Articles About Horses

Choke In Horses

How To Treat Choke In Horses Choke in horses occurs when food matter becomes stuck within the oesophagus and does not pass through into the stomach. While not particularly common, it can be a very alarming condition to witness and deal with when it does occur. Thankfully, unlike humans who will actually stop [...]

How To Tell If A Foal Is Sick

How To Tell If A Foal Is Sick 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. [...]

Dental Caries In Horses – How To Prevent Holes In Teeth

Dental Caries In Horses - How To Prevent Holes In Teeth Dental caries in horses are not as uncommon as you may think. Horses do get cavities and they are just as prone to these as us humans. A hole in a tooth is called a carie and in this Hey Doc tutorial [...]

Hey Doc: Equine Dentistry With Equine Dental Vet Dr Olivia James

Equine Dentistry: How To Care For Your Horse's Teeth In this tutorial, Dr Leigh speaks with equine dental vet Dr Olivia James BVSc(hons) MANZCVSc (Eq dentistry) Diplomate ICEVO CMAVA of Australian Veterinary Equine Dentistry, all about equine dentistry. Horses differ from us and many other animals in that their teeth continually erupt. This means [...]

Oestrus Manipulation In Fillies And Mares

Oestrus Manipulation For Fillies And Mares With Behavioural Issues Moody problem mares can create huge frustration for owners, riders and trainers alike. Trying to diagnose the real issue can be time-consuming and expensive. Understanding the mare's reproductive cycle and what normal oestrus behaviour looks like during this time is one of the first [...]

Hey Doc: Breeding Your Mare: Horse Breeding Tips

Breeding Your Mare: Tutorial With Dr Simon Robinson In this Hey Doc tutorial Dr Leigh speaks with guest, specialist equine reproduction vet Dr Simon Robinson from Victorian Equine Group, all about horse breeding tips for breeding your mare. Many of us would love to breed a foal so if this is you, take [...]

Hey Doc: Ask Dr Leigh Free Vet Advice

Hey Doc: Ask Dr Leigh Free Vet Advice Do you have a burning question about your animal's health that you want answered? On the first Tuesday of every month Dr Leigh answers your questions for free in the series Hey Doc: Ask The Vet With Dr Leigh series. You're free to ask any question about [...]

Lumps & Bumps On Skin – When Do We Worry?

When Do We Worry About Lumps & Bumps On 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: Tutorial 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 [...]

Colic In Horses

Colic In Horses: Signs, Causes and Treatment The fear of finding your horse with colic is just as bad as a nightmare. Truth be told it's not too pleasant for us vets either! When a horse starts to show signs of colic our blood pressure rises and the deep profound worry sets in: [...]