I am very happy with my Porta Safe Stocks™ trailer and I use it every
day for a whole range of procedures. Anything you need to do on
a standing horse is done better, quicker and safer in the trailer.
I frequently work alone without assistance to do dentals and to
My clients are impressed with the investment I have
made and they can see I am serious about the quality of work that
I try to perform. In many work situations we have clients with minimal
horse handling skills. It is now much safer to take the horse from
them, place it in the trailer, then allow the client to watch from
a safe distance whilst completing the task single-handed.
of the trailer's unusual appearance it attracts attention wherever
it goes. Also remember it handles the odd quiet house cow as well.
Dr Peter Allan BVSc
The Porta Safe Stocks™ paid for itself in one second. It wasn't
the first second I used it though.
On about the 18th rectal examination
I was entering the mare. My hands could fit and things were quiet
when suddenly a hoof-shaped mark appeared on the rear gate in line
with my shin. Considering I'm a solo practitioner, that saved
the pain of a broken shin (that's $10,000) then not working
for several weeks - that was cheap insurance! I have found
it invaluable for both dentistry and reproduction, and the clients
love it. I have it behind the car at least 5 days out of 7. I would
not hesitate to recommend. Thanks, Oliver and crew, from my shins
David Bartholomeusz BVSc
I think the Porta Safe Stocks™ are by far the greatest improvement
in equine practice that I have seen since graduation in the 1970s.
I cannot believe the number of times over the years I have had cracked
ribs from being kicked as well as multiple other injuries. The trailer
and attached crush make equine practice convenient and safe for
the veterinarian, the owner and the horse. It has made my work safer
and much more efficient. The clients are seriously impressed when
you turn up with your own crush!
Assoc Prof Gary Wilson BVSc
MVSc MACVSc Cert Teaching Consultant to the University of Queensland
We were doing about 30 dentals a month but I was unsure that we
could justify the cost. I was getting sick of chasing horses around
trees and through stables while doing dentals.
By the time the crush
arrived I had already booked a couple of big days. Within 2 weeks
the 2 big days had turned into week after week of dentals coming
out of the 'woodwork'! I was amazed how many people would
ring up asking for 'the vet with the portable crush'.
In August and September of this year we have done over 120 dentals.
This is a 100% increase. Pony clubs and associations from many areas
have actually booked 'dental days'. Cattle stations have
booked us to do their plant horses . . . it goes on and on! I can
honestly say that I use my crush every day.
Frank Condon BVSc
I have been very happy with the trailer. It makes doing dentals
so much easier and most clients appreciate that you are doing a
more professional job.
I also do a fair amount of reproductive work
and it is great to have a safe working environment, as most of my
clients are small breeders with little or no adequate facilities.
I would definitely recommend the Porta Safe Stocks™ to any equine
veterinarian who likes to do a good job!
Dr Paul B McCosker MA, VetMB, MACVSc
The PSS is so quick and easy to set up. I now don't need to
worry about the horse moving, or causing injury to the handler,
myself, or my equipment. Thus I can concentrate on doing the best
job possible. Through being able to carry plenty of equipment to
the farm, I can treat the horse properly the first time. Thus revisit
callouts are minimised. This saves me time and the owner money.
The Porta Safe Stocks™ is essential for any vet wanting to do serious
ambulatory equine vet work.
I won't be surprised to see the PSS used on large studs and
properties as well. It will minimise the movement and mixing of
mares and foals in a central holding yard.
This will potentially reduce the spread of infectious diseases such
as scours, strangles, rattles, and other respiratory diseases.
Bill Roughan BVSc