Fyrnwy Equine Hospital 01939 260251
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Fyrnwy Equine Hospital 01939 260251
Wrexham Equine Clinic 01978 664459

Fyrnwy Equine Hospital 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
  • Surgical Referrals

Medicine Referrals

Medical Procedures

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


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


  • Liver ultrasound
  • Liver biopsy


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • Equine metabolic syndrome investigation
  • Thyroid enlargement investigation

Clinical Pathology

  • Haematologic and biochemical interpretation/advice
  • Bone marrow aspirate


  • Head shakers

Surgical Referrals

Tim Froydenlund MA VetMB CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS is our surgeon who is based at our Baschurch hospital. 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 Hospital.

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 one of our referring specialists to discuss your referral case please call 01939 260251.

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