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Are we over rugging our horses and ponies?
Horses
Are we over rugging our horses and ponies?
Rugs are used to keep horses warm and dry in the winter and to prevent them from getting dirty so that we have less grooming to do. But do horses really need to wear rugs, and are we using them too much? …
March 20, 2021
What is PSSM in horses?
Horses
What is PSSM in horses?
Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) is a disease in horses that causes glycogen (the stored form of glucose) to build up in the muscles. Usually, glycogen is stored in the body and converted to energy as and when it i…
March 18, 2021
Why do horses get hoof abscesses and how are they treated?
Common Conditions
Why do horses get hoof abscesses and how are they treated?
Foot abscesses can be excruciating for horses, in fact, they can make the horse so lame that it can look like the horse has broken his leg! But why do they happen and what can be done about them?…
February 23, 2021 • 6 shares
'Tis the season to get mud fever!
Common Health Problems
'Tis the season to get mud fever!
Uh-oh… ‘tis the season to get mud-fever! Mud fever - or "Pastern dermatitis" - was traditionally been considered to be caused by Dermatophilus congolensis, a gram-positive, facultative anaerobic actinomycete… now you hav…
February 2, 2021 • 88 shares
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
News and Comment
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
With the New Year fireworks about to begin, we assembled a panel to discuss the problems that fireworks post for animals and animal welfare. Joining me (David Harris BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS, from VetHelpDirect) are…
December 31, 2020 • 25 shares
Equine Flu Outbreak - what do you need to know?
Horses
Equine Flu Outbreak - what do you need to know?
Once again, the UK has been hit by an outbreak of infectious disease - but this time it’s horses that are affected. As a result, the headlines are full of “Horse Flu!!!” stories, racecourses are closed, and some people a…
February 11, 2019 • 2 shares • 6 comments
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