How to tell if you have a sick foal?

How to tell if you have a sick foal? Breeding horses is a long and expensive process so it's vital that you recognise if you have a sick foal. In this Hey Doc tutorial Dr Leigh will discuss what a normal foal looks like and how to recognise if you have a sick foal. The [...]

Oestrus manipulation in fillies and mares

Oestrus manipulation in fillies and mares Many vets recommend the use of altrenogest products for oestrus manipulation in fillies and mares who have behavioural problems that are thought to be linked to the reproductive cycle. This treatment is particularly relevant and useful in racing and competition mares who might otherwise be referred to as "stroppy [...]

Colic symptoms in horses

Colic symptoms in horses One of the scariest and deadliest problems horse owners and carers must deal with is colic. Knowing what colic symptoms are in horses is absolutely vital. If you know your horse's normal vital signs, then you will recognise colic symptoms and be on the alert for other problems. In this talk Dr [...]

Colic In Horses

Learn all about colic in horses: Signs, Causes and Treatment Colic in horses is one of the worst fears we can have as a horse owner.  Truth be told it's not too pleasant for us vets either! When a horse starts to show colic symptoms our blood pressure rises and we have that deep profound [...]

What Are The Signs Of Laminitis In Horses?

What Are The Signs Of Laminitis In Horses? Do you want to ensure that you don't miss the subtle signs of laminitis in horses? One of the biggest fears as a horse owner is laminitis, vets also share this fear because once a horse has a laminitic episode, it will likely trouble the horse for [...]

Hendra Vaccine – Why Is It So Important?

Hendra Vaccine - Why Is It So Important? Hendra is a virus that has caused death in both people and horses. To date, the equine vaccine has been extremely successful at preventing this disease, with no vaccinated horse succumbing to the virus.  In this article, we describe Hendra and discuss the vaccine and why it [...]

Signs That Indicate That Your Pet Is In Pain

  No one likes seeing their pet in pain, but how can we tell that they are in pain? Take a look at these tips to get a better understanding if your pet is behaving weirdly due to being in pain. What Is Normal Behaviour? To be able to recognise pain in our animals, we [...]