horse teeth

Equine Dental Examinations – What to expect2 years

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 …Read More

Dapper’s Dramatic Rescue2 years

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 …Read More

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The most common disease in horses2 years

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) …Read More

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Mild winter + hot spring = bug paradise!2 years

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 …Read More

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The danger time for laminitis prone horses & ponies2 years

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 …Read More

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Pre-Foaling Examinations3 years

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 …Read More

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Foaling3 years

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 …Read More

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Pregnant Mare Management in Autumn/Winter3 years

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 …Read More

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Preparing your broodmare for spring3 years

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 …Read More


Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)3 years

Previously known as Equine Cushing’s Disease, PPID is a common hormonal dysfunction in horses. It can affect as many as 1 in 5 horses and …Read More

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What happens if my foal is born with an extra foot?3 years

It has often been said that if there is “no foot, then there is no horse.” What this means is that horses do not cope …Read More