    Mark Windsor, manipulative therapist, also visits Ashbrook EquineHospital every Friday and runs clinics for clients and visiting horses.