Gastric Ulcer Awareness Month – October

Upcoming gastroscopy clinic!

The only way to definitively diagnose equine gastric ulcers is by gastroscopy.

What is gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy is the diagnostic test that involves passing a flexible camera down the horse’s oesophagus and into the stomach.  This allows us to see the inside of the horse’s stomach and look for any signs of ulcers.

  • Horses are sedated to reduce anxiety and stress
  • Takes around 15 – 20 minutes
  • Not painful

What are the advantages of gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy is the only diagnostic test available that is definitive for equine gastric ulcers.

  • Reliable and straightforward test
  • Distinguish between squamous and glandular ulcers

It is important to distinguish between squamous and glandular ulcers as the recommended management and treatment is dependent on the location and severity of the ulcers.

Take advantage of our gastroscopy clinic offer!

During our October clinics we will be offering one week’s free treatment for any horse diagnosed with equine gastric ulcers following gastroscopy.

First Timers £150.00 including sedation for horses being scoped for the first time

£200.00 for all other horses

Please note: Any medication or hospitalisation if needed will be extra

Scoping in your yard is also available by appointment – please ring for details

To book your horse in please phone us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Offer throughout September and October – £10 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!

Gastroscope Clinics – Special Offer

Gastroscope Clinics

Milbourn Equine offer twice monthly gastroscope clinics at Benenden and Ashford (Sevington), where you can book in to bring your horse along for a gastroscope at a reduced price.

How do I arrange for my horse to be Gastroscoped?

Gastroscopy can be carried out at our clinics in Ashford (Sevington) and Benenden. Horses must be starved prior to the procedure in order to ensure that the stomach is empty. In order to facilitate this it is possible to have your horse admitted to the clinic the day before the procedure (Ashford clinic only). To arrange an appointment or to discuss your horse’s symptoms with a vet please contact one of the clinics.

If you decide to admit your horse on the day of the procedure you must:

  • Give your horse their last feed at 6pm the night before
  • Stabled on inedible bedding
  • Remove hay and feed bucket after last feed
  • Water must be taken away as early as possible on the morning of the procedure
  • No hay net whilst travelling to the clinic

Please remember to bring your horse’s bridle with you when bringing your horse to the clinic.

  Gastroscopy Information Booklet

Benenden Dates 2018:

  • 6th June
  • 4th July
  • 1st August
  • 29th August
  • 26th September
  • 24th October
  • 21st November
  • 19th December

Sevington Dates 2018:

  • 5th June
  • 3rd July
  • 7th August
  • 4th September
  • 2nd October
  • 6th November
  • 4th December

Clinic Gastroscope Days Special Offer

First Timers £150.00 including sedation for horses being scoped for the first time

£200.00 for all other horses

Please note: Any medication or hospitalisation if needed will be extra

Scoping in your yard is also available by appointment – please ring for details

Milbourn Equine Healthcare Plan

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.

VP3755 Milborn Equine Plan Brochure.inddOur 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.