Equine Equipment

Digital x-ray

Our high quality equine digital radiography system has a wireless plate, which receives the image and sends it to the laptop in seconds where it can be viewed immediately by the vet and owner.

It’s completely portable and can be brought in the car to the horse. The image quality of these new digital systems vastly outperforms more conventional machines. This means we can provide a more accurate diagnosis as well as x-ray parts of the horse such as the back (for kissing spines) at your own yard.

We can now take better x-rays, faster and more cost-effectively.

We also offer a reduced price ‘Laminitis Package’ to enable better management of this painful and common condition. We can email the images to your farrier and advise on management.

Dentistry

At South Moor we are happy to work with BEVA/BAEDT registered Equine Dental Technicians and perform equine dentistry ourselves.

South Moor Equine has a power rasp which is very useful for certain dental conditions or when there are several horses to do at once. When you book your horse in for a dental we will bring routine dental equipment, speculum, light source, head stand, power rasp.

We also have dental burrs, diastema flush, cheek tooth extraction tools and more, but usually only take this more advanced equipment out when required/requested.

In-house laboratory

In our practice laboratories, we can provide same-day haematology and biochemistry testing for your horse. We will also perform faecal worm egg counts ourselves on any sample you provide so you can be happy in the knowledge that any advice you are given is from a vet and not a lay-person. In an emergency, where a joint infection is suspected we can quickly run an in-house white blood cell count and total protein on a sample of the joint fluid and ascertain if the joint is involved or not.

We work closely with several external laboratories so we can send off samples for other sorts of tests to the most appropriate place. Non-emergency or specialist samples are all sent to a specialist equine laboratory by next day delivery.

Ultrasonography

We have a modern, super high quality ultrasound scanner with a specific tendon probe. This means we are no longer looking at grainy, difficult to interpret images, but high resolution, well-defined pictures. Again, this enables us to make more accurate diagnoses and measure smaller, more subtle lesions. Our vets are regularly scanning tendons and have a wealth of experience to draw upon.

We also have specific reproductive scanners for breeding management.

Equine abdominal ultrasound is a specialised procedure, so we work with equine medicine specialists to provide this service at your yard if required.

Endoscopy

We have endoscopes which allow us to examine the inside of the respiratory system and visualise any problems that might be occurring. Our vets routinely perform tracheal washes, broncho-alveolar lavage, guttural pouch investigations and more.

We can organise for gastroscopy at your yard or at a referral centre.

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