Articles by Sarah Hunter BVetMed MRCVS

Can I catch diseases from my horse?
Horses
Can I catch diseases from my horse?
When your horse is ill, you may be so concerned about trying to get them better that you don’t think about your own health. However, there are a number of diseases that can be spread from horses to humans. These are know…
September 14, 2021 • 35 shares
What to do if my horse gets
Horses
What to do if my horse gets "The Thumps"?
What is “The Thumps”? The Thumps, more technically known as Synchronous Diaphragmatic Flutter is the excitation of the diaphragm. It’s similar to hiccups in humans and can be seen as twitching or spasms of one or both fl…
August 18, 2021 • 30 shares
Is shockwave therapy for horses worth it?
Horses
Is shockwave therapy for horses worth it?
What is shockwave therapy? Despite its name, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is not a form of electric shock, it actually involves high-energy sound waves. It’s increasingly offered to horses - but why? And does…
July 16, 2021 • 28 shares
My dog is acting drunk, what’s wrong?
Dogs
My dog is acting drunk, what’s wrong?
Seeing your dog acting strange or wobbly can be quite distressing. There are a number of things that may cause an appearance of drunkenness. In this article, we're going to explore some of the most common of these. But m…
June 8, 2021 • 15 shares
Do horses get heatstroke?
Horses
Do horses get heatstroke?
Although we don’t see the high temperatures in the UK that would be common in other countries, our horses can still suffer from heatstroke. So it is important to be aware of the signs and what to do if it occurs.
May 31, 2021
Can a pony recover from a rotated pedal bone?
Horses
Can a pony recover from a rotated pedal bone?
Laminitis is a painful disease which causes the tissues within the hoof to become inflamed. The laminae, which are the sensitive tissues inside the hoof wall become weakened and stretched. During this process, the pedal…
April 27, 2021 • 7 shares
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