Emergency vet care for your pet

Most common pet health conditions that require emergency vet care Did you know that up to 40% of visits to the veterinarian could be avoided? There are many conditions that pets get that can be treated and helped by veterinary consult via an online telemedicine consult without the hassle and expense of a trip [...]

Choke in horses

Choking in horses - how to recognise and what to do While not particularly common, choking in horses when it occurs can be a very alarming condition to deal with. Thankfully, unlike humans who stop breathing when they choke, this isn't the case with horses. It is important to move quickly and get [...]

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 [...]

When do we worry about bumps on skin?

When do we worry about lumps and bumps on skin of our pets? As you have probably heard me say before, prevention is better than cure, well in this circumstance we might not be able to prevent, but we can certainly look out for and act immediately when we see lumps and bumps on skin [...]

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 [...]

Equine Wound Care – How To Prevent Proud Flesh

We see the blood....our hearts sink. Horse wounds are a horse owner's worst nightmare.  We all hear the horror stories of how long wounds take to heal, the money it costs, not to mention how trying to prevent proud flesh is nearly a full time job in itself. There are so many wives tales, potions [...]