Ridings Vets Photo Shoot

What does it mean if your horse has a positive blood test for strangles? Here we explain what the results mean and what to do next.

Ridings Vets Photo Shoot

One of the most common questions I get asked when clients are considering buying a horse is whether they should get a 2 stage vetting (pre purchase examination) or a 5 stage vetting. In this blog post I will describe the differences.

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A ‘vetting’ or pre-purchase examination is typically carried out before a new owner purchases a horse, to ensure that it is fit for purpose and healthy.

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The idea of soaking hay for horses has been around for some time, but there is much confusion in the length of time hay should be soaked for and the methods available to soak it.

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Winter brings with it an assortment of weather; gales, snow, sleet and invariably rain that goes sideways. Protecting your horse from the harsh weather at this time of year is very important.

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We are delighted to have been nominated for ‘Vet of the Year’ as part of the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2014.

The day kicks off early as I need to get to Womersley to my first call. I’m booked in to sedate for a dentist and when I arrive on the yard I’m pleased to see it’s Robin Earnshaw. I have a lot of respect for Robin as a dentist and he’s also a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT).

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This week I had a message from a face-book follower that had managed to secure herself a place at Edinburgh University to study to be a vet! I was thrilled for her!

My alarm goes off at 6.45am and I get up, leaving susie in bed, usually on her back with her paws in the air in the middle of a very exciting doggy dream.

Choke!

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Choke! So last weekend I saw my third case of choke in a week! All 3 cases exactly the same, horses had been given some food after exercise as a ‘thank you’ for working hard.