Facilities at Penmellyn Equine Vets
We feel that one of our best facilities is our large concrete yard. Boxes & trailers can come in & easily be turned around.
There is a loading ramp available for equines that do not like to load or are too injured to come down a ramp.
For the very badly injured a hoist is available to carry them from trailer to our padded room.
Our facilities are excellent for examining lame horses or poor performance horses as we have a flat, hard trot up area; a sand lunging arena & a small field for ridden exercise.
We also have a securely fenced paddock for those guests that can be turned out.
We have excellent hospitalisation facilities with 5 large stables, 2 pony stables and a large mare & foal stable. These all have concrete block walls with purpose built doors and bars. The stables are easily cleanable to help with biosecurity.
Each stable is completely cleaned out , pressure washed & disinfected after each horse has left . As are all bowls & buckets. Labelled bowls ensure no cross contamination.
In the tack room each stable has a numbered shelf for easy storage of equipment.
All tack, rugs & horses are labelled to avoid mistakes! Our dedicated equine nurses and our night nurses ensure we have 24/7 care of all hospitalised equines.
These live outside in our yard. They are a flat walk on /walk off platform and are easily accessible. They are accurate & can measure from miniature shetlands to shires.
Any client who would like their horse /pony or donkey weighed need only telephone and an appointment will be made with one of our equine nurses who are happy to help with this service.
We have a purpose built Isolation stable with its own utensils well away from the main stable block. The drainage from this stable goes directly into a tank nowhere near the main block.
Veterinary surgeons and nurses who attend to isolation cases wear all the necessary protective clothing and equipment and shower and change all clothes before touching any other equine.
All waste from the stable, including hay and straw, is destroyed as “clinical waste”. In this way we try to attain maximum biosecurity.
Examples of horses we would keep in Isolation include those with a high temperature , horses with suspect infectious respiratory disease and horses with diarrhoea. However there are other diseases which can necessitate isolating a horse.