How To Get Rid Of Rain Scald In Horses – Treatment And Prevention

How To Get Rid Of Rain Scald In Horses - Treatment And Prevention Rain rot is a common skin condition of horses living in regions with high rainfall that often results in hair loss, lameness and loss of performance. Other common names for it include: greasy heel, mud fever, rain scald, or dermatophilosis. This type [...]

Heat Stroke In Dogs & Cats: Signs & Prevention

Heat Stroke In Dogs & Cats: Signs, Treatment & Prevention Heat stress in an animal occurs when its body can't dissipate heat and its core temperature increases above normal. When the weather is super hot or there is very high humidity we need to recognise the signs of heatstroke/heat stress in dogs, cats and other [...]

Horse Fitness And Training Guidelines

Horse Fitness And Training Guidelines The key to implementing and maintaining a horse fitness training program is to keep the horse both physically and mentally sound. Regardless of 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 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: [...]

What Joint Supplements Are Best For My Dog, Cat Or Horse

Best Joint Supplements For My Dog, Cat Or Horse We often take joint supplements for ourselves, so when our pets or horses become a little slow, painful or arthritic, we'd like to do the same for them. Due to licensing laws, many supplements don't need to meet the same rigors of scientific testing [...]

How To Handle Grief When An Animal Dies

How To Handle Grief When An Animal Dies Our pets are a huge and significant part of family life for many of us. So when they pass, the grief we feel can be as devastating as that of losing a close member of our human family. There would be few of us around [...]