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What is EGUS and how are ulcers treated in horses?
Horses
What is EGUS and how are ulcers treated in horses?
If you haven’t heard of EGUS before, it stands for Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. This is what other horse owners refer to, when they say that their horse has ulcers. It can be pretty nasty and very uncomfortable f…
May 15, 2021
How much food does a laminitic pony actually need?
Horses
How much food does a laminitic pony actually need?
Laminitis can be a very painful, even life-threatening condition for some ponies. Once diagnosed, further testing may be recommended to check for underlying conditions that predispose the pony to getting laminitis; these…
May 8, 2021
What is equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and how is it treated?
Common Conditions
What is equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and how is it treated?
What is EMS? EMS is a condition in which we see insulin dysregulation (basically poor control of insulin) in association with the typical signs of fat accumulation, increased body condition and a tendency for laminitis.
May 7, 2021
Caring for older horses and ponies
Horses
Caring for older horses and ponies
These days it's pretty common for horses and ponies to live well into their twenties and even beyond. With the advancements we make in equine care and veterinary medicine, we are able to maximise their health and welfare…
May 4, 2021 • 2 shares
What is PPID and how is it treated in horses?
Common Conditions
What is PPID and how is it treated in horses?
PPID stands for Pars Pituitary Intermedia Dysfunction. It is the correct veterinary term for what is commonly referred to as equine Cushing’s disease. Over the last few decades, our understanding of PPID has progressed s…
April 29, 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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