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Spring offers 2022 Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions  Offers Spring 2022 , we have two offers this Spring see above for what’s included and prices ; terms and conditions below …..

All offers must be paid for on the day, HHP clients may claim and extra 10% off.

In relation to the laminitis offer , we may advise blood sampling to assess ACTH/ Insulin and or adiponectin. Taking a blood sample is included in the offer but lab fees will be payable with a 25% discount; the type of tests depends on the type and age of horse so an old slim thoroughbred may need ACTH to check for cushings and a young native breed may need insulin levels . An old native type may need both ! On some occasions we may need you to give your horse karolyte syrup prior to testing and if this is the case we will do this once we arrive and prior to xrays being taken. We can weigh your horses at the clinic on our scales but if the examination is to take place at your yard we will use a weigh tape instead and teach you how to do this for future tracking.

In relation to the pre competition offer we prefer to see your horse ridden in a manege and are happy to do this at the clinic if need be.

 

 

 

Launching this Autumn 2021 – Horse Health Club

 Horse Health Club

The Horse Health Programme is a preventive healthcare plan which is suitable for all horses, ponies and donkeys. Our competitively priced health plan includes more products and services than any other national scheme and can save you over £150* on veterinary care. For just £11.99 per month, our health plan has been carefully designed with the cost conscious owner in mind enabling you to budget for your horse’s care by spreading the cost of preventive health treatments over 12 months. The programme offers further discounts including 10% off all veterinary treatments and 20% off selected lifetime care medicines.

Cutting the cost of veterinary care

Why should you join?

  • To save around £150* per year on veterinary bills
  • To spread the cost of preventative care
  • To include core annual treatments in one care plan paying over 12 months
  • To save 20% on lifetime care drugs and 10% on all products and services
  • To get your vet’s advice on worming and best practice

You can receive these great benefits when you join the Horse Health Programme:

  • 10% off all veterinary treatment
  • Annual flu and tetanus vaccination
  • Annual health check
  • Dental check with routine floating including sedation if required
  • Four faecal worm egg counts
  • Autumn tapeworm saliva test with autumn wormer as required
  • Multi-horse discount (£1 per month) for additional horses
  • 20% discount on lifetime care medicines

Give us a call today to sign up or speak to one of our vets. For more information about the Horse Health Programme, visit: www.horsehealthprogramme.co.uk

*Sample savings based on the cost of purchasing these goods and services separately (based on average prices charged across a sample of 12 CVS equine practices) would result in an average annual savings in excess of £150. Benefits, costs and savings vary depending on the weight of your horse. Benefits received under the Horse Health Programme include: annual flu and tetanus vaccination, 20% off selected lifetime care medicines, 10% off all veterinary treatment, dental check with routine floating including sedation if required, four faecal worm egg counts, annual autumn tapeworm saliva test plus autumn wormer where required, multi horse discount of £1 per month for each additional horse plus annual health check.

 

Summer offers 2021 Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for our Summer offers July 1st 2021 to July 31st 2021,

Offer 1 – Free* sedation for dentistry (performed by us!) if five vaccines and or teeth are booked at the same yard ( any combination )

Lots of people are overdue on their vaccines and teeth due to the pandemic so why not get together with the other people on your yard to have teeth and vaccines done ? When you book five or more vaccines or teeth not only can you save on shared visit fees we will also do the sedation for free . All vets and equine dental dental technicians do a better job when a small amount of sedation is given prior to the teeth being done..the very back teeth are almost inaccessible in an unsedated horse; this can lead to hooks and ramps appearing. We want to demonstrate how the use of mild sedation decreases the stress for both horse and owner (and vet) so why not try it for free !!

*offer must be mentioned at the time of booking and includes up to 0.5ml of detomidine, or 0.3 Dom/0.6 Torb which is enough for most horses, any extra will be chargeable, so if you have one that is an elephant (!) or really difficult to do some extra (chargeable) sedation may be needed.

Offer 2 Laminitis risk check including front feet xrays and blood samples for ACTH/ insulin / adiponectin as required

At our clinic or your yard ; radiograph both front feet to assess any rotation / sinking / length of toes and also blood sample to assess insulin / ACTH as indicated by type of pony . As an example in an old native pony we would X-ray both front feet then take a blood sample to test for cushings disease ( PPID) and insulin resistance , we would need you to give us a rough estimate of weight of the pony so we could dispense Karolyte prior to the insulin blood sample 45ml per 100kg . This is given first thing in the morning on a semi empty stomach using a dosing syringe and the blood taken 60-90 minutes later . There are a range of blood tests that may be useful according to the type of pony/ horse and we will discuss this with you when booking / seeing the horse ; so in this example the pony needs ACTH and Insulin and therefore including xrays the cost would normally be £370.00 with the £150 discount this would be £220 payable at the time visit/sedation or extra views requested will be charged on top

Offer 3 Free lump and bump check at clinic and 25% off laser surgery

Come in to either Ullenhall or Romsley for a free lump check , please make an appointment ; we can then discuss if any treatments are available. If laser removal is indicated this is 25% cheaper in July if paid for on collection. The free examination is only available either at the one of our offices or if done while we are at your yard doing vaccines/ teeth / treating something else. If you want us to come to your yard solely to examine a lump/bump and nothing else we will charge the appropriate visit fee and a half price examination ; if this then results in treatment we can refund the half price examination.

Offer 4- Gastroscopy clinic every Friday in July at Ullenhall £125

We diagnose ulcers more and more as a cause of behavioural problems, girthing problems and poor body condition throughout the year. They are very treatable now but it is essential to find out what type of ulcers are there to give the correct treatment . This is often done as part of a poor performance examination. The £125 must be paid on the day and includes sedation but not livery if required .

WINTER OFFERS 2018/2019

Terms and conditions for our winter offers Dec 12th 2018 -Feb 28th 2019,

Offer 1 – Free* sedation for dentistry (performed by us!)
All vets and equine dental dental technicians do a better job when a small amount of sedation is given prior to the teeth being done..the very back teeth are almost inaccessible in an unsedated horse; this can lead to hooks and ramps appearing. We want to demonstrate how the use of mild sedation decreases the stress for both horse and owner (and vet) so why not try it for free !!

* offer must be mentioned at the time of booking and includes up to 0.5ml of detomidine, or 0.3 Dom/0.6 Torb which is enough for most horses, any extra will be chargeable, so if you have one that is an elephant (!) or very, very difficult to do some extra (chargeable) sedation may be needed.

OFFER 2 ….SILVER OR GOLD MOT
SILVER….full examination ; eyes , heart , lungs , soundness , skin and any other worries. Dental examination and routine rasp plus light sedation (up to 0.5ml domo included). Full written report with wellness plan for the next year posted or emailed .
NB Any top ups of sedation  , any non-routine dental work and a visit if required (or ZV ) are chargeable. £85 incl vat
GOLD as above plus routine blood screen  (biochemistry and haematology basic)
£125 incl vat

OFFER 3… £200 incl vat off laser sarcoid or melanoma removal….this is usually about £700 if done standing or £1000 if under anaesthetic but we are happy to discount by £200 if you are happy to pay in full on collection This needs to be done at the clinic.

OFFER 4 …XRAY BACK AT CLINIC Usually £260 plus sedation  , we are happy to do this for £150 at the clinic only  , includes up to 4 xrays but sedation is on top of this.

All offers must be paid for at the time of work being done  and must be mentioned at the time of booking

Winter Offers – Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions for our winter offers Dec 12th -Feb 28th 2019,

Offer 1 – Free* sedation for dentistry (performed by us!)
All vets and equine dental dental technicians do a better job when a small amount of sedation is given prior to the teeth being done..the very back teeth are almost inaccessible in an unsedated horse; this can lead to hooks and ramps appearing. We want to demonstrate how the use of mild sedation decreases the stress for both horse and owner (and vet) so why not try it for free !!

* offer must be mentioned at the time of booking and includes up to 0.5ml of detomidine, or 0.3 Dom/0.6 Torb which is enough for most horses, any extra will be chargeable, so if you have one that is an elephant (!) or very, very difficult to do some extra (chargeable) sedation may be needed.

OFFER 2 ….SILVER OR GOLD MOT
SILVER….full examination ; eyes , heart , lungs , soundness , skin and any other worries. Dental examination and routine rasp plus light sedation (up to 0.5ml domo included). Full written report with wellness plan for the next year posted or emailed .
NB Any top ups of sedation  , any non-routine dental work and a visit if required (or ZV ) are chargeable. £85 incl vat
GOLD as above plus routine blood screen  (biochemistry and haematology basic)
£125 incl vat

OFFER 3… £200 incl vat off laser sarcoid or melanoma removal….this is usually about £700 if done standing or £1000 if under anaesthetic but we are happy to discount by £200 if you are happy to pay in full on collection This needs to be done at the clinic.

OFFER 4 …XRAY BACK AT CLINIC Usually £260 plus sedation  , we are happy to do this for £150 at the clinic only  , includes up to 4 xrays but sedation is on top of this.

All offers must be paid for at the time of work being done  and must be mentioned at the time of booking

Vaccine restart amnesty Winter 2017/2018

Aimed at horses whose vaccines have lapsed (ie not a first course !)
If you have the first and second vaccine done between now and the end of February 2018 the second vaccine will be free (either flu/tet or flu only or tet only ) . Visit charges will still apply . The usual course is one now , one a month later , then a third one 6 months after that. Please ring for more info. Only applies to Prequenza and Equilis brands.

Client Evening 30th March 8pm , Ullenhall Village Hall

Should I call the physio or the vet ???
A talk by Robert Walsh MRCVS and Gaby Kerfoot BVSc of particular interest to owners of competition horses.

Tickets from the clinic £5 to include wine/soft drink from the clinic.

 

GABY KERFOOT BSc (Hons) FIRVAP  Gaby runs a successful rehabilitation centre in Cheshire which other physios refer to ; it offers both in patient programs and regular out patient clinics.  She specialises in assisting veterinary surgeons to diagnose subtle performance issues in high end competition horses as well as leisure horses with behavioural issues and problems.  Problems such as proximal suspensory lesions, back problems – kissing spines, facet joint and sacroiliac abnormalities, tendon injuries and wounds 

Robert Walsh

MVB MRCVS Grad Cert ESM (UCD) Advanced Practitioner In Equine Practice

Robert is the senior clinic vet, he qualified from Dublin Vet School and since then has worked in Australia, Ireland and then in the Cotswolds prior to setting up the clinic in 1999.

He works with many high level dressage , show jumping and racehorses but is equally happy to see low level competition horses with performance issues .

Robert has a special interest in investigation of performance problems and was recently awarded a certificate with honours in Equine Sports Medicine from Dublin University.