We’ve had one of the coldest wettest springs I can remember and the weather has really slowed the onset of spring grass. Over the next few weeks when the temperatures rise we are likely to see a sudden rush of spring grass which could be disastrous for horses and ponies at risk of laminitis. Here’s some tips to help avoid your horse or pony suffering this dreadful disease this spring:
Did you know that there are certain factors which may increase the risk of colic in your horse, pony or donkey? In around 70% of colic cases, the diagnosis is either a spasmodic/gas colic, or no cause is identified.
Spring has finally made an appearance, it may be short lived now but I’m choosing to ignore the ‘beast from the east round 3’ rumour that is circulating.
Pre-purchase exams are a detailed examination of a horse you are looking to buy – we run through a number of set checks which include:
Finding out your horse has Equine Cushings Disease can be difficult and one of the biggest problems our clients have is getting their horses to eat the Prascend. Many horses will take it for a short period then stop and others can sense it a mile off. What works for one horse may not work for another so we’ve put together a list of suggestions to try if you’re having problems getting your horse to take the tablets. Starting with the easiest…
Seeing a horse choke can be very distressing for owners and it is a common reason for us vets being called out to an emergency. Todays blog aims to explain why horses get choke, what the signs are and how both you as owners and us as vets can help prevent and manage this condition.
Ridings Equine Vets are looking for a new member to join our office team. Based in Darrington near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
Do you know why it is so important to get your horses teeth checked regularly by a suitably qualified person? And who is suitably qualified and what are they looking for? What role does sedation play? All these questions and more are answered in todays blog. Anna x