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The 1, 2, 3’s of Foaling2 weeks

Foaling season is here! Most mares can deliver their foal without assistance. However, many owners want to be there for the big event and because time is so critical in the foaling process, preparation is key to a positive outcome. …Read More

Diagnostic imaging2 months

Diagnostic imaging with x-ray and ultrasound enables our equine vets to accurately diagnose conditions. X-rays Radiography (X-rays) are still the main form of diagnostic imaging used by vets. We use the gold standard of equine practice, a fully portable wireless …Read More

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Donkey care2 months

Donkeys are different from horses and have slightly different health care considerations. However, their basic care needs of a good diet, regular hoof care, dental care, and vaccinations are still the same. Diet Donkeys require fewer calories to maintain weight than a pony …Read More

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Lameness2 months

Lameness is one of the most prevalent veterinary complaints in horse management. It can range from an obvious non-weight bearing gait to more subtle signs of discomfort. Lameness can be caused by trauma, degeneration, nervous dysfunction or be secondary to …Read More

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Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)2 months

Previously known as Equine Cushing’s Disease, PPID is a common hormonal dysfunction in horses. It can affect as many as 1 in 7 horses and ponies over the age of 15 but can be seen in younger horses too. In …Read More

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Equine eye conditions2 months

Horses have almost 360-degree field of vision allows them to constantly scan the environment for possible threats and their binocular vision allows them to focus on an object in front of them such as an upcoming jump.  Eye ulcers Eye …Read More

Colic2 months

Colic is a familiar term to horse owners yet it is often unclear why it has developed. It is often tricky to pinpoint as it is not a disease by itself but a range of signs that all are due …Read More

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Shockwave therapy for your horse2 months

What is shockwave? Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive, nonsurgical therapy for chronic and painful orthopaedic conditions.  ESWT is performed using a portable machine that sends out pressure waves to a specific site within the injured tissue. It …Read More

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Preparing for your Equine Vet’s visit3 months

As busy equine vets, we love it when our clients are prepared for their appointment. Here are some tips for keeping us on time and keeping your bill tidy. Catch your horse Many easy to catch horses know what our …Read More

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Is your horse at risk of tetanus?3 months

The honest answer is I don’t know. To know the answer we need to understand a little about this terrifying disease which infects our horses. When we think of infectious diseases we think about viruses like colds and flu that …Read More

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Equine Dental Examinations – What to expect3 months

Dental disease in horses was reported as early as the Romans but it wasn’t until recent times that a real focus on research into equine dentistry began. Much of this coincided with the increased availability of horse sedatives which allow …Read More