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Category: Caring for your horse

Operations: caring for your horse before and after surgery

There may be an occasion when your horse will need to undergo surgery, this may be for emergency or for an elective procedure such as castration. …

Nosebleed (epistaxis)

Epistaxis means bleeding from the nose and is relatively common in horses. If your horse has a nosebleed dont panic! The nasal passages are full …

Normal parameters and vital signs

Knowing what your horses normal vital signs are is very important as these can be a very good indicator of how your horse is feeling and if he …

Identification – keeping your horse safe

Owning a horse is a big responsibility and just like any pet, they soon become part of the family and it would be terrible if they got lost or …

Eye problems

The horse’s eye is large and lies in a prominent and somewhat unprotected position in the skull. Given the horse’s propensity of flight …

Exercise intolerance/poor performance testing

If your horse isn’t performing to the best of its ability, there may be an underlying …

Equine Cushing’s disease

Equine Cushing’s disease is a condition of senior horses (over 15 years of age) of all types – ponies commonly seem to be predisposed …

Emergencies – when to call the vet

Every owner will at some time have to deal with an emergency involving their horse. It is …

Coping with the loss of a pet

Pets often become beloved members of the family, and when they die, the loss can be very traumatic. From hamsters, to cats, dogs, horses and everything …

Choosing a vet for your horse

Everyone who owns a pet will, at some point, need to take it to see a vet, whether it be for …