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Horses
Competition Vetting
Like everyone I know, I was glued to the Olympics - great job Team GB, especially our first Dressage and Show Jumping medals for a long time! However, I wonder how many people think about the infrastructure and planning…
September 11, 2012
Horses
Part 3: Surgical Colic
As we saw in the previous part of this series, Medical colics are those which can be managed medically, usually on the yard. However, about 1 in 10 cases of colic require emergency referral to an equine hospital for surg…
July 26, 2012 • 7 shares
Horses
Colic: Part 2: Medical Colics
In my last piece, I looked at how the vet will examine a horse with colic. Following this, and using all the information from the history and workup, he or she has to decide if the colic is Medical or Surgical. The terms…
June 22, 2012 • 3 shares
Horses
Colic: Part 1: Diagnosis and Workup
It's something all horse owners dread - colic. However, colic is a symptom, not a disease in its own right, and has a wide range of different causes. This is the first in a three-part series where I'll be looking at coli…
June 14, 2012 • 24 shares
Horses
Looking after the Older Horse
When I was training as a vet, a 20 year old horse was considered really quite old. Now, however, I regularly find myself working with healthy horses in their late twenties and thirties - even a few that go on into their…
April 19, 2012 • 5 shares • 4 comments
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