Equine Vettings Pre-purchase examinations of a horse on behalf of a purchaser are, understandably, more commonly referred to as vettings. To “vet” is to “make a careful examination” and at The Barn Equine Surgery we are proud to do just that for both local clients and...

Diagnostic Imaging Scintigraphy (Bone Scanning) Brand new in 2018, our state of the art Scintigraphy machine is used for Bone Scans, which allows diagnosis of difficult to isolate causes of lameness and poor performance often related to back or hind limb problems which cannot be diagnosed by...

Equine Fertility Artificial Insemination (AI) can be carried out using fresh, chilled or frozen semen. (Fresh semen AI is usually carried out on the stallion stud and is not discussed further) AI using chilled semen can be carried out at home or at the surgery.  For...

Lameness & Orthopaedics An initial assessment in the field is backed up by the use of nerve blocks, x–rays and diagnostic ultrasound to accurately diagnose the problem. Examinations of the horse in hand, lunged and ridden, can be done at the surgery to aid diagnosis. Surgical...

Surgical Care Some surgical procedures are performed standing using modern sedative infusions and local anaesthetics, however many require general anaesthesia, and our surgical and in-patient facilities enable us to perform both elective and emergency surgeries.Operations include 'closed' castrations, 'rig' operations, arthoscopy for joint disease, eye operations...

Medical Investigations At the Barn Equine Surgery, we have state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated examination area to allow us to work up medical cases. Medical conditions encompass all nonsurgical diseases that affect the internal organs, which we can diagnose, treat and sometimes prevent. Medical conditions include:Colic Gastric...