* Since Febuary 2019 we are advising that horses, ponies and donkeys are vaccinated every 6 months. *
Equus vets offer a range of routine visits from vaccinations to OAP health checks. We advise owners that their horses should be vaccinated against Equine Influenza and Tetanus. A primary course of Influenza and Tetanus consists of two injections 4-6 weeks apart (jockey club rules 21-92 days) and then a third injection 150-215 days from the second injection. The annual booster is then 365 days from the third injection. They cannot go a day over this annual date. However, at the very least all horses and donkeys should be vaccinated against Tetanus (primary course two injections 4-6wks apart and then bi-annually). We can also vaccinate against Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) & Rotavirus, please contact the office for more details.
At every innoculation the vet carries out a thorough clincal examination and a free dental check if required. Questions on your horses health, diet and worming is always welcomed!
We offer passporting/ identification and microchipping to comply with the new laws. It is now law that all equines have their own passports. A veterinary surgeon is required to fill out the identification form and insert a microchip.There are various different passport agencies that horses can be registered to and all can be found online with instructions on how to apply for one.
The new microchip legislation has been underway since the 1st of October. The requirement is that every horse needs to have a microchip. The legislation has been put in place to have greater protection against theft and to improve equine welfare.
Owners with horses that were born before 30th of June 2009 have until October 2020 to get their horse microchipped. Horses born after this date should already have a microchip.
When buying a horse, we always advise that you have any potential purchases thoroughly evaluated by a vet. We offer pre-purchase examinations (vettings) to both existing and external clients, with simple packages and no hidden charges.
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Our service operates on the same phone number 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you need us call 01837 214004 - a recording asks you to press 2 to be connected to our out of hours answering service. The direct dial number for our out of hours answering service is - 01209 823126
64 Fore StreetNorth TawtonDevonEX20 2DT01837 214004
T: 01837 214004