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Infundibular caries treatment in the horse – Fillings!!

Bonita is a lovely, 21 year-old Welsh Cross mare whose owners ensure that her teeth are regularly examined and floated. Several years ago it was noted that her 209 and 109 (4th cheek tooth back on the upper right and left side) suffered from a condition known as infundibular caries. There are two infundibula in […]

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Equine Lice

Our horse’s thicker and longer coats over the winter months becomes an ideal breeding ground for lice, especially when we then cover them in a warm rug. The life cycle of the louse is complete within 4 weeks and eggs hatch 10 days after being laid. Eggs or nits are small (1mm), yellow-white in colour and […]

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Regenerative therapy

Lameness is a pain-avoidance strategy adopted by horses, and is a common cause of poor athletic performance and compromised welfare.  Whatever the precise cause of pain (e.g. osteoarthritis,  tendon injury), that pain is caused by inflammation.  Inflammation is the cascade of chemical and cellular events that occurs following any type of tissue damage. By causing pain it alerts […]

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Infundibular Caries

Infundibular Caries is the name given to a condition affecting the upper molars of some horses. Horses have many adaptations in their teeth designed to help with the rough nature of their diet. One of these adaptations is the ‘infundibulum’. This is simply an extra area of enamel, one of the hardest compounds found in […]

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Winter Conditions

Colic Colic is a collection of clinical signs shown by a horse that indicate abdominal discomfort. Changes in management, especially if not made gradually, can precipitate episodes of colic. At this time of year, horses undergo a significant management change, coming in from pasture to spend prolonged periods of time in their stable. Therefore, we […]

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Microchipping Rules Oct 2020

Are you organised following the new microchipping rules that came in on 1st October 2020? Now all horses, irrespective of age should be microchipped and registered with the government central equine database. You can check if your horse is registered at www.equineregister.co.uk and follow our flowchart to check that you have satisfied the new guidelines. […]

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