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Equine FAQs

Learn some of the ways in which we can help care you look after your hold from birth through to old age.

My horse needs veterinary treatment .....

We operate a 24 hour emergency service 365 days a year. Just call the surgery and we will advise you of the next step.

What about my horse's teeth ....

Horses should have an annual dental check.  Your vet can do at the same time as vaccinations.  If you notice any problems with eating, weight loss or bitting, then call us straigh away.

When does my horse need a vaccine?

We recommend that all horses are vaccinated against Tetanus.  In addition any horses that mix with other horses at shows, events and competitions should also be vaccinated against equine flu every year.

Which wormer should I use for my horse?

This can depend on a number of factors, such as: the time of year, where the horse lives and results of a faecal worm egg count.  Please contact the surgery for advice.

When does the vet need to see my horse's passport?

Ideally every time they see the horse! Specifically we are required to record in the passport all vaccinations and medicines at the time that they are administered.

I've read a lot about Cushing's disease recently.  How do I know if my horse might have it?

Symptoms include a long hair coat, increased thirst and weight loss.  A blood test is needed to confirm the diagnosis.  Please contact the surgery if you are concerned.

My horse needs a specialist .....

There are several specialist practices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow areas. We are happy to arrange referral of any case provided your horse is fit to travel. Feel free to discuss referral with the vet who has been dealing with your case.

Donald S McGregor & Partners Ltd is a company registered in Scotland SC495194 | Registered Address: Veterinary Surgery, Janet Street, Thurso, KW14 7EG