Whether your animals are purely for pleasure, working or competition at any level, our equine team have a wealth of experience and knowledge to provide you and your horse with the very best advice, whatever your chosen discipline.
Vetting a horse is an important part of the purchasing process to assess the horse’s current and likely future fitness for intended purpose. A thorough examination will take place, assessing aspects of a veterinary nature that have the potential to affect the horse’s suitability for intended use.
It is important and hugely beneficial for your horse to maintain a high standard of dental health for their comfort and performance. Using a vet to do this provides many benefits as we already know your horse. Depending on the diagnosis we can then prescribe and treat accordingly.
Farriery and foot balance
Here at Newdigate Vets we work very closely with farriers to ensure the best care for your horse or pony. We believe that regular visits from your farrier are as important as regular vaccinations or worming. The farriers take a close and detailed look at the hoof and can identify any potential problems that are likely to occur and work to prevent them.
Lameness and poor performance investigation
As horse owners there may be times when we feel our animals may not be quite right. Some cases are more obvious than others and we pride ourselves on taking the time to thoroughly investigate all aspects of your horse’s movement. We prefer to have your horse in to stay as an inpatient so we can accurately observe and monitor them with our entire equipment close by. .
We are fortunate enough to have state of the art equipment enabling us to take images either here at Barings Field Farm or at your own yard. We are able to look at these instantly and also take the time to look in more depth at the surgery.
This is an efficient and effective method of bone and joint diagnosis. We have the flexibility to bring our own equipment that we can bring to you, or you can bring your horse here to have images taken in our clinical area at Barings Field Farm.
A safe and non-invasive technique used for evaluating soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, tendon sheaths, bursae, muscles and blood vessels. It is also very useful on joints and bone surfaces, particularly areas which are hard to radiography i.e. pelvis and ribs. It is the standard method of imaging for the examination of the reproductive tract in breeding mares.
Health checks and preventative care
Geriatric horse and donkey care
At Newdigate Vets we take the health of all horses very seriously and do as much as we can to promote and prolong a happy and healthy life, whatever their discipline may be. Viki Edmondson has a real interest in ageing animals, horses in particular, and we work with owners through every step of your horse’s care helping them to be as comfortable as possible.
We have a knowledgeable, experienced and caring team here at Barings Field Farm to cater for your horse’s every need should they require accommodation during their treatment.Whether you are popping in for a vaccination, your horse is staying for a prolonged period during treatment, or you have to come for an emergency, we accommodate each horse like the individual they are and give them first class treatment.
Vaccinations and worming advice
At Newdigate Vets we believe that we give our animals the best chances possible when it comes to fighting infections and diseases. This is why vaccinating your animals is an important part of maintaining their health.
Passports and ID chipping
All horses and donkeys must now have a passport by law and to apply for a passport all horses and donkeys must have an ID chip. As from 1st July 2009 it is an offence for a keeper with primary care responsibilities, e.g. full livery yards, breeders, trainers, transporters, to keep a horse that hasn’t been issued with a passport.
Breeding and artificial insemination
End of life assistance
We provide our own out of hours service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including all bank holidays. Our own vets provide the ‘on call’ support which means that if you do require veterinary assistance then your animals already know us, and all their clinical records are readily available. These are two factors which are really beneficial when dealing with an emergency.