Equine Factsheets

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  • Acute Eye Injuries
    Horses’ eyes are easily damaged as their position on the head means they are at risk when the horse ...
  • Arthritis
    Arthritis is a disorder of the joints, characterised by the degeneration and loss of the cartilage c...
  • Bruised Sole
    TogetherA bruised sole is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. Direct trauma or inju...
  • Caring For The Older Horse
    The life span of our horses is increasing:approximately 29% of the UK horse population are older tha...
  • Dental Care - Advanced
    All horses should receive routine dental care at least once a year to prevent sharp enamel points fo...
  • Dental Care - Routine
    Dentistry is an essential and important part of the health care of your horse. Your horse’s teeth sh...
  • Epistaxis
    Epistaxis is a clinical term which simply means nose bleeds. This may be from one or both nostrils a...
  • Euthansia
    The decision to euthanase a horse may be the most difficult faced by an owner.In addition to the emo...
  • First Aid Managememnt of Wounds
    W ounds are very common injuries in equines and it is vital for the horse owner to be able to evalua...
  • Foot Abscess
    TogetherAlso known as pus in the foot, this condition is very commonly seen in horses, ponies and do...
  • Grass Sickness
    TogetherEquine grass sickness (EGS) has been recognised in this country since the early 1900’s. It i...
  • Hoof Cracks
    Hoof cracks can occur in all breeds of horses and ponies and can be a significant cause of foot prob...
  • Laminitis
    Laminitis, in its simplest form, is inflammation of the sensitive layers (laminae) of the hoof resul...
  • Obesity
    TogetherThere has been a lot of media attention regarding human obesity and it is no surprise that b...
  • Rain Scald
    TogetherRain scald is a condition generally found during autumn and winter months and affects the sk...
  • Recurrent Airway Obstruction
    TogetherRecurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is an environmentally-induced, non-infectious, non-contag...
  • Remidial Farriery
    TogetherMechanically the foot has three main functions; shock absorption, support and grip when the ...
  • Ringworm
    Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin.
  • Sheath Care for Geldings
    The sheath of a gelding or stallion protects the penis when it is not extruded for urination or bree...
  • Vaccinations Against Flu & Tetanus
    Vaccinations protect your horse against life-threatening diseases such as tetanus, and diseases that...
  • Wolf Teeth
    XLWolf teeth are small peglike teeth that sit just in front of the first cheek teeth of horses. They...