Basics of horse fitness and training guidelines

Basics of horse fitness and training guidelines Whether you are a pleasure rider or an elite rider, a racehorse trainer or jockey, understanding the basics of horse fitness and training will improve the well being and longevity of your horse by keeping them injury free.  The basis of any fitness training program whether it [...]

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 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 Joint Supplements Are Best For My Dog, Cat Or Horse

What Joint Supplements Are Best For My Cat, Dog Or Horse In this video Dr Leigh discusses joint supplements and what active ingredients have evidence to show that they work. Avoid wasting your money on products that don't work. In this video Dr Leigh talks about glucosamine, chondroitin, green-lipped muscle and pentosan. If you have [...]

How To Handle Grief When An Animal Dies

How To Handle Grief When An Animal Dies Grief. There would be few of us that haven't experienced this enormous emotion that is grief. It can be a very vulnerable time for not only the person experiencing the grief but all of those in this person's life. How we share and channel our grief can [...]

Pinworms in horses and how to get rid of them

Pinworms In Horses - A Pain In The Bum Arrrrgh, could it be pinworms? Your horse has scratched his bottom so much that the head of his tail is bald! This is a disaster! The likely problem in a horse with an itchy bottom is pinworms. Pinworms in horses is a very common problem and [...]

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