untitledLegislation regarding the prescription of drugs has recently been tightened and now dictates that animals have to be under direct veterinary supervision before medication can be given. This means repeat prescriptions can no longer be handed out without seeing your horse first.

Repeat examination of your animal is a good idea as it allows us to monitor progress and ensure current medication is appropriate, and also ensures we all adhere to the letter of the law. In general, we will issue repeat prescriptions for animals we have examined within the last six months, but thereafter insist we see the animal first. We only charge a minimal consult fee where we are genuinely repeating an ongoing prescription.