By having a separate veterinary treatment room you can easily treat any horse and have all your equipment on hand ready.
The equipment that you have within your veterinary room will vary depending on the type of establishment that you have.
- Veterinary Cabinet
The veterinary cabinet needs to be able to be locked and all veterinary supplies must be kept well stocked in case of emergencies.
A stock is a very useful piece of equipment as it allows for a safer means of treating horses. The horse can be tied up within the stock to allow the vet to treat the horse. Stocks are often used on stud farms for example, for such things as taking swabs.
Larger competition based yards often have treadmills so that the horses respiratory and circulatory systems can be monitored. This type of equipment should only be used by professionally trained personnel.
- Haematology Equipment
Large competition yards often have blood testing equipment on site so that the horses health can be quickly and carefully monitored. This type of equipment should only be used by professionally trained personnel.
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There should be a supply of hot and cold water available.
To allow you or your veterinary to plug in any equipment that may be necessary.
There should be a bin just for veterinary waste.
The floor within the veterinary box needs to be non slip and with good drainage to allow for ease of cleaning and disinfecting.
The veterinary box needs to be able to be locked, so that only qualified personnel can enter and treat horses.
The veterinary area must be well lit so that the area to be treated can be clearly seen. The ability to black out the veterinary box can also be required for some treatments such as eye examinations.
The treatment room should be positioned near to the stable yard so that horses do not have to travel far for treatments. The veterinary room should also be in a quiet location so that any treatments are not interrupted.