Equine topics

  • 10th January 2012
    It’s the time of year when many owners are eagerly anticipating the arrival of new foals on the yard. In most cases the birth will be straightforward – the regular dead-of-night watch will be...
  • 10th January 2012
    The small redworm, or cyathostome species of worm are the most common of the endoparasites which affect horses. Historically, the risk of picking up infective larvae from grazing land has been...
  • 10th January 2012
    Most horse owners think of the bot fly as an irritating insect buzzing around horses during the late summer and laying sticky eggs on their coats. However, surprisingly the majority of a bot fly’s...
  • 10th January 2012
    Autumn is nearly upon us and with it a new set of challenges in horse care, from the risk of laminitis with a late surge in grass growth to the danger of colic. Colic in horses is defined generally...
  • 10th January 2012
    A surprising number of horses in the UK are carrying a significant tapeworm burden, despite being regularly wormed. Infestations of redworm and roundworm have long been associated with colic, but the...
  • 10th January 2012
    Before we fly head-long into the winter months, it’s worth taking stock of stable management so that horses glowing with good summer health, maintain the benefits as the days grow shorter. With...
  • 10th January 2012
    Summer is upon us, and whilst we all enjoy meeting up with friends to go hacking, competing, or even taking our horses on holiday, these are all activities which can open the doors to a whole host of...
  • 10th January 2012
    Flies, mosquitoes and midges are all active through the summer months, hatching and pestering our horses. Not only are they very annoying, but many can carry diseases which although not currently...
  • 10th January 2012
    An estimated 600,000 horses and ponies are not protected against equine flu, or the killer disease tetanus. If yours is one of them, now is the time to act. It is incredibly important to...
  • 10th January 2012
    It’s a very rare rider that doesn’t encounter some sort of joint problem in their horse at some stage. Horses’ legs are delicately built – especially considering what we ask...