Equine microchipping

All horses, ponies and donkeys in England, Wales and Scotland must be microchipped by law. This allows local authorities and the police to track the owners of abandoned, lost or stolen horses, so they can be reunited with their owners more easily.

We routinely check your horse or pony for microchips at vaccination time. All foals must be checked before they are six months of age or before December the 31st in the year in which they are born whichever is earlier’ we usually combine this with an identity drawing for your passport but we prefer to do the microchip after tetanus cover has been provided. (Tetanus is an initial  vaccine course, 4 weeks apart, given at four to six months of age)

A well-handled foal makes this job much much easier!

Microchips are now much smaller than before and are injected into the left mid crest region of the foal’s neck.

Any adult horses donkeys or ponies without a chip can be done for you in the same way at routine consultation, provided tetanus cover is up to date. It is a legal requirement to have all horses chipped and it allows you to be reunited with your horse more easily if, heaven forbid, they become lost or stolen.

It is important to keep your horse microchip details up to date. Some microchipping databases charge a small fee when you change your horses microchip details.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture utilises the body’s nervous system to block pain signals and encourage the central nervous system to release natural painkillers.

In non painful conditions acupuncture can help to reset the body to normal functioning.

We offer acupuncture in horses by Kayleigh who is a qualified veterinary acupuncturist.

What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?


Neck & Spinal Pain

Muscle Pain

Myofascial Pain

Nerve Pain

Visceral Pain

How will my horse respond to Acupuncture?

Most of the time they accept the fine needles very well and often become
relaxed and sleepy during the treatment Often they appear to look forward to the next treatment when they come back to the practice.

Sometimes horses may react to the sensation as though they are expecting pain, but then relax because it does not occur.

Treatment Regime & Costs

We recommend a weekly treatment plan for the first 4-6 weeks and then a maintenance plan will be drawn up for your horse.

The cost is £42 per treatment at the practice. Visit fee applies if you have the treatment at your yard. Group bookings can be accommodated. Please call the team to discuss and book your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is uncommon for horses to need to be sedated.