Conditions treated

Julia Hewitson has a practice for small animal patients at her premises in Bulmer, Suffolk. Large animal patients – horses/ponies, donkeys and farm animals are treated at stable yards/farms.

When required home visits for immobile dogs and hospital visits for in-patients at equine and small animal hospitals can be arranged. This would be followed up by treatments at stable yards and at the practice for small animals.

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Small animals – dogs, cats, monkeys, birds Large animals – horses, donkeys, cows, etc
Soft tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon) conditions – acute strains & repetitive strains, sprains, tendonitis, instability, bursitis, weakness, atrophy, muscle spasm or scar tissue, swelling, haematomas Soft tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon) conditions – strains, sprains, tendonitis, instability, bursitis, weakness, atrophy, muscle spasm or scar tissue, swelling, haematomas
Skeletal conditions – disc or spinal problems; fractures (including surgically repaired), post-surgical hip excisions (arthroplasty), limb amputations, cruciate repair and surgically fused joints (arthrodesis); acute or chronic degenerative joint disease eg hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and osteoarthritis Skeletal conditions – spinal problems (stiff or sore necks and backs), musculo-skeletal trauma, acute or chronic degenerative joint disease resulting in gait irregularities, performance problems
Neurological conditions – haemorrhages leading to spinal strokes (FCE); peripheral nerve damage; disc extrusions; spinal cysts; head trauma leading to hemiplegia; chronic degenerative radiculomylopathy; paralysis due to other causes Limited application
Peripheral nerve injuries, nerve entrapment/neural tethering
Performance problems in equine and canine athletes Performance problems in equine and canine athletes
Respiratory conditions – bacterial, viral, aspiration pneumonias Not applicable
Weight loss management Not applicable
Wounds – car accidents, post-surgical, cuts, dog bites, etc Wounds –post-surgical, cuts, etc
Not applicable Rider/horse unit problems: poor core stability of either rider and/or horse; pelvic asymmetry & back pain of rider and/or horse; asymmetrical action in horse; saddle influence

In summary…

    • Acute inflammation
    • Chronic injuries
    • Pre and post surgery
    • Wounds
    • Performance problems
    • General well-being
    • Muscle damage
    • Spinal (back and neck) problems
    • Nerve injuries
    • Tendon and ligament injuries
    • Secondary and compensatory problems
    • Muscle atrophy
    • Sports-related injuries