Colic! It’s not a surprise really when 1 in 3 of emergency call outs are due to colic, so it really is worth thinking about what you would do in an emergency. Colic can be a devastating thing as it comes on so quickly and the horse may be otherwise very healthy. Luckily 8/10 cases are mild and non-critical and these can be treated by your vet at your yard.
There are many different types of training aids on the market and many different opinions on them too! This blog will hopefully give you a little more insight on what you should do if you are considering using them.
Training aids are most commonly used for the following reasons –
Well we are finally have some frost and even some snow in Yorkshire this week! It’s been very cold and the mud seems to be just about everywhere now. Changing conditions make it difficult for the foot to adapt quickly we are seeing a lots of conditions related to the weather such as foot abscesses, hoof wall cracks and thrush.
For everyone who came to our client night in December – you will be aware of how important controlling equine influenza (flu) is – we now have an update for 2019 flu cases: with four UK outbreaks diagnosed already
The nights may be drawing out (yes, they really are!) but warm weather still feels very far away! Horse’s are much more prone to injuries at this time of year, here’s why:
A weekend on call reminded me recently of the importance of our clients having a plan on transporting their horse or pony in an emergency situation. Is it something you have thought about? Would you have transport available if your vet advised your horse needed moving urgently to a veterinary clinic, or referring as an emergency to an equine hospital? I remember when
***£100 gastroscopy offer***
Friday 9th November 2018 @ Stapleton, Darrington
Did you know…?
The only way to definitively diagnose equine gastric ulcers is by gastroscopy…