Horses are an integral part of Taranaki sport. At Energy Vets we are privileged to be involved in all horse disciplines. We service the full range of equine sports:- pleasure horses to racehorses. Mini to full size.. Some of our equine vets ride for pleasure or sport themselves. Our practice provides race-day services to the Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing and Harness Racing meetings in New Plymouth. We offer a 24 hr 7 day per week emergency service or visits by appointment.
Specific services we offer:
- Pre-purchase examinations.We have two vets able to perform pre-purchase examinations (2 or 5 stage). Examinations can be performed at your chosen location. Further tests such as X-rays or endoscopy are available upon request.
- Portable Digital X-ray facilities.
- Routine Dental filing. Keeping dental health is important for your horses wellbeing. Routine filing means your horse is pain free during eating and riding.
- Lameness investigations. From simple stone bruises to more complex issues requiring nerve blocks and x-rays.
- Upper respiratory tract endoscopy. For either investigation of a problem or as part of a pre-purchase examination.
- Surgical castrations and minor procedures. Routine castrations, hernias, retained testicles, caslicks and wound management. More complex cases are referred to equine hospital facilities at Massey or Hamilton.
- Artificial insemination services. Preparing the mare and inseminating using fresh or chilled semen.
- Ultrasound pregnancy testing. Early pregnancy testing after AI or confirmatory testing.
- Diagnostic ultrasound. Soft tissue diagnostic scans.
- Foal branding, DNA and microchippings