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What makes dogs lame, and how can they be helped?
Why is a lame dog lame? The obvious, but incorrect, answer to the question is 'because it has a sore leg'. The correct answer is more complicated, but also quite obvious when you think about it. Firstly, what is a lamene…
April 27, 2015 • 5 shares • 6 comments
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The Drugs Don't Work - Or Do They?
Today I put to sleep a lovely old Collie owned by a lovely man. It was definitely the right decision, the dog was really struggling on his legs and had become very depressed and withdrawn. This is a common senario and ve…
July 30, 2013 • 88 shares
Horses
The Kinder Cut - Castration of horses
This is the time of year when people start to look at their cute little foals, and suddenly realise they're starting to grow up fast... As a result, it’s also when we start to get phone calls from people to talk about ge…
January 31, 2013 • 26 shares • 19 comments
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
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 • 8 shares • 4 comments
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