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Advanced Equine VETERINARY CARE

A well equipped and modern equine hospital for horse owners based in Auckland and Kumeu

We are delighted to be able to offer additional agistment options for mare breeding services at highly competitive rates.

Individual and group grazing available for empty/maiden mares and mares with foal at foot at a safe, purpose built equestrian facility.

•Stabling, yards and paddocks available

•Veterinary work and breeding packages available

For more information on rates and availability contact

felicity@vetassociates.co.nz

We look forward to assisting you with your breeding needs this season!

We are well and truly into the foaling season, but for those of you still waiting for new arrivals, we are working through level 4 to help ensure your foals safe delivery.  If you have any questions or need advice, please give us a call or visit our reproduction page for more information.

COVID-19 LEVEL 3 UPDATE

As always, the team at Veterinary Associates will continue to provide 24/7 emergency veterinary care, including hospital care. We are following the government and New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) recommendations in regards to COVID-19. Every effort is and will continue to be made to reduce contact with owners and fellow staff. Please bear with us as we will ask additional questions before visiting your horse. We will continue to assign priority via phone consultations and schedule call outs as required during level 3. If you are unsure whether your horse needs to be seen, please call us to discuss. The front reception will remain closed. Please contact us if you need anything from front reception or refills on medications, and this can be arranged in a contactless way. We are keeping close records of those we are in contact with during this time as per NZVA recommendations. Please stay safe and look after yourselves and our wonderful equestrian community. We look forward to seeing all of you at the races, shows, and events once this has passed!
For additional information on guidelines during this time please refer to  https://www.nzva.org.nz/page/covid/ and https://covid19.govt.nz/

THE BEST CARE FOR YOUR HORSE IN OUR
HOSPITAL AND IN THE FIELD

At Veterinary Associates Equine, we provide a range of advanced equine veterinary services for higher performance,  better well being and quality of life.  Our purpose-built hospital is located in Karaka, Auckland and we provide dedicated equine veterinary services across the greater Karaka and Kumeu regions.

WHAT VETERINARY ServiceS CAN WE HELP YOU WITH?

Our combination of the latest ultrasonography practice, specialised reproductive techniques and dedicated experienced vets allows us to make the often-difficult process of equine reproduction a simple one.

Buying a horse usually requires the advice of a veterinarian. Our team is experienced and well equipped to help you with your decision by carrying out any ancillary examinations.

Regular dental checks are essential for your horses comfort, optimal diet and performance, and ensuring there is minimal risk of major dental problems over your horses life.  Mobile and hospital based treatment options available.

Our experienced ambulatory vets are fully equipped to handle multiple equine conditions at your property including lameness’s, sick horses, wounds and reproductive exams.

A PURPOSE BUILT HOSPITAL, FOR BETTER EQUINE VETERINARY CARE

Our multi-disciplinary team and purpose-built hospital enable us to provide the very best veterinary care for equine and farm animals. This includes advanced surgical, medical, and imaging services as well as excellent ambulatory, reproductive, performance and dentistry care.

Whether you are wanting a comprehensive pre-purchase examination, a routine health or performance checkup, or if your horse requires intensive hospital care, our dedicated team of experienced veterinarians are by your side, here to answer any questions you have and deliver the very best veterinary care available. 

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EQUINE HOSPITAL & FACILITIES

The Veterinary Associates Equine hospital operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If your horse or animal needs overnight monitoring, our purpose-built class facilities are equipped to ensure your animal recieves excellent care.

The Veterinary Associates Equine hospital is a state of the art facility with a superb surgical suite to ensure your horse is cared for in the most efficient and safest way possible.

The hospital team provide 24-hour care to critical patients including foals and horses recovering from surgery. All care is provided in our purpose built hospital facility.
Our experienced ambulatory vets are fully equipped to handle multiple equine conditions at your property including lameness’s, sick horses, wounds and reproductive exams.

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To say thank you for coming along to our Winter Series, each night we will be giving away a prize relevant to the topic discussed. The first night our lucky winner received a gift voucher for a free gastroscope. 🫶✨

Our second night on Thursday 11th August we will be discussing Cushings Disease and have a blood work profile up for grabs. 🩸🩺
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You are fabulous! Wish I could go but lucky for those who can.

Where is this located? Please

If you could live steam the nights I’m sure you’d get a lot of people keen to join in. I’d be happy to pay a subscription fee

Equine Cushing's Disease (ECD) now more correctly known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) 🧠👩‍⚕️

Those horses we all know, with those extremely hairy coats, that no matter how much we brush them, it just seems to keep growing. 🐴✂️
That is just one of the many symptoms of a horse with PPID; the most common endocrine condition of horses. 🐎💥

It is estimated that between 20 and 30% of horses over the age of 15 years will be affected by this disease. ⚡️🤯

So, if you would like to learn more about PPID come along to the second night of our Winter Series at the De Hot Bar & Grill, Dairy Flat on Thursday 11th August at 6:30pm. 💭📣

Please send your RSVP to kumeu@vetassociates.co.nz to secure your spot.
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Equine Cushings Disease (ECD) now more correctly known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) 🧠👩‍⚕️

Those horses we all know, with those extremely hairy coats, that no matter how much we brush them, it just seems to keep growing. 🐴✂️
That is just one of the many symptoms of a horse with PPID; the most common endocrine condition of horses. 🐎💥

It is estimated that between 20 and 30% of horses over the age of 15 years will be affected by this disease. ⚡️🤯

So, if you would like to learn more about PPID come along to the second night of our Winter Series at the De Hot Bar & Grill, Dairy Flat on Thursday 11th August at 6:30pm. 💭📣

Please send your RSVP to kumeu@vetassociates.co.nz to secure your spot.

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Jacquie Harper this is what I was talking about yesterday

Miki?

Will this topic come south?

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Equine Dentistry 🐴🦷

Regular dental care is vital in the development of a healthy horse. A healthy mouth can help avoid problems such as choke, weight loss and poor feed utilization. The teeth are responsible for assisting with the beginning process of digestion by grinding and chewing feed. 🌱🌾

We often see behavioral changes as well as physical changes when teeth are causing problems such as head flicking, facial swelling, dropping feed and nasal discharge.
These symptoms can often be due to poor dental health and the result of a horse not using their jaw correctly to grind their feed down in a side to side motion. 👈👉

This could lead to sharp points that can cause laceration to the cheeks and tongue. Hooks and ramps could occur which restrict the movement of the jaw. Along with the risk of diastema / food pockets, where food gets caught between teeth, leading to inflamed and retracted gums. 🔎⚒

Dental examinations should be performed once a year to ensure optimal health and condition of your horse. Our vets perform routine dentistry under sedation so we can have a thorough look inside the entire mouth, then a treatment plan will be catered for each individual along with a discussion of nutrition requirements. 👩‍⚕️💉
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Equine Dentistry 🐴🦷

Regular dental care is vital in the development of a healthy horse. A healthy mouth can help avoid problems such as choke, weight loss and poor feed utilization. The teeth are responsible for assisting with the beginning process of digestion by grinding and chewing feed. 🌱🌾

We often see behavioral changes as well as physical changes when teeth are causing problems such as head flicking, facial swelling, dropping feed and nasal discharge.
These symptoms can often be due to poor dental health and the result of a horse not using their jaw correctly to grind their feed down in a side to side motion. 👈👉

This could lead to sharp points that can cause laceration to the cheeks and tongue. Hooks and ramps could occur which restrict the movement of the jaw. Along with the risk of diastema / food pockets, where food gets caught between teeth, leading to inflamed and retracted gums. 🔎⚒

Dental examinations should be performed once a year to ensure optimal health and condition of your horse. Our vets perform routine dentistry under sedation so we can have a thorough look inside the entire mouth, then a treatment plan will be catered for each individual along with a discussion of nutrition requirements.  👩‍⚕️💉
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We are open Mon-Fri – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM for routine appointments and 24/7 for emergency care.

Phone Karaka

Phone Kumeu