Equine Clinic

The Equine Clinic boasts well-ventilated indoor stables plus spacious work areas. Rigorous hygiene control is practiced by utilising a strict multi-step cleaning programme, including the use of disinfectant footbaths placed at strategic points. Isolation stables are utilised to help prevent the spread of contagious bacterial or viral diseases, and all horses undergo a nasal swab for MRSA and a faecal swab for Salmonella upon their arrival. Full barrier nursing applies to all ICU patients as well as mares with foals. 

Procedures such as endoscopy, ECG, laser, ultrasonography, digital radiography and nuclear imaging are performed to aid in patient diagnosis, and colic patients are medically and surgically managed. A high-speed treadmill, situated on campus at the Equine Research Unit, is available to assist in lameness assessment.

 
Bringing an equine patient to us

Call us on +27 12 529 8124 / 8284 to make an appointment.

If you are privately referred, please ask your veterinarian to fax or email the referral letter to us before you phone to make an appointment. Our fax no is + 27 12 529 8528.

If you plan to send your horse to us with someone else (i.e. transporters, stable manager), then we will need to fax or email you a registration form plus indemnity form which must be completed and faxed or emailed back to us, together with a copy of your ID document.

Please consult the Information for Clients page regarding fees, provisional cost estimates and payments (link please).

 
Mobile clinic for horse patients (08.00 – 16.00)

This service is available to help owners in the vicinity who are unable to transport their horse/s to us. 

The vehicle operates daily within a 45 km radius from the campus. Horses outside of this area may be seen by special arrangement. 

Please call us on +27 (0)64 990 0063 to arrange for the mobile clinic to visit your horse.

 
ALL HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBERS:  +27 529 8124 / 8284
 

Veterinary Nursing Staff:

Sr Janet Smith Tel +27 12 529 8123 [email protected]
Sr Lynn McHardy Tel +27 12 529 8125 [email protected]
Sr Larochelle de Klerk Tel +27 12 529 8545 [email protected]
 
Grooms:

Moses Masiya

Maxwell Matebula

Jacob Masha

John Maloka

Christopher Nkosi

Samuel Makubela

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