Equine Emergencies: when should you call the vet?

As an owner, when your horse requires urgent veterinary attention, it can be a worrying time. There are a number of emergency situations that require immediate attention from a vet. These include, amongst others, colic, haemorrhaging (profuse bleeding), collapse, dystocia (difficulty foaling) and fractures.  We’ve put together some useful information and tips to help make the […]

Impaction Colic

As it gets colder, our vets see an increase in the number of cases of impaction colic. Impactions are often linked to increased time spent stabled, particularly where this represents a change in routine for the horse or pony.  The combination of a reduction in physical activity and reduced water content in their feed (hay […]

A Can of Worms…

Worm control in horses is becoming a real cause for concern in the UK, with increased resistance reported for most currently available anthelmintics (‘wormers’). For many years it was rare to see clinical disease associated with worm infestation, but over the past few years it has again become increasingly common. Together as vets and horse […]

Winter Management of your Horse

As winter approaches, the prospect of managing our horses during months of poor weather and the shorter days of winter make us all long for the warmer days of spring. The drop in temperature, muddy paddocks, the reduced availability of forage and the lack of daylight hours for riding all carry their challenges. The importance […]

Atypical Myopathy

Once ingested, HGA causes the muscles to breakdown, which leads to symptoms such as muscle tremors, high respiratory rate and dyspnoea (difficulty breathing), muscle weakness and stiffness, and recumbency. Myoglobinuria is another common sign that causes the urine to turn dark red or brown due to the products of the muscle breakdown being released into […]