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Equine Diagnostic Unit

The Equine Diagnostic Unit has furnished Cambridge Veterinary School with some of the most advanced facilities in the country for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of equine ailments. The Equine Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre was designed to compliment the work of the existing John Hickman Equine Surgical Suite which opened in 1998. The Centre provides much-needed facilities for the investigation and diagnosis of surgical and medical cases.

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The Equine Diagnostic Unit

At the heart of the Unit are three large diagnostic rooms that form the focus for clinical investigation of medical and surgical cases. These rooms are used for a range of modern diagnostic techniques including ultrasonography, endoscopy, electrocardiography and thermography.  As the majority of our equine cases are referred for lameness there is a dedicated nerve blocking room.

As many of the cases are initially referred as outpatients, the building also contains seven rubber-floored stables.

Education is a key function of the new Unit and the building contains a multimedia seminar room and networked student write-up room. Ancillary rooms complete the Unit and house the reception area, consulting rooms and an office for the veterinary surgeons and nurses.

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