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Emergency transport - what's your plan?

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

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Gastroscopy clinic!

***£100 gastroscopy offer***

Friday 9th November 2018 @ Stapleton, Darrington

Did you know...?

The only way to definitively diagnose equine gastric ulcers is by gastroscopy...

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Farewell Anna!

Last week we said a fond farewell to our lovely Anna. Anna joined the practice in August 2016 and we knew she was special from the day she came for an interview

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Essential guide to autumn worming

The nights are drawing in and the mornings are feeling fresher, winter is just around the corner which means it’s time to think about your autumn worming plan.

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Liver disease - do you know the signs?

Liver disease in horses is relatively common, however there are many different potential underlying causes. As in humans, a horse's liver has huge reserve capacity.

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Should I clip my horse?

I’m not sure what’s happened but all of a sudden, my pony seems to have turned into a woolly mammoth!

Having hairy horses during winter is inevitable, if you don’t do much ridden work it often won’t become a problem.

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To rug or not to rug - that is the question

It’s that difficult time of year when its warm during the day but going off quite cool at night. This puts us in a difficult situation with management, specifically with regards rugging.

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Summer Hoof Care

The old saying ‘no foot no horse’ couldn’t be more true and this time of year we are seeing a lot of lame horses due to foot problems. It looks like the long dry spell has come to an end

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Are you worried about a hay shortage?

2018 has been a record breaking summer due to the weather, and it’s not over yet. The long hot dry spell has led to many horse owners worrying about hay and straw shortages this winter.

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Fly Protection - My Top Tips

Has anyone else noticed an increase in the number of flies over the past week or so? I think the small amount of rain we have had, although much needed for the fields, has potentially caused fly numbers to increase.

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Worried about Gastric Ulcers?

What are gastric ulcers?

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is a relatively common condition which affects a horse’s stomach lining. They occur due to a breakdown in the stomachs natural ability to protect itself from acid, which is constantly excreted as part of normal digestion.