Equine Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register with Park Equine?
How do I book an appointment?
Clients are then requested to telephone the office (equine reception) between 08:30 and 08:45 the day of the confirmed visit to find out what time the vet will be attending (usually a 1 hour window). For more information please click here.
Do you offer appointments at weekends?
What area do you cover?
How do I open an account?
How do I make an insurance claim?
Then the form is sent to us for the vet to fill out the relevant sections before being returned to you to check and submit. For more information on insurance please click here.
How do I order repeat medication?
Please note if the horse has not been seen within the last six months you will be asked to book in for a check-up as we cannot prescribe drugs to horses not seen within this time scale. There is also a facility to place requests – click here.
How do I arrange for my horse to be castrated?
How do I arrange an x-ray or ultrasound?
If radiographs are being carried out in order to obtain insurance cover we recommend that purchase is delayed until the insurance company has responded. For more information on these diagnostic procedures see our information sheets – click here
What is covered in a pre-purchase examination?
Finally the horse is trotted up again to check for any issues made evident through exercise. For more information on pre-purchase vetting please see our information sheets – click here
How do I get a faecal worm egg count done?
Please make sure your contact details held at the surgery are correct. For more information on worming please see our information sheet – click here
Can I ride my horse on the day it is vaccinated?
How important is my horse's vaccination anniversary?
The guidelines for equine influenza vaccinations state that a horse must have an initial course of three vaccinations. After the initial vaccination the second can be booked to take place usually after 4 weeks the third is then given after a following month period. Thereafter annual boosters must be given either on the anniversary date or before.
Tetanus vaccinations are similar in that the second is done 4 weeks after the first however the third takes place 17 months after the second and then it defers to a booster taking place every other year. If you have missed the anniversary of your horse’s booster then please call the surgery on 01923 229300 to discuss your options.
Some equine regulation bodies will allow a variation of these times in order to compete (21-92 days from first to second vaccination and 150-215 days from second to third vaccine) however, as a practice, we advise following the datasheet recommendations of the vaccination company.
For more information on equine vaccinations please see our information sheet – click here.
Do you offer equine work experience placements?
Enquiries for availability of extra mural studies (EMS) for veterinary students can be booked by calling 01923 223321.
The procedure for equine experience is the same, please contact the equine department at the start of your EMS and we will try to accommodate you for some of your stay.