New Equine Flu Vaccination rules from 1st January 2024

Did you know that Equine Influenza (flu) vaccination rules have changed for many of the equestrian disciplines from 1st January 2024?  This includes the disciplines that fall under British Equestrian (BEF) (British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping), The Pony Club, British Riding Clubs and other organisations.  Also, some venues will have their own rules, […]

Now is the time of year to plan management for horses with sweet itch

Sweet itch is a frustrating condition caused by hypersensitivity to salivary proteins produced by culicoides midges. Affected horses typically are worst affected around the mane and tail regions, with hair loss, scabbing and sores forming. Some horses can display more generalised itching. Most treatments available are only partially effective and good management of sweet itch-prone […]

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours We wish all our clients and their horses and ponies a very happy and healthy Christmas! Should you need to contact one of our vets over the festive period our services will be available 24 hours a day for all emergencies, as usual, by calling us on 01722 741188.  […]

Zorro heads to London International Horse Show

You know Christmas isn’t far away when it’s the start of London International Horse Show, which takes place from 13-18 December. This end of year celebration of all things equestrian combines serious competition with lots of festive fun, including masterclasses, demonstrations – and, of course, The Defender Shetland Pony Grand National. Client Mandy Shepherd’s Shetland […]

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 […]

Diva shows her talents in the Dressage Arena

When our client Ben James bought warmblood mare Diva three years ago, it was with a future career as a broodmare in mind rather than as a dressage horse.  That plan changed when he realised how talented she was.  Spotting potential Diva had been backed and ridden as a 4 year old and then did […]

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 […]

Pinkham Equine pleased to renew our support at Portman Point-to-Point

Pinkham Equine Team at Portman Point to Point

Last Sunday (12th November) we were pleased to renew our support of the Portman Point to Point in Dorset, where members of the Pinkham Equine team enjoyed an afternoon of competitive racing.  Emma Hill, Rebekah McFarling, Pippa East and Emma Bowden represented the practice in judging the Best Turned Out award for three of the […]

Bengal delights owner Fay Lai as he returns to full work following surgery

We’re delighted that Bengal, who belongs to Grand Prix dressage rider and Pinkham Equine client Fay Lai, is now back in full work following surgery earlier this year to remove bone spurs from both forelegs. After undergoing 3 months of careful rehabbing under the watchful eye of our vet Rich Bristow, who oversees the vet […]