– Dr. Antonio Andrades Merchán.The most important thing in my job is the happiness of the customers and the health of horses.
Mobile Equine Unit
Antonio Andrades has extensive experience in all areas of equine practice with a particular interest in orthopaedic problems, more specifically lameness investigation, diagnostic imaging and poor performance. Antonio is fluent in English (High Toefl level) and Spanish.
He graduated from the University of Cordoba in 2000 and spent 2 years in different equine hospitals in Spain completing two equine internships, one in Sevilla at Aznalcollar Equine Hospital (2000-2001) and one in Sotogrande (Cadiz) at Costa del Sol Equine Hospital (2001-2002). During this period he officiated at various equestrian competitions including the World Equestrian Games 2002 (Jerez de la Frontera-Spain) and Mijas racecourse (Malaga) gaining experience with high level competition horses.
In 2002 Antonio moved to the United Kingdom to join Three Counties Equine Hospital (www.tceh.co.uk) one of the most important equine hospitals in U.K. Antonio spent 7 years there as an assistant where he gained considerable experience treating horses from a broad range of disciplines including eventers, showjumpers, dressage and leisure horses.
In 2009 he returned to his hometown in Andalucia where he founded Unidad Equina Móvil- Andrades Merchán, a first and second opinion referral service.
Antonio is a member of AVEE (Spanish Equine Veterinary Association), BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) and ISELP (International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology).He has presented at various international conferences and provides practical workshops for veterinary students and equine sports technicians/riders.
Antonio is also an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian (FEI competitions).
He has published several papers on equine orthopaedics in various veterinary and equine magazines and web sites. For several years Antonio has been involved in the production of an educational TV veterinary program which is broadcasted weekly on a local channel specifically designed to provide useful information to horse owners.
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· Full laboratory service.
· Portable digital radiography. Digital ultrasonography. Endoscopic examination.
· Extracorporeal shock wave treatment.
· Equine dentistry – Dental equine equipment.
· Regenerative therapies (intrarticular and soft tissue) to include Stem cells, IRAP, PRP…
· Lameness Investigation. Pre-purchase Examination. 2 to 5 stage vetting.
· Poor performance investigation. Investigation of medical problems.
· Routine health care including dentistry. Official measurement (Spanish Equine Federation).
· Referrals services. Emergency 24 hours services.
Antonio Andrades Merchán, Equine Veterinary
He graduated from the University of Cordoba in 2000 and spent 2 years in different equine hospitals in Spain. In 2002 Antonio moved to the United Kingdom to join Three Counties Equine Hospital (www.tceh.co.uk) in U.K. Antonio spent 7 years there as an assistant where he gained considerable experience treating horses from a broad range of disciplines including eventers, showjumpers, dressage and leisure horses. After 9 years in private practice, he returned to his hometown in the South of Spain to work as a first and second opinion. His particular interests are lameness investigation, sports medicine, pre-purchase examinations and diagnostic imaging. He has attended to the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Point to pointing races, racecourse, eventing, jumping and dressage competitions. He is actually an AVEE, BEVA, ISELP member. Antonio has published and presented different papers on equine orthopaedics.
Mobile Equine Unit
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"- Gaspar Casteljins , Veterinary Services - Equihealth Hospital (Barcelona). Spanish Equestrian Federation doctor (National Doma Clásica Team).After being trained in Aznalcollar and having passed the hardest test in the world, the Costa del Sol one, nothing could ever stop him"
"- Miguel A. Valdés Vázquez , Diplomate ECVS/ACVS. LV, MS. Hospital La Equina Manilva (Malaga).Antonio Andrades has been my disciple and it is my honor and pride to see that he has become one of the best equine clinicians in the sports medicine field in Southern Spain."
"- Graham Potts , BVet Med. MRCVS. Three Counties Equine Hospital (Reino Unido-Inglaterra). Veterinario de la Federación Ecuestre Australiana (Equipo Nacional Doma Clásica y Equipo de Nacional Completo).Antonio is a great clinician and tackles his cases with enormous enthusiasm. He has extensive international experience working with Sports and Leisure horses and is dedicated to providing a modern state of the art service to his clientele."
We provide an ambulatory service for a wide range of horses from the performance sport to the leisure horse offering a high-quality and personalised service. We cover a wide area in Andalucia (south of Spain), and we also travel to consult abroad mainly for pre-purchase examination or lameness investigations. Antonio is happy to work with farriers or qualified physiotherapist, osteopaths and chiropractors. Unidad Equina Móvil also provides veterinary services for local shows and equestrian events.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone, facebook or email. We would be pleased to discuss your equine veterinary needs an any time.