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Milbourn Equine NEW Healthcare Plans

At Milbourn Equine we want to help you give your horse or pony the best care possible. We know that prevention is better than cure and want to make this approach as simple and convenient for you as we can.

Health Plans are not insurance, instead they provide regular checks along with preventative medication to keep your horse’s day to day health in the best possible condition.

As part of our commitment to your horse’s wellbeing we offer more convenient monthly payments and as a reward for your commitment to preventative care, we also give you discounts on selected treatments and products. Our plan is available for horses, ponies or donkeys from any age.

You can also pop in to your local branch, speak to your vet or give us a call and a member of our team will be happy to discuss the details of the plan further.

*NOW INCLUDES FREE INSURANCE FORM COMPLETION*

All of our Milbourn Equine Healthcare Plans provide your horse with:

  • Annual health check to include weight check and trot up assessment for lameness
  • Annual Zone Visit
  • Dental check and routine rasp including sedation (one per year)
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Tetanus vaccination every 2 years
  • 25% off worm egg counts (Essentials plan only)
  • Free insurance form completion

Additional benefits of our Extended Plan:

  • Tailored worming advice, 4 worm egg counts (per year)
  • Equisal tapeworm test (saliva) and 10% discount on wormers required
  • One ACTH monitoring test and blood sample per year
  • 10% off Milbourn supplements and fly repellents
  • 10% off lifetime care medication

*(The above discounts can not be used in conjunction with other offers)

March Is Tapeworm Testing Time For Your Horse

Milbourn Equine recommend worming against tapeworm in March and September. 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 now 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

What’s on your horse’s Christmas list?

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

Don’t Forget My Teeth! 

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!

September Is The Time To Test For Tapeworm!

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.
consumer-advert-for-stockist-2The 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