Articles

Stay informed with our topical articles, all written by our equine vets.

TIPS TO PREVENT IMPACTION COLIC

Colic can occur throughout the year, but the frequency can be increased during the winter months due to changes in weather conditions and the resulting management changes. Alterations in feed type, quantity and hydration can all lead to signs of colic.

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IMPORTANCE OF DENTISTRY

Dental disease can be very painful. Early detection and treatment of dental problems is vitally important in maintaining good oral health- we all know that prevention is better than cure! As part of your horse’s annual health check, a thorough dental examination should be performed.

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CASE STUDY: KISSING SPINES

This 6-year-old WB mare presented with a short history of bucking, napping and increasing resistance to going forward. On examination, severe pain and spasm was noted over the back. No lameness was observed, but there was no transfer of energy from the hind limbs through the back.

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OAKHILL VETS CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS

This year marks Oakhill Vets 50th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this momentous milestone! We are proud to have achieved remarkable development and growth, all whilst remaining fiercely independent.

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INVESTORS IN THE ENVIRONMENT AWARD: ACHIEVING ‘BRONZE’, AND HEADING FOR SILVER!

After a busy period of reporting and planning, Oakhill had its ‘Sustainability Audit’ with the iiE team in October, and we’re very proud to announce that we achieved ‘bronze’ accreditation!

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Case study: Mr T’s melanoma

Meet Mr T, who earlier this year developed a slight swelling on the left hand side of his back, under the saddle region. He didn’t seem overly bothered about this swelling, but his owner asked Sarah to check it out as they were concerned that it was steadily growing bigger.

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