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Preparing for your Equine Vet’s visit2 weeks

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?2 weeks

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 expect1 month

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

Dapper’s Dramatic Rescue5 months

On the first wet morning in Waeranga in a while, the fire sirens were sounding and a call came into Franklin Vets Te Kauwhata clinic for a horse that was stuck in a drain and needing sedating before it could be …Read More

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The most common disease in horses8 months

Do you know 5 horses? Did you know that on average 1 out of every 5 of those horses (across variable age, breed, and career) will have a painful condition affecting their everyday life? You’re probably thinking problems like colic, …Read More

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Mild winter + hot spring = bug paradise!9 months

This year we’re getting a lot of queries about mini invaders on horses. Most of us are familiar with the appearance of ticks but this year there are also a few lice about. With early summer-like conditions, small biting flies …Read More

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The danger time for laminitis prone horses & ponies9 months

Spring has sprung, which means the grass is growing and sunny days are ahead of us! The grass is also excited about the seasons changing and has a particularly high sugar content this time of the year, which can be …Read More

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Pre-Foaling Examinations1 year

Foaling season is here and it can be a very nervous time, especially for first time breeders. There are a few simple things that can be done to optimize your broodmare’s health, foal’s health and your own health! Having the …Read More

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Foaling1 year

There are a few options for foaling a mare. The first question to answer is if you want to foal your mare at home or in a stud situation. Stud A stud situation is good for several reasons. Reputable studs …Read More

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Pregnant Mare Management in Autumn/Winter1 year

Management of your broodmare through the autumn and winter is usually a quiet time. However, there are a few points that are important. The basics are still important and with a pregnant mare you are taking care of the mare …Read More

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Preparing your broodmare for spring1 year

We are all getting sick of the rain, cold and mud so it is hard to start thinking about warmer weather, foals being born and re-breeding our mares. Here are just a few tips for preparing your broodmare for the …Read More