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Brace yourselves…the saddles are...

It’s been a sunny, lazy summer in the field for my good self. Between napping and maintaining a steady grass-to-mouth ratio, I have become well-padded, and somewhat complacent. Thus the woman has had quite a gentle run of it – although it’s only...

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Be alert for signs...

Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS) can affect any type of horse or foal in any environment. If your horse is displaying any unusual signs such as poor appetite, body condition and performance, changes in attitude or acute, recurrent colic it’s im...

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Is Your Horse Fit...

With the hunting season nearly upon us, thinking about your horse’s fitness is extremely important. A fit and well- conditioned horse will have reduced chance of injury and a higher chance of looking and feeling great at the end of the season. Exper...

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A third of horses...

During this year’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) 38% of horses were recorded as suffering from health problems and of these a third (32.9%) were categorised as lame. Consistent with previous surveys lameness was shown to be more likely to be caus...

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Sarcoids in horses –...

A 3 year old sporthorse filly was presented at Greenmount Veterinary Clinic. She had developed 6 sarcoids within 3 months of developing the first sarcoid. The mare had become dull and due to the location of the sarcoids could not be broken in. The owner w...

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Sarcoids in horses

Sarcoids are by far the most common skin cancer in horses with some reporting them to account for 90% (results spanning from 36-90%) of all skin neoplasms in horses.  They affect all equids and all breeds with no age or sex predisposition. There are nume...

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Free equine dentistry research...

Proficiency in equine dentistry is becoming a standard requirement in practice and there has been significant progression in knowledge and techniques in recent years. To support the continuing advancements in this field the Equine Veterinary Journal has r...

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Hard Core!!!

Core strength… if you haven’t heard whisperings of it, read something about it, or been told you need to improve it, you must live a life of blissful isolation (or have very polite friends), as it’s been something of a buzz term recently. Our rider ...

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Would You Know If...

As we prepare to celebrate the seventh annual Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day on Saturday, September 17th, we ask “Would You Know If Someone Was Suffering From A Concussion?” Did you know that the average amount of traumat...

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Zoetis helps VETS with...

Thanks in part to support from Zoetis, nine intrepid motor biking veterinary specialists from the UK have raised funds to vaccinate hundreds of horses in a remote South African region against African Horse Sickness (AHS). The initiative took place in Augu...