Colic risk factors

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.


Getting back into the swing of things

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.


Ten tips to help fussy eaters take Prascend

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...


Help my horse is choking!!

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.


Equine Veterinary Receptionist

Ridings Equine Vets are looking for a new member to join our office team. Based in Darrington near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

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Straight from the horse's mouth

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

A little motivation to get us to Spring...

A little motivation to get us to Spring...

I don’t know about anybody else, but I find it so difficult to stay motivated throughout winter!?

Those 5:30am alarms, wet gloves, frozen fingers, lack of turnout and the issues that come hand in hand with that.


8 Tips for Winter Weight Gain in Horses

Many horse owners are struggling this time of year to maintain weight and condition in their horses and ponies. Ridings Equine Vets have put together a list of suggestions of feeds that can help owners achieve weight gain in their horses.