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Routine Surgery

Our padded knock-down and recovery box means that we can carry out routine surgeries in a safe, controlled environment.

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Surgery has always represented a normal part of our work at The Stables Equine Practice, be it treating wounds and injuries or undertaking routine elective procedures.

The most common elective surgery we perform is the castration of colts. The vast majority of these we perform under sedation and using local anaesthesia. Mostly these are carried out on the home premises and require minimal facilities, a clean bed, hot water, clean buckets and access to clean turnout. If a “closed” castration is required it is performed under general anaesthesia.

It’s always been accepted that as equine vets we will anaesthetise horses “in the field” but obviously this not only carries with it risks, inducing anaesthesia and recovery but is very weather dependent.

Our fully padded “knock-down box” is perfect for routine surgical procedures that require general anaesthetic, ensuring a controlled induction of anaesthesia and safe recovery, at a time that suits everyone and isn’t weather dependent.

Other surgical procedures commonly performed under anaesthesia are;

  • Hernia repairs
  • Neurectomies (denerving)
  • Severe wound treatment/ closure.
  • Lump removals (many removed under local anaesthesia)
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  • “Have been with Stables Equine for several years now. First class vets who are all a pleasure to meet. Would never consider using anyone else!”

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  • “A very friendly, supportive and professional practice. I have been with them and Nicko since 2002 and they have all helped me to keep my horse as healthy as possible.”

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