Ashbrook Equine Hospital offers a wide range of yard based and clinic based services.
At the yard, we offer routine and emergency care for your horse, pony or donkey. Routine veterinary work includes vaccinations and dental work. Initial lameness examinations are often performed on the yard, although more complicated problems can then be referred into the Hospital for further investigation. Emergency visits often include colic, wounds and choke. We are able to provide mobile radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy. Please use our fact sheets for further information and advice on these common conditions.
In the clinic, we can do further investigations and more advanced treatments. Internal medicine problems such as weight loss, gastric ulceration, heart and lung problems can be investigated using our high powered, overhead x-ray machine, ultrasound scanner and a variety of endoscopes. We also have a standing MRI unit, enabling us to further investigate complex lamenesses.
Reproduction work and artificial insemination is usually done in the clinic using fresh, chilled or frozen semen.
Our surgical suite and 2 padded anaesthetic knock down/recovery boxes with CCTV monitoring are used for routine and emergency orthopaedic and soft tissue operations. We also have surgical stocks for standing surgery under sedation and local anaesthetic.
Our in-house laboratory allows prompt results from blood tests. We are also able to do worm egg counts and provide a comprehensive worming programme tailored for your individual yard situation.
Our dedicated forge is run by Ian Hughes and his colleague Greg Calvert who provide an exceptional remedial farriery service to support the rehabilitation of horses after poor performance or lameness treatments.