Gastroscopy Clinics 2019

Upcoming gastroscopy clinics running throughout March 2019!
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 the month of March, we will be offering one week’s free treatment for any horse diagnosed with equine gastric ulcers following gastroscopy.

To book your horse in today, please phone us on 01622 737884.

Gastroscopy - the only reliable method to identify equine gastric ulcers






Influenza Outbreak 2019

Moving forward from our post earlier in January on recent flu (Influenza) outbreaks, the Animal Health Trust has alerted us to recent outbreaks of Equine Influenza. Please see below the latest report from the Animal Health Trust on the most recent outbreaks. The BHA has cancelled British racing today (7th February 2019) due to more horses testing positive.

Please follow this link to the latest on BBC Sport:
You can find more information on our website and on our Information sheets for owners:

Equine Influenza

Please check your horse’s vaccination status and ensure that they are up to date with their vaccinations. Whilst annual vaccination should protect the majority of horses, certain individuals at higher risk may benefit from additional boosters.
Please feel free to ring and discuss your horse’s risk with one of our vets. If you are concerned, or notice your horse has a cough, elevated temperature or nasal discharge, please ring and speak to one of our vets immediately.






Pre-Season Checklist

Are you excited to start preparing for the next season? Do you want to ensure your horse is fit, well and ready to get out there? We have put together a Pre-Season Health assessment to give you peace of mind that your horse is ready and well. This is at a vastly discounted rate of £150 (worth over £350). It includes a full health assessment, gastroscopy (including sedation) and dynamic orthopaedic assessment. It also includes a 10% discount off all supplements to keep your horse in tiptop condition. Ring the clinic on 01622 737884 to chat through this with a vet or book in your assessment with our reception team.






Moving Yards - Strangles Blood Test Information

If you are moving yards and have been asked to test your horse for strangles prior to movement, please read this useful information on what to do and how to interpret results.

Testing for Strangles prior to moving to a new yard

Free ACTH Lab Fees

Free Cushing’s laboratory fees are back! Offer runs until the 31st October and applies to horses and ponies that have not previously been diagnosed with Cushings disease. Blood sampling and postage fees still apply and blood sampling can be booked in under our free zone visit scheme. To download your voucher code please visit

Dental Clinics 2017

This summer sees the launch of our weekly dental clinics.  Promoting the importance of routine dentistry, these clinics are run on Wednesday mornings at the hospital. The clinics provide a thorough dental examination with sedation, the use of a dental endoscope and dental mirrors and routine dental rasping. Price is £60 per horse/pony.






BEVA Approved AI

A new breeding season is upon us, and we wanted to let you know that Newnham Court Equine Clinic has been approved by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) to be entered on the Approved AI (artificial insemination) list for fresh, chilled and frozen semen. This list will be published in the early March Sports Breeding issue of Horse and Hound. All of our vets have attended AI courses and are extremely experienced in managing the mare. If you would like to discuss AI packages, please speak to Katie Snalune on 01622 737884 or email us at