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Respiratory tract health

Does your horse cough at the beginning of an exercise session? Do you often find accumulations of mucus outside your horse’s stable door? These subtle signs can indicate lung inflammation.

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What is MRI commonly used for?

The scanner is specifically designed to image the lower limb in the standing horse, as this is the most common site of lameness.  It has revolutionized our understanding of the structures of the hoof, and we can now differentiate between the multiple conditions that were encompassed as ‘navicular syndrome’.

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What is kissing spines?

Kissing spines or more correctly termed ‘impinging dorsal spinous processes’ (IDSPs) is where there is over-crowding of the summits of the 18 spines that the horse has, usually in the saddle region of the spine.

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Ask the vet: dentistry special

I have a 25-year-old gelding who struggles to eat hay in the winter, what can I do? It is very important that our older horses and ponies have regular dental examinations, usually every 6 months. Older horses teeth can change very quickly and this can result in difficulty eating. Occasionally horses have loose teeth which […]

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Stem cell treatment – what’s new?

What are stem cells? Stem cells are an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism which are capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type. They are used in musculoskeletal injuries of the horse to improve the quality of repair tissue in injured tissue. Types of stem cells Traditionally we obtained cells […]

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Sycamore poisoning in horses

Many of you may have noticed the characteristic helicopter seeds present on sycamore trees as of late so we thought it would be a good idea to remind you about sycamore poisoning. But what exactly do we mean by the term sycamore poisoning? Keep reading to find out more! Sycamore poisoning, also known as atypical […]

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