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In 2018 the government announced that all horses, ponies and donkeys are legally required to be microchipped by October 2020.

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Choke is one of the most common emergencies equine vets attend and the team at Ridings Equine Vets have seen an increase in cases over the last few weeks. Here is a list of the most common things the cases that we see are choking on and some tips on how to avoid it happening to your horse.

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Choke is a common equine emergency and the team at Ridings Equine Vets have been seeing a spike of cases over the last few weeks. While the majority of chokes are straightforward it is vital horse owners are aware what to do if their horse has choke to avoid any potentially fatal complications.

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This weekend we have seen further relaxation of the COVID-19 government guidance with the opening of pubs, bars and restaurants. It would almost seem to many that the threat of corona virus has gone away…. but the fact is the virus still remains and it is important that horse owners remain vigilant and continue to take sensible precautions against corona virus. Here are some useful suggestions:

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Do you know your flu vaccination rules for competitions? Lots have changed recently, and different organisations have rules that do not match. In some cases some venues have different rules too!

I’ve put together a list of organisations and their current rules for vaccination – many of you will already know about these if you attend their events, but please check if you are not sure!

This is not a complete list but I’ve summarised Pony Club, Riding Club, BD, BSJA, BE and FEI below.

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This weeks blog has been inspired by the several eye cases we’ve had over the last few weeks! We’ll go through some of the common eye conditions we see and why it is so important for them to be checked by a vet….

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According to recent studies over 50% of horses in the UK are overweight. I can easily believe this as myself and the team at Ridings Equine Vets take our role in educating horse owners about weight loss very seriously. It’s not an easy task to get horses to lose weight and sometimes it may seem like there is no reward for such hard efforts. So I thought it would be useful to look at some of the problems that overweight horses are more likely to suffer from…

Equine Choke

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We regularly see horses with choke – including a couple recently, so here is some information for anyone who wants to know more!
What is choke?
Choke is any condition – usually a blockage – that stops food and saliva passing

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The gastroscopy clinics will be on the 21st and 31st of January and cost £100 including sedation (and VAT!) – to book your horse in please phone/text us on 07747 771182 or email us at info@ridingsequinevets.co.uk

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2020 is just around the corner! Every year we make new year resolutions which invariably last a few weeks then they are forgotten! This year, instead of resolutions I’m making a plan. I’m going to plan how I can make sure my two horses Charlie and Clover have a healthy, sound and peak performing year