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Equine Services

Find out about equine services

We undertake all aspects of first opinion equine work including vaccination, pre-purchase examination (vetting), dental care, and general health care. We also handle emergency call-outs, 24 hours a day.

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Equine vet services we offer:

  • Vaccinations
  • Dentistry
  • Fertility work
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Lameness work-ups
  • Vettings
  • Laminitis
  • Castrations
  • Microchipping & horse passports
  • Worming advice
  • Laboratory work in house & external
  • Endoscopy
  • Equine emergencies

Pre Purchase Examinations (PPE)

A full 5-stage examination is necessary to declare a horse 'sound' and insurers expect to see such a certificate if they are covering for veterinary fees or if the value of the horse is high. This examination assesses heart and lungs, gait and flexion tests, a period of strenuous exercise and a further examination following rest and a full foot exam. Just as a surveyor inspects a house before it is bought, we recommend that a horse be thoroughly examined before purchase.

Some purchasers only require the shorter 2 stage examination which is thorough but limited in scope, and it is not possible to assess adequately the heart, respiratory system and limbs. We will however perform whichever examination the purchaser requests. Please contact the surgery for more details or to book a PPE.

Practice information

Taunton

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    08:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01823 333 722
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Find us here:

Wellington New Rd Taunton Somerset TA1 5LU
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01823 333 722

Wiveliscombe

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 12:30pm/2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 12:30pm/2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 12:30pm/2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 12:30pm/2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 12:30pm/2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Sat
    Closed
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01823 333 722
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Find us here:

The Old Warehouse Ford Road Wiveliscombe TA4 2RE
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01823 333 722