HEALTH EXAMINATIONS

Yearly health examinations are important for identifying any issues with your horses’ wellbeing. This includes checking the eyes, mouth, heart, lungs, skin, hooves and gastrointestinal tract.

DENTISTRY

Dental care is important for maintaining the equine athlete. We recommend 6 monthly dental examinations and use high quality equipment to ensure your horses’ mouth is cared for.

PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

At the change of season it is important to check your horses’ manure for the presence of worm eggs. This helps us recommend the correct worming regime to keep your horse at its best. We also have information on yearly vaccinations such as tetanus, strangles and Hendra virus.

SURGERY

Our veterinarians can perform a number of surgical procedures both under standing sedation and general anaesthesia. These include periosteal elevations for managing foal limbs, castrations, basic hernia repair, as well as surgeries to manage wounds of all shapes and sizes.

PRE-PURCHASE EXAMINATIONS

LEVEL 1

$550

Thorough physical examination, lameness evaluation and flexion tests

LEVEL 2

$1500

Thorough physical examination, lameness evaluation, flexion tests and full series x-rays of all 4 limbs

LEVEL 3

$3750

Thorough physical examination, lameness evaluation, flexion tests and full series x-rays of all 4 limbs, neck and back, upper respiratory tract scope and ultrasonography of all 4 lower limbs

All pre-purchase examinations come with a full report

REFERRAL SERVICE

At MEC we believe in a team approach when it comes to your horse’s health and performance. We encourage referrals from veterinarians, hoof care providers and other allied horse health care providers. We are professional and transparent with all referrals, checking all those involved informed of what we find.