The veterinary team at Oakham Veterinary Hospital have developed a wealth of experience and knowledge in caring for high performance sport horses and ponies. These include eventers, showjumpers and racehorses that are performing at the highest level, both nationally and internationally.
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Managing the modern day sport horse involves working in close conjunction with riders, owners, trainers and para-professionals to optimise fitness and performance to enable the horse to perform at a high level. Our vets understand the demands of competition and the desire to peak for specific events.
We offer our clients a detailed pre-season evaluation to establish a baseline of performance and formulate a plan for the coming season. This allows us to plan routine maintenance treatments and assessments throughout the season.
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We understand that early detection of injury is key to giving the horse the best chance for recovery. Our expert interpretation and experience is essential for injury interpretation to understand whether an injury is ‘manageable’ with treatment or if it requires a period of rest.
- Full range of diagnostic imaging is available in the hospital:
- Latest portable diagnostics are available for yard visits.
- In addition to orthopaedics, medicinal issues can also be performance limiting. Our expert team of medics can investigate causes of poor performance such as breathing/ respiratory problems, stomach ulcers and heart conditions.