Partner Jonathan Wainwright MRCVS has performed colic surgery at Bearl Equine Clinic for well over 15 years and has an unrivalled reputation for a successful outcome in the North East. He is ably assisted by a team of experienced anesthetists and equine nursing staff who manage the demanding role of anesthesia and recovery.
The Surgical Unit
The Surgical unit at the clinic has been extensively renovated over the last year and is now complete with a fully adjustable supportive operating table and hydraulic wynch system. The unit has a dedicated knock down room with purpose built padded floor and walls to ensure safe and effective patient anesthesia.
Easy Access for Swift Surgical Intervention
If you suspect your horse has colic it makes sense to call the vet for advice. As colic is a generic term for 'pain in the region of the abdomen' colic pain may present in many ways. It is impossible to tell from the onset just what is causing the pain and as some forms of colic are life threatening it is always necessary to call the vet for advice and be guided by the vet on the necessity of a visit. If after consultation and examination the case is considered surgical then it is important to get the horse or pony to the clinic as urgently as possible.
Bearl Equine Clinic is situated just off the A69 only 10 minutes from the A1 and easily reached from all areas in the region. We are very fortunate to have such an experienced team to perform vital surgery available in our region making unnecessary delays a thing of the past.
Post Operative Care
Following surgical intervention the vets and nursing teams at the clinic concentrate on helping the patient make it through the critical post operative period. Intensive nursing starts the minute the patient recovers from anesthesia and continues until the patient is well enough to leave for home. Colic cases require careful experienced handling to help their compromised digestive system regain momentum and functionality. This is especially so when an anastomosis has been performed (sections of gut have been removed and surgically reconnected). Intravenous fluids and appropriate medications are administered throughout the day and night as close montioring of the patient continues.