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Loch Leven Equine Practice

Services

  • Routine Health Checks which can include the practice’s Annual Health Plan
  • Dental work includes routine teeth rasping , motorised dremel work (see 'equipment' below) and molar and wolf teeth extractions
  • Vaccinations, micro-chipping and passport ID’s
  • Pre-Purchase Examinations (Vettings)
  • Lameness examinations including nerve and joint blocks, managing laminitis, joint medications and all other conditions associated with lameness
  • Equine dental health
  • Stud work including pregnancy scanning, swabbing of
  • mares and stallions and AI with both chilled and frozen semen, click here for more information
  • Geriatric care for your elderly horse or pony
  • Evaluation and treatment
  • of skin conditions
  • Digital Radiography (see below)
  • Ultrasound scanning of tendons, joints, pelvis’and abdomens
  • Routine surgical procedures including castrations both standing under sedation and knock down castrations under anaesthetic, removal of lumps, sarcoid treatments and sinus operations
  • Surgery under general anesthetic
  • Respiratory examinations with an endoscope including tracheal washes and guttural pouch examinations
  • Investigations into ongoing colic cases, weight loss and general poor performance
  • Laboratory tests are offered for all conditions
  • In-practice worm egg counts with tailored worming advice
  • Healthy Horse Club
  • New Clipping Service for those horses requiring sedation to be clipped safely
  • Weigh-in clinics
  • Client education evenings
  • Bi-annual newsletter
  • Interactive facebook page

If there is anything else that your horse or pony requires please ask - the above list is not exhaustive.

Equipment

Mobile horse x-rayMobile Digital X-ray
Our Digital system is a Direct-Reading machine, the images appearing on the screen after only a few seconds. There is no intermediate step or processing required. Most importantly the quality of the images is significantly better than the conventional film x-rays.

It is no coincidence that the Universities and top equine practices now all have Digital Radiography.
It is also beneficial to be able to take these X-Rays at your stables, where your horse is more relaxed. This is particularly important if there is concern of a serious fracture, or a bad case of laminitis. In both of these cases, the last thing that your horse needs is an uncomfortable and potentially damaging journey. Our machine has revolutionised the way in which we work with x-rays, with the ultimate aim being to provide you as clients with the best possible service.

Click here for our gallery of x-ray images.

Equine Digital ultrasound

Excellent quality Digital Ultrasound machine for scanning tendons. We also have an additional probe for abdominal and pelvic scans

Rectal Scanner for stud work

Endoscopes of varying width and length for respiratory problems, guttural pouch and sinus problems

Motorised dremel for the more serious teeth conditions, handheld rasps and molar and wolf teeth extractors allow us to undertake the majority dental extractions and corrections. All of our dental work includes the use of a Houseman’s Gag to safely open your horse’s mouth.


Practice Standards Scheme

Horse owners always want to ensure their animals recieve the best possible care from their vets, but how can they be sure? The RCVS ensures that all vets are properly qualified and fit to practise but by registering with the voluntary Practice Standards Scheme, practices have to adhere to and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. We decided that to keep improving our service to our clients and give them piece of mind we should register to join the scheme.

We are delighted to say that we have passed our inspection and are now a Tier 1 Accredited Practice. The inspector was extremely complimentary and in his report wrote, “The chairman noted the comments that the Practice was extremely well run and the standards of knowledge and care of equines was second to none. The Inspector wished to thank Mrs Somerville for the time and effort she had spent preparing for the inspection and was particularly grateful for the faultless presentation of the paperwork.”

 

Second Opinions and Referrals
We are happy to examine horses and ponies on a second opinion basis and are able to provide a referral equine service to vets in our area.
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Loch Leven Equine Practice
South Kilduff Farm
Kinross KY13 0PN
Tel: 01577 840022