Why not make it our Equine Healthcare Plan. For only £13.50 a month it provides your horse with 2 health checks a year, annual vaccinations and membership to our worming programme. Additional discounts are also available for dental work, worming products and supplements. Our plan allows you the opportunity to spread the cost of your horse’s routine healthcare over the year and will save you money! More info
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Special Offer throughout September and October – £5 Off Dental Rasping
We recommend that all horses undergo a dental examination at least once a year. Some horses such as those expected to perform at a high level and those with specific dental abnormalities might benefit from more frequent examinations.
Our vets have all received full dentistry training during their time at University and are more than happy to carry out dental treatment on your horse. In addition they can also administer drugs such as sedatives, local anaesthetics and pain killer drugs allowing safer more comfortable treatment. Rasping can also be combined with one of our £10 Zone Visits making us very competitively priced as well as additional discounts if your horse is a member of our Equine Healthcare Plan. Why not call us to find out more!
At Milbourn Equine we understand how important to you it is to give your horse or pony the best care possible.
We have developed our Healthcare Plan to allow you to spread the cost of that care through monthly direct debits that are convenient and also secure.
Our Equine Healthcare Plan is not insurance, instead it provides regular health & dental checks, vaccinations and worm egg counts.
Our plan is available for horses,ponies or donkeys from any age. You will also receive a £1.00 discount per month for every additional equine you register.
Extra benefits include discount on selected products or services that you may require for your horse. You will also receive a FREE branded head collar and lead rope on signing up to our plan. Find out more or call your local branch.
Milbourn Equine recommend worming against tapeworm in September and March.
We do strongly advise that we test for tapeworm first to check if worming is required to reduce the development of resistance to the medicines used to treat them.
Testing for tapeworms cannot be done through the standard faecal worm egg count.
Either a blood test or the Equisal Tapeworm saliva test can be used to identify whether your horse has a tapeworm burden.
A blood sample can be taken by your vet to test, a method known as the ELISA or tapeworm antibody test. A horse with a high level of tapeworm infection will produce a large number of antibodies, which can be detected in the blood.
The test indicates a broad level of intensity, rather than tapeworm numbers. The amount of antibodies will indicate whether the burden is low, medium or high.
The Equisal tapeworm saliva test is performed on a swab of saliva taken from the horse’s mouth which is much quicker and less invasive than a blood test. The Equisal test has been shown to have very similar effectiveness as the blood test in detecting the presence of tapeworms.
The procedure is simple and full instructions are provided in the kit which is available from us. A swab is inserted into the mouth where the bit normally goes, then placed into a collection tube which is then posted to the laboratory by the owner for analysis. The result is returned to the practice and your vet will contact you with the result and advice for treatment if required.
To find out more and how to join our Equine Healthcare Plan to receive discounts on your worming treatments, tapeworm testing and membership to our worming programme please see www.milbournequine.co.uk