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Equine Hospital Services

We have a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures available at the B&W Equine Hospital. 

For information on the full list of services we offer please visit Our Services page.

Equine Hospital

B&W Equine Vets hospital is one of Europe's most advanced diagnostic and surgical centres.

The equine hospital has stabling for 30 horses with self-contained isolation facilities, neonatal and adult intensive care suites, separate orthopaedic and soft tissue theatres and a standing surgical suite for laparoscopy and advanced dental surgery.

Our diagnostic facilities include:

  • High powered computed radiography
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Hallmarq standing MRI scanner
  • Scintigraphy (bone scan) unit
  • Digital ultrasound scanners
  • Video endoscopes
  • Gastroscope
  • Exercise ECG

Our lameness and poor performance facilities include:

  • Firm trot up strips
  • Both soft and hard lunging surfaces
  • A full sized Martin Collins Activ-track®

We also have a full on-site clinical laboratory led by one of our internal medicine specialists. Cases are seen on both an inpatient and outpatient basis and there is a large reception area where you can sit and have coffee whilst your horse is being treated. 

Enhanced Biosecurity at the B&W Equine Hospital

In light of the outbreaks of equine flu which are continuing to emerge throughout the UK, we have enhanced the biosecurity at our Equine Hospital in Breadstone.

We ask all horse owners to do the following prior to bringing their horse to the hospital:

  1. Check your horse’s equine influenza vaccination status. B&W recommends that if your horse has not been vaccinated in the last six months then it should receive a booster vaccination prior to coming to the hospital. Ideally, the booster would be given no less than 7 days prior to admission.
  2. Take your horse’s temperature and check them over before leaving home. Please contact the hospital if your horse has a temperature of more than 38.5 degC, is coughing or has a nasal discharge, or if any other horses on the same premises have these signs. We will be able to advise you on what you need to do, in conjunction with your regular vet. It may be that your horse cannot be admitted when scheduled if he/she is presenting with these symptoms.
  3. Please remember to bring your horse’s passport with you – we may not be able to admit your horse without this.
  4. Except in the case of emergencies, admission to the hospital may have to be delayed for unvaccinated horses. Our vets will be able to advise you on what you need to do to enable your horse to be admitted. 

On admission to the hospital:

  1. All passports will be checked for the horse’s vaccination status. This will be noted on our clinical records for your horse.
  2. All horses will be examined on arrival (at the lorry/trailer) for symptoms of flu. We may run further tests if we consider them necessary.
  3. Owners will be asked about your horse’s recent travel/competition history as well as the health of horses he/she has been in contact with.

Unvaccinated horses

It may be necessary to admit unvaccinated horses to the hospital, especially in an emergency. We can assure all owners that we have strict protocols and additional biosecurity in place, as well as a purpose built isolation unit, to enable us to treat these horses, whilst minimising the risk to other horses within the hospital.

If you have any questions or concerns about your horse being admitted to the hospital, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01453 811867 or email enquiries@bwequinevets.co.uk

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Equine Hospital
Breadstone
Berkeley
Gloucestershire
GL13 9HG

e: info@bwequinevets.co.uk
t: 01453 811 867