At Agnes Banks we perform all types of surgery, from colic surgery through to upper respiratory tract surgery and arthroscopy. ABEC has two resident surgeons including a Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery, and access to visiting specialists in surgery and ophthalmology. We have a well equipped surgery suite and gas inhalation facilities for newborns through to draft horses. Commonly performed elective procedures include joint arthroscopy, upper airway surgery, correction of angular limb deviations in foals and cryptorchid (“rig”) castrations.
On an emergency basis, we routinely perform colic surgeries, and manage infected joints and complicated wounds.
Following surgery, horses are often kept in hospital for intensive care and careful monitoring by the team, which includes a surgery and a medicine specialist, as well as a dedicated team of interns and nursing staff.