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EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES

At Intake Vets we are committed to providing the highest standard of equine welfare and care for your horse.

We offer a 24 hour service, 365 days of the year. We operate an ambulatory service based out of Hexham. One of our vets can always come out to you, and we have access to facilities to hospitalize a patient who is in need of critical care.

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Equine Veterinary Services

Our vets have a wealth of experience in working with horses.

We cater for all kinds of horses, whether it be pleasure horses, eventers, showjumpers, point to pointers, broodmares, donkeys, pets or whatever, we are always here to help.

Routine appointments are best booked in advance, from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm. If there are three or more horses to be seen on one yard, there is no charge for the visit! Among our routine care we can offer the following:

We are also fully equipped to deal with emergency situations such as colic, fractures, traumatic wounds and injuries at any time of the day or night.

For general advice and information, please do not hesitate to contact us, or consult our advice sheets below

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Equine advice

Our advice sheets have been carefully designed to include the most up to date information for owners regarding common diseases. Feel free to print them off and keep in your tack room! Please speak to one of our vets if you would like to discuss any of the diseases outlined below.

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Sweet Itch

Sweet itch is a common and difficult problem to deal with. In simple terms sweet itch is a hypersensitivity/ allergic response to bites from the Culicoidies midge. Below is concise checklist of a few things to try to alleviate the symptoms.

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Gelding your Colt

Although a routine procedure, this is a serious operation. Good preparation helps and knowing what to expect will make it easier for you to prepare. Here are a few common questions:

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Castration Aftercare

Castration is a routine surgical procedure, but complications happen and so therefore it must still be taken seriously. It is nearly impossible to predict if a postoperative complication will occur but explained below are the most common ones.

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Rain Scald and Mud Fever

These are essentially the same conditions on different parts of the horse. Both are caused by the same bacterium, Dermatophilus congolensis, which thrives on wet skin.<br>

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Equine Vaccinations

The following vaccinations are available for your horse in the UK: Equine Flu, Tetanus, Equine Herpes Virus Strains 1 & 4, Equine Arteritis Virus, Equine Rotavirus.

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Equine Worming

Much is written about worming and everyone has their opinion. Here is ours! The following tries to give you some basic rules and advice which you can use to design your own worming program.

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

EMS is a disease characterized by a disruption of normal insulin regulation and fat metabolism.

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EQUINE GASTRIC ULCERATION SYNDROME (EGUS)

Gastric ulcers can present in a number of different ways, which can make them quite tricky to diagnose!

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FOALING

Equine foalings can be a stressful time and there are a few key things to look out for. The information here is a brief overview of what to expect prior to and during the foaling process. If you are in any doubt or have any questions don’t hesitate to call your vet.

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