Greyfriars Equine Unit
Greyfriars Farm, Hogs Back
Surrey GU3 1AG
Tel: 01483 811088 Fax: 01483 811074
Greyfriars Equine Unit is a first opinion general practice. We aim to help you keep all your equines, whether they be horses, ponies or donkeys fit, active and healthy and to provide a professional and friendly service at as reasonable a cost to you as possible.
As well as treating horses at our premises, we visit horses throughout Surrey and Hampshire.
RIVENDELL UPGRADES EQUINE X-RAY EQUIPMENT
We have just purchased a new 'state-of-the-art' X-ray unit (for those who are interested in the details, it is the Cuattro Uno). This allows our vets, quickly and efficiently, to take and view X-rays at your premises or at our clinic at Greyfriars Equine Unit (just outside Guildford) without any loss of quality.
This digital x-ray unit was first launched in the US. It has only been on the market in the UK since October 2011. It is immensely portable, can produce a picture in less than 2 seconds, and - best of all - produces pictures of excellent clarity. Debbie is still enthusing about the new 'toy' - using words like 'fantastic' and 'brilliant' - except of course when referring to the price, when she is rather less complimentary!
The office is open 9.00am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and appointments can be made during this time for visits or attendance at Greyfriars. We provide a 24 hour emergency
We have the following facilities:
- Stabling for inpatients and examination room with stocks
- Digital X-ray room and mobile X-ray unit where required
- Trotting-up area for lameness investigations
- Ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG equipment
- Access and parking for horseboxes and trailer
- Central Office
- Easy to find location just off the A31
From the Greyfriars Equine Unit we can undertake the following:
- Lameness examinations including nerve/joint blocks and joint medication
- Ultrasound scanning of joints, tendons, etc
- Respiratory examinations with endoscopies, tracheal washing and guttural pouch flushing
- Dental work including rasping, motorised dremel, molor and wolf teeth extraction, and Power Float.
- Reproductive work including pregnancy scanning and swabbing of mares
- Standing and GA castrations
- Vaccinations, worming and microchipping
- JMB height measurements (using our measuring pad)
- Pre-purchase vettings throughout South East England.
We encourage working with other equine professionals such as farriers, physiotherapists, alternative therapists, nutritionists and feed merchants. Most of our referrals are to Liphook Equine Hospital.
Worming: We are able to advise on appropriate worm control measures and testing of faecal samples.
Insurance: We recommend insurance for all horses, dogs and cats to cover veterinary fees and 3rd party liability.
Passports: Completed passports must contain silhouettes that have been verified and signed by either a veterinary surgeon or a competent representative from a recognised Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO). Passports must be issued for foals by 31 December of the year in which they are born or by 6 months of age, whichever is the later. Please note that since 1 July 2009 it has been compulsory for all equines to be microchipped before a passport can be applied for.
Further information about equine passports is available from: DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Helpline Tel: 08459335577 or www.defra.gov.uk/animalh
All owners and keepers of horses are now legally obliged to have an equine passport for each horse they own or keep, even if they are never intended for human consumption and will never travel abroad. Each passport is issued with a 15 digit unique life number (ULN) and will record information on ownership, identification and microchip numbers if present and medical history.