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Recent News..

Equine Influenza Outbreak

February 08, 2019

Following the recent outbreak of 3 more cases on the 6th February, Animal Health Trust and the vets at Galley Hill Equine Surgery are urging all horse owners to remain extremely vigilant and be aware of clinical signs. This symptoms include:
- Inappetence
- Swollen glands under the jaw
- Nasal discharge (can be clear in colour too)
- Dry, harsh cough
- Fever (38.5+)

Symptoms can be very mild especially in vaccinated horses so please stay vigilant as equine flu is highly contagious! There is FREE testing for Equine Influenza at the moment which includes paired blood samples and a nasal swab so please contact the surgery if you are suspicious of this disease.

Our Veterinary Surgeons are advising for owners to check their horse's vaccine status and if any horses have not been vaccinated within the last 6 months to have a booster as soon as possible in order to maximise their chance of having protective immunity. We also advise owners that compete a lot or own horses that are immuno-compromised (young, old, pregnant or have Cushings) to be re-vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated in the last 6 months.

The vaccines we use at Galley Hill are 'Proteq,' which are in accordance with OIE guidelines and are recommended against the current circulating strains of Flu.

Discontinuation of EquiTape

July 29, 2018

From October 2018 the commonly used wormer Equitape, used to treat tapeworm, will be discontinued from sale in the UK. Going forward, it will only be availble in 'combination wormers' containing either ivermectin or moxidectin used to treat small and large redworm. This basically means when you worm for tapeworm, you will need to dose with a wormer that will treat other worms. Therefore, regular testing and evidence-based worming e.g. worm egg counts, are vital when determining whether to worm or not to worm to keep drug exposure to a minimum. For any more information, please read the article in the link below!

Martin, our Head Veterinary Surgeon, has officailly gained his Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)

April 05, 2018

We are incredibly proud to announce that our Head Equine Veterinary Surgeon has received his Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Orthopaedic Surgery (CertAVP). By gaining this qualification, it means that Martin now has official recognition of a particular knowledge and skill within a designated field of veterinary practice. This qualification also provides a clear indication to the profession and the public of those veterinary surgeons who we have accredited at postgraduate certificate level (Masters level 7), and which Veterinary Surgeons have demonstrated knowledge and experience in a particular area of veterinary practice beyond their initial primary veterinary degree. We are extremely proud of you Martin! We wish you further success!

Export Certificate

February 09, 2018

If you want to export your horse/pony whether to Europe or outside, the horse/pony must be accompanied with an export health certificate issued by DEFRA and completed by an Official Veterinarian (OV). Our Veterinarians can complete health certificates prior to export here at Galley Hill Equine and are happy to advise in the processes involved. 

Lipogems Therapy

November 01, 2017

We are now very excited to be able to offer a very new and innovative form of regenerative treatment known as Lipogems Therapy here at Galley Hill Equine Surgery. Please see 'Veterinary Services' for more information!

PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2018 Nominations!

September 24, 2017

At Galley Hill, we strive to provide the best care to your equine family. In order achieve this, every member of staff from receptionists and support staff to vets and nurses must work as a team. At PetPlan, they believe these awards provide an opportunity for pet owners to recognise the hard work and dedication of veterinary staff and say 'thank you'. If you feel one of our Galley Hill members of staff has gone above and beyond for you and your horse/pony then please click on the link and vote for them!

1 year on...

July 10, 2017

Martin, our Head Veterinary Surgeon, has officially been part of our Galley Hill Equine Team for 1 year! A big big thanks to him and a well done for all his well deserved success within the year he has been here. We wish him many more successful and happy years here with us at Galley Hill!

Gastroscopy Offer

June 30, 2017

Do you suspect your horse has gastric ulcers? 
We can now offer to do a Gastroscopy on your horse/pony if you suspect your horse/pony does have gastric ulcers, either at Galley Hill Equine Surgery or at your yard, for an introductory price of £150 (not including travel). This price includes sedation and is valid until the end of August 2017. Please call us on 01992 762 185 if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment


May 31, 2017

From June 1st until 31st October, We are offering FREE LAB TEST when performing an ACTH BLOOD TEST. This is a huge discount of £46.28!!

Castration Day

March 31, 2017

We had a very successful few days at our Galley Hill Equine Surgery following our £100 Castration Offer on selected dates that ended in April. A range of clients spanning across East of England brought their horses/ponies to our Surgery in Waltham Abbey, Essex where our Head Veterinary Surgeon Martin, assisted by our Head Veterinary Nurse Carolina, performed standing castrations on a variety of young colts.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for any up coming Castration Day dates!

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