Services

Our veterinarians offer an ambulatory equine service 24 hours 7 days a week to horses across South Gippsland and the Bass Coast. Alternately horses can be brought into the Livestock and Equine Centre at Leongatha to make use of our equine facilities and equipment without the additional cost of a property visit.

We are well equipped to deal with all equine emergencies including:

  • Colic
  • Choke
  • Wounds
  • Sick horses/donkeys
  • Lameness
  • Foalings and sick foals

For more information on our equine services or to book an appointment for your horse, please call us on (03) 5662 2251 ext 2.

Preventative Health Care

With advances in equine medicine and increasing client awareness of preventative health care of their horses, we manage more than just emergencies. We offer a range of preventative health care, reproductive and supplementary services:

  • Annual health checks, vaccination eg Hendra, tetanus, strangles
  • Dental – examination, floating and extractions under sedation
  • Microchipping, Aust. Stud Book DNA sampling and ID
  • Routine surgeries – castrations, hernia repair, lump removals
  • Reproduction
    • AI – chilled and frozen
    • Pregnancy diagnosis and twin reduction
    • Semen collection from trained stallions for chilled AI
    • Post foaling checks of mares and foals
  • Supplementary services
    • chiropractics and acupuncture (Mon-Tues)
    • clipping (at LEC)
  • Client education – we regularly hold free client education seminars at our Livestock and Equine Centre

For more information on our equine services or to book an appointment for your horse, please call us on (03) 5662 2251 ext 2.

Facilities

To ensure the safety of our veterinarians and your horses, we offer a purpose built equine clinic in Leongatha. Facilities at the Livestock and Equine Centre (LEC) include:

  • Stables – IV fluid administration; medical management of sick horses; confinement for wound management
  • Equine crush – restraint for reproductive procedures – AI, flushing mares, removal of membranes
  • Dummy mare – collection of semen from trained stallions
  • Day yards – secure location for you to leave your horse while awaiting procedures; ability to fast for gastroscopy
  • Round yard – anaesthesia; lameness examinations
  • Small paddocks – agistment for AI and horses requiring ongoing medication/management

Diagnostics

In order to offer the most accurate diagnosis of your horse’s medical or physical issue, we have an extensive range of diagnostic equipment:

  • Portable digital xray – wireless plate with portable view station for immediate image production
  • Portable ultrasound – reproductive scans, chest and abdominal ultrasound, tendon/muscle scans
  • Endoscope (at LEC) – respiratory endoscopy, gastroscopy for stomach ulcers
  • Blood profiles – option of in house bloods for quick turn around of results in sick animals
  • In house IgG analysis – to assess transfer of antibodies in young foals.

For more information on our equine facilities or to book an appointment for your horse, please call us on (03) 5662 2251 ext 2.

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