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Caring for old friends

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Over recent years there has been an overall increase in the life expectancy of our domestic horses,...

One white foot, buy him…

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The equine world has a lot of advice and information passed down through the ages. It can be difficult to know what...

Is my mare mummy material?

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Q: I have a TB mare who has nice conformation and a good temperament, but unfortunately, went unsound around the age of...

A spring WOF for your horse

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At last we are getting into spring, and the start of the new season. It is always...

Testing times: blood tests for horses

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Your horse may need a blood test any number of reasons. Vets take blood samples from sick...

Knowing the enemy: viruses v bacteria

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In my experience, horse owners worry about a lot of things, and especially disease caused by bacteria...

Worming: A targeted programme

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There have been a lot of studies on worms, the diseases they cause and the drugs we...

Cushings: a testing time

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Long guard hairs are one of the signs of PPID/Cushings (image: Dusty Perin) The disease once referred to...

Equine dental health: why it matters

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Taking good care of the dental health of our horses and ponies is very important: a horse...

The lowdown on arthritis

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As many of us have had the misfortune to experience, horses are commonly affected by lameness. Lameness can have many causes, including hoof abscesses,...