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No EYE in team

Rags’ owner had noticed that his right eye looked a little swollen and weepy and over the course of the day it also became cloudy. With concern, his owner called Oakhill Equine Vet, Stuart Davies, to get Rags thoroughly checked. Rags’ right eye was partially closed (blepahrospasm) and his right pupil was very small – […]

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Dangers of over-rugging

Horses like humans have a temperature range with which they don’t have to expend energy to lose or gain body heat. This range is 5-25 degrees celsius. Horses have adapted to maintain their body temperature within this range and specifically when temperatures are below 5 degrees, these adaptations include:   When we feel cold horses […]

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Filly runs into arena wall

*Warning – contains graphic images of injury* A few weeks ago, Equine Vet, Hattie Barnes was called out to a 3 month old filly that had unfortunately run into an arena wall. As you can see from the photograph, the wound was very large but thankfully superficial. Hattie sutured the wounded and placed a drain […]

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Equine Summer Social

Thursday 13th September 2018 7.00pm start at Oakhill Veterinary Centre, Langley Lane, Goosnargh, PR3 2JQ To book your place contact 01772 861300 or Join the Oakhill Equine Team for an evening of fun, hospitality and education. ‘Pre-Purchase Examination’ talk and demonstration Tour of the Oakhill Equine Clinic, including our MRI system and surgical facilities […]

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Tapeworm testing

The EquiSal Tapeworm Test works like a blood test but, instead, uses saliva that you collect yourself. The test is scientifically proven to diagnose tapeworm burdens with high accuracy – it tells you if your horse has a burden and whether you need to worm or not. To test for tapeworm, all you need to do is collect […]

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Eye problems in horses

We are seeing an exceptionally large increase in the number of horses with eye problems. These problems are including eye ulcers, uveitis, trauma to the eye and conjunctivitis.   Causes Some of these problems are related to flies, causing infection. The bright sunlight that we are currently getting is causing the sensitive areas of the eye […]

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