Referrals

About Fyrnwy Equine Clinics referral service

All cases are seen secondarily following a referral from a client’s primary veterinary surgeon. The service is designated to enhance the previous work performed by the referring veterinary  surgeon and operates by working closely with the referring vet and horse owner.

Medicine referrals

Matthew Robin BVSc BSc DipECEIM CertAVP(EM) M.Phil MRCVS is a European Specialist in Equine Medicine and provides our medicine referral service. If you would like to speak to Matthew please call the practice on 01939260251.

Medical Procedures

Outlined below is our 2017 list of medical procedures undertaken at Fyrnwy Equine Clinics. Some of these procedures can be performed on the yard if requested.

Gastrointestinal

  • Gastroscopy
  • Gastric or duodenal biopsies
  • Intestinal ultrasound
  • Rectal biopsy
  • Oral glucose absorption test

Hepatology

  • Liver ultrasound
  • Liver biopsy

Cardiac

  • Complete cardiac physical examination
  • Exercising and overnight electrocardiogram (E.C.G.)
  • Echocardiography

Respiratory Tract

  • Upper airway endoscopy including the guttural pouches and the upper airways at exercise.
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Trans-tracheal wash (TTW) and Trans-endoscopic tracheal wash
  • Pleural ultrasound and thorocaocentesis
  • Thoracic radiography

Oncology

  • Sarcoid evaluation and treatments.
  • ‘Oncept’ melanoma vaccine
  • Chemotherapeutics

Neurology and myopathies

  • Neurologic examination
  • Cervical Radiography
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • Muscle biopsy – Exertional rhabdomyolysis investigation and other myopathies

Ophthalmology

  • Direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy for detailed fundic examinations
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Intra-ocular pressure (IOP) measurement

Urology

  • Cystoscopy
  • Urine analysis (individual ureteral collection if indicated)
  • Ultrasound

Foal intensive care

  • Specialist care in custom made foal pens
  • Different tiers available to cover different budgets and requirements.

Infectious Disease

  • Disease outbreak investigation and control
  • Guttural pouch endoscopy for Strangles carrier investigation/treatment

Endocrinology

  • Equine metabolic syndrome investigation
  • Thyroid enlargement investigation

Clinical Pathology

  • Haematologic and biochemical interpretation/advice
  • Bone marrow aspirate

Miscellaneous

  • Head shakers

Surgical referrals

Tim Froydenlund MA VetMB CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS is our surgeon who is based at our Baschurch clinic. He has extensive surgical experience having worked at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh.

Surgical procedures

Outlined below is our 2017 list of surgical procedures undertaken at Fyrnwy Equine Clinics.

Upper airway surgery

  • Tie-back.
  • Tie-forward
  • Laser airway surgery – hobday, vocalcordectomy, aryepiglottic fold resection.
  • Soft palate cautery

Advanced dentistry and sinus surgery

  • Oral and minimally-invasive transbuccal dental extraction
  • Intra-oral endoscopy
  • Sinoscopy and minimally-invasive sinus surgery

Orthopaedic surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Suspensory neurectomy and fasciotomy
  • DSP resection and interspinous ligament
  • Fracture repair

Soft tissue surgery

  • Colic surgery
  • Caesarean section
  • Partial phallectomy and en-bloc resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Closed castration
  • Cryptorchidectomy
  • Laser excision of sarcoids, melanoma and squamous carcinoma

Poor performance

  • Lameness assessment
  • Lower respiratory tract workup
  • Resting and overground endoscopy
  • Exercising ECG and echocardiography

 


 

If you would like to speak to either Tim or Matt to discuss your referral case please call 01939 260251.

To refer a case please fill in and return the form below.

Fyrnwy Referral Form