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Production

Our veterinarians can assist with improving herd and flock production through identifying diseases, improving animal husbandry practices, and offering diagnostic services to assist with management decisions.
Equine

Scanning

Scanning mares can be performed at our Manilla Clinic with the use of our horse crush and portable ultrasound scanner, or on farm if a horse crush is present.

Scanning mares can help to identify ovulation, optimal timing of AI or mating, and detection of pregnancies.
It is recommended to get three pregnancy scans throughout each pregnancy at:

14 - 15 days

After AI, or covering, to identify a pregnancy or eliminate twins

21 days

To ensure that the pregnancy has implanted onto the uterus

30 days

To identify a viable heart beat

Pre-purchase Examinations

A pre-purchase veterinary exam can assist a buyer to make decisions on how well the horse for sale will suit their riding needs by providing valuable veterinary information on:

Conformation
Soundness
Dental examination
General health and wellbeing

Your veterinarian will undertake a thorough lameness examination, clinical examination and dental examination to determine if there are any concerns that a buyer should know about prior to purchase.

It can help to give peace of mind that the horse is fit, sound and will suit the buyers’ chosen riding disciplines.

Dental

Equine dentistry is a key tool to use for any sized horse to ensure that they have a pain-free mouth, can use their teeth to grind their feed effectively, reduce feed waste, and will tolerate the bit while riding.

With 95% of horses over 15 years of age having periodontal disease, it is clear that many horses are in need of a veterinary dental exam and floating of teeth.

It is recommended that a veterinary dental be performed at least every 12 months to limit teeth problems progressing into painful dental issues.

Your horse will likely require a dental examination if they:

  • Toss their head
  • Drop feed out of their mouths
  • Mouth the bit
  • Have any oral or nasal discharges
  • Have facial or jaw swellings
  • Lose weight
  • Have unexplained diarrhoea
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